Description: Cataloging and classification can be daunting to those unfamiliar with its conventions and terminology. The purpose of this course is to make the user more comfortable with both. The student will learn the concepts behind cataloging, so day-to-day operations make sense. Common cataloging vocabulary will be explained. Basic history, concepts, and rules of thumb will be described and illustrated. Students will gain familiarity with tools and authorities necessary for cataloging, particularly the Sears List of Subject Headings and the Dewey Decimal Classification schedule. (This will include State Library recommendations and guidelines.) Classes are in a part lecture, part workshop format. Students should bring any subject heading and Dewey classification tools they use in daily work, or that they can borrow.
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