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If you want to gain a practical overview of Dewey Decimal Classification and Library of Congress Classification, this eCourse bundle is for you. Over a three-month period, you will work closely with expert instructors who 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 with Alex Kyrios – 4-week eCourse; begins August 2, 2021
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 September 13, 2021
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 October 11, 2021
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.
After partipating in this eCourse bundle, you will:
- Know how to read and interpret DDC® notation and analyze how to apply it in real-world library situations
- Be able to competently search WebDewey® for the assignment of DDC® numbers
- Be able to use DDC® Tables for number-building and successfully build longer DDC® numbers
- Understand the basic structure of LCC
- Know how to assign numbers and shelflist materials using Library of Congress Classification Web (LC ClassWeb) and the LCC print schedules
- Understand the types of number-building tables in LCC and how to apply them
- Have experience with specific LCC classes that deal with more complex shelflisting issues
- Understand how to analyze resources for content analysis
- Be able to apply LCSH vocabulary in MARC 21
- Be able to construct simple and complex subject heading strings
- Know how to select and apply free-floating subdivisions
Who Should Attend
Library staff looking to learn about DDC and LCC cataloging will find this eCourse bundle relevant.
Alex Kyrios is Editor of the Dewey Decimal Classification at OCLC. He previously worked as a cataloger at the University of Idaho and the Folger Shakespeare Library. He received his MLS at the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and his BA at the College of William & Mary. In his spare time, he contributes to Wikipedia, hosts bar trivia (local health regulations permitting), and enjoys games of all sorts. He lives in Washington, D.C.
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.
- $525.00 for nonmembers
- $472.50 for ALA Members
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