Cataloging Basics: Access

Currently Offered Sessions

No sessions currently scheduled.


The Access workshop covers choosing access points for a catalog record and formulating headings according to Chapters 21-26 of AACR2 and using MARC tagging. The session covers name headings for persons, places and corporate bodies, as well as cross references and authority control. Participants will learn to select, formulate and explain name and title headings used on standard catalog records, for both cataloging and searching purposes.

This full-day workshop is part 2 of the Cataloging Basics series developed by MOTSE (Minnesota Opportunities for Technical Services Excellence).

Who Should Attend?

Any library staff person involved in creating or editing brief or full MARC records for acquisitions or cataloging purposes.


None, although the session is best taken in conjunction with Cataloging Basics - Description.