Cataloging & Classification Basics

Scheduled Dates

January January 21, 22, 23, 28, 29 & 30, 2020 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CST (Register Now)

Course Description

Need a "boot camp" to get started with cataloging? This course is designed to give you the practical, hands-on information needed to succeed in cataloging.

We will cover MARC bibliographic, classification and categorization schemas, basic copy cataloging, and other areas essential to the cataloging department. This course offers an in-depth look at MARC fields (fixed and variable) and subfields used for cataloging. 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, accessed through the Connexion cataloging interface.

Course Type: 
Topic Area: 
Target Audience: 
Everyone
Prerequisites

None

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
Homework Expectations
  • 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.
Session Information
Session Duration: 
This course consists of six 2-hour sessions.
Contact Hours: 
12
Instructor
Emily Nimsakont - nimsakont@amigos.org
Fees
Amigos Member Early Bird Fee: 
$420.00
Amigos Member Fee: 
$445.00
Non-member Early Bird Fee: 
$455.00
Non-member Fee: 
$480.00