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Guide to Cataloging for Kids featuring Ms. MARC

March 24, 2011 · 2 Comments

Does your job require you to organize materials for children and young adults? A one-stop guide for cataloging and organizing information for children is the fifth edition of “Cataloging Correctly for Kids: An Introduction to the Tools” published by the American Library Association. This handbook provides an overview of how to effectively catalog materials for children and young adults including topics such as copy cataloging, subject heading access using Library of Congress Children’s Subject Headings and Sears subject headings, classifying materials with the Dewey Decimal Classification system, cataloging non-book materials, cataloging for non-English speaking and preliterate children, cataloging using AACR2, MARC 21 and using the new cataloging standard of RDA.

A chapter titled “Automating the Children’s Catalog” by Follett’s “Ms. MARC,” Judy Yurczyk, provides information on the steps needed to automate a catalog, from the first step of selecting an integrated library system (ILS), to the creation of a high quality database via the retrospective conversion process with guidelines on how to prepare for this process, to the ongoing maintenance of the database once it has been created. Cataloging Correctly for Kids is available in print, e-book, and a print/e-book bundle from the ALA store.

Ms. MARCJudy Yurczyk assumed the role of Ms. MARC 10 years ago and answers many cataloging questions from school library staff just like you! In addition to writing "Tag of the Month," Judy is an integral part of maintaining Follett's Alliance MARC record databases. The author of Follett's past publications of MARC Bibliographic Format Guide and MARC Authority Format Guide, Judy has taught MARC workshop classes throughout the country. Judy received her MLS from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. She is a member of the American Library Association (ALA), the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) and its Cataloging and Classification Section (ALCTS/CCS), and Online Audiovisual Catalogers (OLAC). She has served as a member of the Vendor Relations Committee and ALCTS/CCS Cataloging of Children's Materials Committee.

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