Similarly at Dominican University. And for us, "Organization of Information" is one of the core (required) courses.
We have also been working on developing career pathways where a package of courses is suggested for students interested in focusing on Cataloging/Tech Services. Dr. Gertrude Koh, professor in Dominican's GSLIS, has developed three such sample pathways, listing suggested related cataloging/technical services courses for these packages. A small committee of us is further developing the document so we are not yet "ready for prime time."
I know this is expanding the thread a bit but I was wondering if others of you are doing something similar in developing a career pathway of courses for Cataloging/Tech Services, and would be willing to share your thoughts.
Marjorie E. Bloss, Visiting Instructor
Graduate School of Library & Information Science
7900 West Division Street
River Forest, IL 60305
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It depends on what you meant by a cataloging course. If you meant broadly a
course covering the characteristics of bibliographic info, cataloging
principles (as part of general principles of info organization), components of
a catalog record (and other bibliographic records), tools used in cataloging
(e.g., bibliographic standards, encoding standards, controlled vocabularies),
and classification theory, then, yes, we do have such a required course at the
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. After all, many faculty members and
students refer to this course (Organization of Information) as a "cataloging"