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Subj. Catalog & Class.
This course addresses the theories, principles, and practices of subject cataloging and classification. It covers the application of national standards to the creation of bibliographic records and to the construction of catalogs in libraries and other information environments. It teaches the fundamental concepts of subject cataloging including: understanding the various approaches to and pitfalls in determining aboutness; vocabulary control; classification theory; and the application of LCSH in subject cataloging; classification theory; and the application of the major classification schemes (DDC and LCC). The course also includes examinations of authority control for subject headings, the MARC format for classification data, and other major subject access systems from around the world, including UDC, Colon, Bliss, Expansive classification, PRECIS, FAST, TGM, AAT, MeSH, Sears, etc. May include readings, discussions, presentations, exams, and written exercises.
- Course number: LIS-417
- Credits: 3.00
- Academic Level: Graduate
- Currently Offered: Yes
- Course Type: Lecture