The EDUCAT list has seen a flurry of new subscribers, thanks to a
write-up in the latest issue of the LC Cataloging Newsline.
While the list is somewhat quiet right now due to the end of the
academic year, I would like to update the new arrivals on the topics we
have been addressing, and encourage you all to participate actively in
Our primary focus has been the following:
1) How do we integrate the teaching of metadata topics into the
traditional cataloging curriculum, so LIS students will be equipped to
handle Web resources and digital collections?
2) What are the appropriate levels of expertise in cataloging and
metadata for LIS students - we have been using the framework of Ingrid
Hsieh Yee's report, at:
which outlines what should be taught to all LIS students, to those
wanting to become catalogers, and to those interested in digital project
3) We hope to provide a forum here for dialogue between the
communities of LIS educators and library practitioners and trainers
around the issue of preparing catalogers with skills for the new formats
in library collections.
Please concentrate on topics around cataloging education, rather than
cataloging itself - we have the wonderful AUTOCAT list for questions
about the art of cataloging.
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