Cataloging & Classification Basics

From MARC bibliographic, and classification and categorization schemas, to basic copy cataloging, and other areas essential to the cataloging department, this course offers an in-depth training in cataloging and classification. It prepares participants to begin copy cataloging by demonstrating how to interpret bibliographic records and match to items in hand. Topics include terminology, resources, and workflow. Hands-on exercises (at least one per day) provide practice using new skills. Examples and exercises will be based on OCLC-MARC, and accessed through the Connexion cataloging interface.
 

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss the function of Integrated Library Systems (ILS)
  • Discover basic tools, both print and online, for cataloging
  • Interpret Library of Congress and Dewey Decimal Call numbers to enable shelf discovery
  • Recognize a MARC bibliographic record
  • Apply correct MARC code to a monograph bibliographic record
  • Define copy cataloging, including basic cataloging principles & terminology

Target Audience:
Everyone

Prerequisites:
None

Homework Expectations and Completion Requirements:

  • Short homework assignments are required after each session. Class participation includes discussion (both verbal and text available) and contribution to cooperative assignments
  • It is designed for individual participation; each individual must register.

Technical Requirements:
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Session Duration:
This course consists of five 2-hour sessions.

Instructor:  Sarah Matusz - matusz@amigos.org

Contact Hours: 10

August 1 - 10, 2022

10:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT

Online Classroom
United States

Phone: 800-843-8482
Email:

Amigos Member Individual Registration $ 450.00
Non-member Individual Registration $ 900.00