Six members of the NWU LIS Information Resources (cataloguing and periodical staff) attended an IGBIS workshop at the Centurion Lake Hotel on 16 and 17 August 2018. IGBIS is the LIASA Interest Group for Bibliographic Standards.
The theme of the workshop was: Resource description: unlocking developing trends and smart technologies.
The two-day workshop provided valuable networking and problem-solving opportunities for professionals from academic, public and special libraries. Topics that were discussed:
- An introduction to NACO and Authority control;
- Training in new ISBD punctuation in MARC records;
- Creating NACO authority records;
- The use of relator codes in cataloguing;
- What MarcEdit can do for you;
- WorldShare Record Manager and Collection Manager;
- Quality assurance;
- Metadata futures;
- Why relator codes are important in bibliographic records.
The committee assured IGBIS members that they will continue to provide training to the cataloguing community. Young cataloguers and first time presenters were also encouraged to present papers at the coming workshop. The cataloguers who attended, describe the opportunity as two days out of the office to sharpen their cataloguing skills, and an investment in their careers.