Cataloging training (1)

It’s the beginning of my second week as part of the CLIR French pamphlet project and I’m excited to soon get to work on the pamphlets.  Training is going well; I am quickly remembering everything that was covered in my ‘Organization of Knowledge’ course regarding AACR2R and MARC tags.  The punctuation for the 245, 260, and 300 MARC fields took a day or so to become comfortable with. I am surprised at how many records I come across that still have the older standard punctuation in those fields.  I find myself hoping that an item will have an inscription, bookplate, or stamp that I can note to help trace the provenance of the item, or an ambiguous title that needs to be supplemented with a contents or summary note.

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