Cataloging and Classification


Ingrid Hsieh-Yee


Catholic University of America


Spring 2012


This course covers the theory and practice of cataloging and classification. It focuses on the knowledge and skills needed for cataloging monographs and introduces students to the cataloging of other formats, such as Internet resources. Through lectures and exercises students learn the principles of information organization and become familiar with cataloging standards, procedures and tools. Standards and tools covered include the Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules 2nd revision, Library of Congress Subject Headings, Dewey Decimal Classification system, MARC 21bibliographic format, and OCLC Connexion. In addition, FRBR (Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records) and RDA (Resource Description and Access) are discussed, and the Library of Congress Classification system, Metadata, and Dublin Core are introduced.

Required Textbook:

Hsieh-Yee, Ingrid. Organizing audiovisual and electronic resources for access: A cataloging guide.
Taylor, Arlene G. Introduction to cataloging and classification. 10th ed.

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