Technical Services → Sierra Cataloging: Item Entry

PrairieCat Matching (TS001)


This is the first course in a series of 7 courses required to become Item Entry Certified. Upon successful completion of the Item Entry series and a signed Sierra Tech Login Approval form from your supervisor (course TS006), you will be Item Entry Certified and receive your named tech login.

This course is designed to show how to match items in-hand to bibliographic or title records in OCLC interfaces and the Sierra database.

Video approximately 35 min.

It is recommended to download/review associated files/documents prior to watching video.

This course is self-paced but please use the "Send message" function under "Messages" to contact the course instructor(s) if you have questions or need assistance.

For the quiz, you are allowed to move back and forth to next/previous questions. You will not be able to view entire quiz at one time but feel free to go back through the quiz to review your answers before submitting.
  • PrairieCat Matching Video
  • PrairieCat Matching Manual
  • PrairieCat Matching Assignment
  • PrairieCat Matching Quiz
  • PrairieCat Matching Survey
Completion rules
  • You must complete the test "PrairieCat Matching Quiz"
  • Leads to a certification with a duration: Forever