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NASIG 29th Annual Conference
Taking Stock and Taming New Frontiers
May 1-4, 2014
Ft. Worth, Texas

Established in 1985, the North American Serials Interest Group, Inc. (NASIG) is an independent organization that promotes communication, information, and continuing education about serials and the broader issues of scholarly communication. NASIG welcomes anyone interested in the serials information chain. Inspired by the United Kingdom Serials Group (UKSG), NASIG held its first conference at Bryn Mawr College in June 1986. The annual conference, usually held in late May or June, offers a premier opportunity to meet others representing the diverse interests of the serials community and to hear speakers who are on the cutting edge of scholarly communication.
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Thursday, May 1 • 8:00am - 12:00pm
Preconference: Basic Serials Cataloging Workshop (Session 2 of 2)

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This workshop provides the basic principles of serials cataloging using RDA and MARC 21 applicable to both original and copy cataloging. The workshop focuses on applying CONSER RDA core elements for serials.

The workshop materials are based on RDA instructions, LC-PCC Policy Statements, and guidelines documented in the CONSER Cataloging Manual for identifying works and expressions, recording attributes of resources, and completing a description of a serial resource. The workshop will cover several aspects of CONSER’s implementation of RDA in the MARC 21 environment, including practices for coding the MARC field 246 for variant titles, fixed fields, and use of relationship designators to record relationships between resources.

Depending on the needs and interests of participants, the presenters will make available online introductory sessions to cover the basics of Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records, RDA Toolkit, and the MARC 21 format for bibliographic data as prerequisites to the workshop.

The course is designed for those new to serials: beginning serials catalogers and technicians and monograph catalogers working with serials. Experienced AACR2 serials catalogers wishing to make the transition to RDA are welcome to take this course as a primer to RDA serial cataloging.


Les Hawkins

CONSER Coordinator, Library of Congress
Les Hawkins has been coordinator of the CONSER program at the Library of Congress (LC) since 2003. CONSER is the Cooperative Serials Program of the Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC), an authoritative source for bibliographic records, documentation, and training materials for serials cataloging.  Les has been involved with RDA course development and instruction for Library of Congress catalogers as well as RDA serials bridge training... Read More →

Hien Nguyen

CONSER Specialist, Library of Congress
Hien Nguyen is CONSER Specialist since 2004. Since 2010 she has been involved in preparing and presenting serials cataloging guidelines for RDA. She is a member of an instructional group at the Library of Congress who planned, prepared, and presented RDA training materials for implementation. She serves as a reviewer of PCC RDA name authority records contributed to the LC/NACO Name Authority File and serials bibliographic records for LC RDA... Read More →

Thursday May 1, 2014 8:00am - 12:00pm
Crystal Ballroom A

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