New iteration: Practical Classification and Subject Access Cataloging eCourse Bundle
For Immediate Release
ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions
Chicago—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse bundle, Practical Classification and Subject Access Cataloging. Violet Fox and Bobby Bothmann will serve as the instructors for a bundle of three facilitated eCourses taking place over 14 weeks, starting on Monday, May 6, 2019.
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If you want to gain a practical overview of Dewey Decimal Classification and Library of Congress Classification, our new eCourse bundle is for you. Over a three-month period, you will work closely with expert instructors that will teach you how to assign both DDC and LCC numbers with correct meaning in hierarchy and how to analyze the contents of a resource and use Library of Congress Subject Headings controlled vocabulary. Courses included in this bundle are
- Using WebDewey and Understanding Dewey Decimal Classification eCourse with Violet Fox – 4-week eCourse; begins May 6, 2019
Starting with the basics, this eCourse will teach you how to assign DDC numbers with correct meaning in hierarchy, build numbers using tables, and apply numbers that help patrons browse your library.
- Using and Understanding Library of Congress Classification with Bobby Bothmann – 4-week eCourse; begins June 3, 2019
Gain a comprehensive grounding in Library of Congress Classification (LCC) principles and practice. This eCourse teaches you how to assign LCC numbers with correct meaning in hierarchy, build numbers using tables, and apply numbers that help patrons browse your library.
- Using and Understanding Library of Congress Subject Headings with Bobby Bothmann – 6-week eCourse; begins July 1, 2019
This eCourse introduces you to the Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) vocabulary and explains the various types of topical and free-floating subject terms. You will learn how to analyze the contents of a resource and convert that analysis into the LCSH controlled vocabulary.
By participating in this group of three courses, you’ll earn a Certificate of Professional Development in Practical Classification and Subject Access Cataloging and gain a broad set of skills that will serve you throughout your career.
You can purchase registration for these eCourses individually or as a bundle.
About the Instructors
Violet Fox is one of the editors of the Dewey Decimal Classification. She received her MLIS from the University of Washington in 2013. Her research interests include the intricacies of zine cataloging and the ethical implications of classification.
Bobby Bothmann is metadata & emerging technologies librarian at Minnesota State University, Mankato where he holds the rank of professor in Library Services. Bothmann's primary duties include cataloging books and electronic resources, managing large files full of MARC records, and investigating mobile resources and other new technologies. Bothmann has been an active member of OLAC (OnLine Audiovisual Catalogers) since fall 2000 and has served in various leadership roles including treasurer and president. He is a standing member of the editorial board and former Cataloging News editor for Cataloging & Classification Quarterly. He holds an MLIS from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee UWM and an MS in Geography and English Technical Communication from MSU Mankato. Bothmann is an adjunct instructor for the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he teaches cataloging and classification courses.
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