[Eril-l] ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Cataloging
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ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Cataloging
Session 1: February 13, 2017 - March 24, 2017
Six-week online course that is a basic primer for library cataloging
concepts and practices. It covers:
principles underlying cataloging practice,
examples illustrating the principles in practice,
tools used in cataloging practice such as AACR2, RDA, Library of
Congress Subject Headings, Library of Congress Classification, MARC, OCLC,
processes used by catalogers in creating bibliographic records.
Fundamentals of Cataloging (FOC) begins with a discussion of how cataloging
assists users in finding resources and of the value of standardization of
practice. These foundations are then given practical grounding in the work
of creating bibliographic descriptions, the process of subject analysis,
and summarizing content utilizing classification. Standards such as MARC
bibliographic and authority formats, Library of Congress Subject Headings
and Library of Congress Classification are discussed. The shift in focus
from format-based cataloging to entity-relationship model cataloging is
taken from the FRBR foundation to the RDA practical application, with a
final look at RDF triples and BIBFRAME. In all areas, the value of
standards is illustrated and discussed. There is a heavy reliance on
examples from actual practice throughout the course content.
Who Should Attend?
As a fundamentals course, FOC is tailored for librarians and library
support staff new to cataloging, librarians and library support staff from
other units who want to know more about cataloging, and experienced
cataloging librarians and library support staff seeking continuing
education and networking opportunities.
Cataloging librarians in countries other than the U.S. and library school
students or graduates developing skills to help get a job or identify areas
of interest in library work may also benefit from this course.
Course Level & Prerequisites
This is a fundamentals course with no prerequisites.
Course Syllabus <http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/webcourse/foc/syll>
Vicki Sipe, Catalog Librarian, University of Maryland, Baltimore County.
Teressa Keenan, Head of Bibliographic Management Services, University of
Debbie Benrubi, Technical Services Librarian, University of San Francisco
Bobby Bothmann, Metadata & Emerging Technologies Librarian, Minnesota
State University, Mankato
Katharine Leigh, Head of Cataloging and Metadata Services, Ball State
Marcia H. Barrett, Head of Technical Services, University of California,
Shannon Tennant, Coordinator of Library Collections, Elon University
$139 ALCTS Member and $169 Non-member
How to Register
To register, complete the online form
or register by mail
Registration for each course is limited to 20 people. For courses that are
not sold out, online and fax registration ends at 12 noon CDT on the Monday
before the course begins. Mailed registration forms must be postmarked by
two Mondays prior to the course start date.
For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration by calling
1-800-545-2433 and press 5 or email registration at ala.org.
Posted on behalf of the ALCTS Continuing Education Committee.
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