BLC Hosted SCCTP Basic Serials Training on February 5th-6th

Library staff of Northeastern cataloging print materials in 1974

The BLC held a SCCTP Basic Serials Two-Day Training with Cathy Weng, Head of Cataloging at the College of New Jersey Library, at Tufts University on February 5th-6th, 2018. 

Attendees represented seven BLC member libraries: MBLWHOI, Tufts, Boston College, Williams College, Boston University, UMass Amherst and UCONN. This free training for BLC members provided the basic principles of serials cataloging for original and copy cataloging for print serials. The training focused on the elements contained in the CONSER standard record (CSR), including appropriate MARC 21 tagging, as well as problem-solving and decision-making relative to serials cataloging. All materials were based on the CONSER standard record documentation, CONSER Editing Guide, RDA, and CONSER Cataloging Manual. 

Cathy Weng's previous experiences include working as Head of Serials Cataloging Unit at Temple University Library in Philadelphia, cataloger at the H. W. Wilson Company in New York and serials cataloger at Tufts University Library in Boston. She received her MLS from SUNY Buffalo. Cathy has been an SCCTP trainer since early 2000s and frequently gives workshops in mid-Atlantic region.

Please contact Executive Director Susan Stearns or Program Coordinator Jessica Hardin if you have any questions about this event or are interested in the BLC hosting an advanced SCCTP Serials training in the future. Please visit our Member Events page to view the consortium's upcoming events.