Online Course: Cataloging for the Non-Cataloger
Instructor: Melissa Adler
Dates: Oct. 1 – Oct.. 28, 2012
Credits: 1.5 CEUs
Are you a librarian who has suddenly been given the responsibility of cataloging for your library, but you know little to nothing about how to do it? Or do you feel that a quick course on cataloging will simply make you a better librarian? This four-week course will introduce the tools of the trade, including descriptive cataloging (AACR2 and RDA), subject cataloging (classification and subject headings), and an introduction to Machine Readable Cataloging (MARC). The course promises to provide practical, hands-on training for non-catalogers, including short-cuts and sample workflows and guides to make the job of cataloging easier. Upon completion, you may want to follow this course with the subsequently offered courses on FRBR and RDA.
Melissa Adler holds a PhD in Library and Information Studies from the University of Wisconsin Madison. She has seven years of working academic library experience, primarily in the realm of cataloging. She is also a regular cataloging instructor for the UW-Madison department of Continuing Education. Her work deals with classifications in knowledge production. She is particularly interested in how classifications discipline sexual minorities and other marginalized identities and communities.
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