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MARC for Archival Description Day 2

Wednesday, October 19, 2022 @ 12:00 pm 4:00 pm

TRLN will be offering the Society of American Archivists’ course “MARC for Archival Description” on October 17 and 19 from 12:00 – 4:00pm ET. The course will be offered via Zoom and has a cap of 30 participants across all TRLN institutions.


This course covers the details involved in expressing archival description in the MARC bibliographic format. Learn about the various aspects of the MARC bibliographic format and the application of DACS in the MARC format.

Your instructor will address all aspects of the MARC format, including fixed fields, main and added entries, subject added entries, and descriptive fields. The course includes hands-on exercises and the construction of a MARC record, discussion of the utility of MARC in the descriptive framework, and identification of resources available for assisting in the construction of MARC records.

Learn more about learning outcomes and content for this course from SAA.

SAA Arrangement & Description Certificate

The exam included in this course counts towards the requirements for SAA’s A&D Certificate.


Contact to participate. This course is capped at 30 seats, which will be evenly distributed across TRLN institutions.

The deadline to enroll is September 19, 2022.