[Eril-l] Core Web Course: Fundamentals of Cataloging 2023 – Sessions 2.0 and 2.1

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Mon Jan 23 09:00:00 PST 2023

*Cross posted to multiple lists*

*Core Web Course: Fundamentals of Cataloging Sessions 2.0 and 2.1*

*February 27 - April 7, 2023*


This 6-week online course 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.

*2023 Sessions:*

*This course is offered by Core several times each year. You only need to
take one of the sessions, since the course content is the same. You may
register for either of the sessions. Sessions tend to sell out weeks in

Click on a date range to register for that session.

·         Session 1: January 9 – February 17

·         Session 1.1: January 9 – February 17

·         Session 2: February 27 - April 7

·         Session 2.1: February 27 – April 7

·         Session 3: April 24 - June 2

·         Session 3.1: April 24 – June 2

·         Session 4: July 10 - August 18

·         Session 4.1: July 10 – August 18

·         Session 5: August 28 - October 6

·         Session 5.1: August 28 – October 6

·         Session 6: October 23 - December 9

·         Session 6.1: October 23 – December 9

*Format: *

Students receive login instructions one week prior to the course start
date. Students have 24/7 access to the course site for the 6-week period,
and aside from assignment and quiz deadlines, the course may be completed
at their own pace.  Instructors provide guidance and feedback as students
work their way through the course material. Weekly, instructor-moderated
chat sessions are the only live course events that students are asked to

*Weekly Chat Schedule:*

The following times are tentative and may change according to instructor

·         Week 1: Thursday at 1:00 pm CT

·         Week 2: Thursday at 1:00 pm CT

·         Week 3: Thursday at 1:00 pm CT

·         Week 4: Thursday at 1:00 pm CT

·         Week 5: Thursday at 1:00 pm CT

·         Week 6: Thursday at 1:00 pm CT

*Learning Outcomes:*

Students will gain a basic understanding of library cataloging concepts and

*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.


   - *Marcia H. Barrett *is the Cataloging & Metadata Strategies Librarian
   at the University of California, Santa Cruz.
   - *Debbie Benrubi* is the Technical Services Librarian at University of
   San Francisco.
   - *Bobby Bothmann* is the Metadata & Emerging Technologies Librarian and
   Professor at Minnesota State University, Mankato.
   - *Jen Froetschel* is the Metadata Services Librarian at George
   Washington University.
   - *Teressa Keenan* is the Head of Bibliographic Management Services at
   University of Montana, Missoula.
   - *Sofia Slutskaya* is the Head, Resource Description at Emory
   University Library.
   - *Shannon Tennant* is the Coordinator of Library Collections at Elon
   University in North Carolina.


   - Core Members: $196.71;
   - ALA Member Price: $224.10;
   - Non Member Price: $249.00.

Registration fees are in U.S. dollars.

*How to Register:*

*Register for session 1 online

*Register by mail
the print registration form. Tip: If you’re unable to open this “register
by mail” link, right-click the link and save the form to your computer.

For registration questions, call 1-800-545-2433 to speak to our customer
service representatives.

*Registration Deadline:*

Registration for each course is limited to 25 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.

*Core Code of Conduct:*

Please review our Statement of Conduct
<http://www.ala.org/alcts/alcts-statement-conduct> before registering.

*Tech Requirements:*

A Moodle-developed site is composed of self-paced modules with facilitated
interaction led by the instructors. There are predetermined start and end
dates and a suggested pace which include interaction with the instructors
and your classmates. Students regularly use the forum and chat room
functions to facilitate their class participation. Section quizzes are
offered and feedback given, however, there is no final class grade.

The course website will be open for 1 week prior to the start date for
students to have access to Moodle instructions and set their browser
correctly. It will remain open 1 week after the end date for students to
complete any sections and submit the course evaluation survey.


·         Contact Hours - 24 hours

·         Core defines contact hours in line with the IACET standards
on Continuing
Education Units

·         Certificates of completion are sent upon successful completion
(passing score of 70% or higher) of the course.


For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration by calling
1-800-545-2433 or email registration at ala.org.

For all other questions or comments related to this course, please contact
tferren at ala.org.

**Posted on behalf of the Core Continuing Education Committee.**

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