I am requiring the loose-leaf also for the same reasons expressed. The
Concise AACRII may do depending on the conceptualization of the course,
but if that is the only cataloging course (which is unfortunately is here)
the students deserve the Full Monty treatment. I have felt badly that
about half of the AACRII text is not used in the course--we focus on the
book and not on the other materials for illustrative purposes and do
second the attempt to bring back the paperback for instructional purposes
or at least some alternative to the whole mess.
Chair, Library & Information Studies
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We no longer require students to purchase AACR2 mainly because the
looseleaf is so much more expensive than the paperback used to be.
Instead we have multiple copies available in our lab as well as
Cataloger's Desktop. I'd actually love to see other folks besides me
lobby ALA to have a paperback version. I was told that "real catalogers"
prefer the looseleaf at which point I sent a message back that I used to
be a "real cataloger" and would have loved a looseleaf version but as an
LIS educator recognize that for students the paperback is more useful.
One woman's opinion, perhaps, but I'm wondering if anyone else out there
feels the same way?
Melanie A. Kimball, Assistant Professor
Department of Library and Information Studies
School of Informatics
University at Buffalo, State University of New York
534 Baldy Hall
Buffalo, New York 14260-1020
Phone: (716) 645-2412, Ext. 1221
On Tue, 6 Dec 2005, Jennifer Lang wrote:
> Cheryl (and everyone),
> Your email reminded me that I wanted to ask your
> opinion: I'm a part-time lecturer at Rutgers. We have
> access to Catalogers' Desktop for our students and I
> need to submit my book order for the intro. cataloging
> course I'll be teaching in the spring. I wonder if
> those of you who do have access to it require your
> students to purchase a print copy of AACR2 in addition
> to having online access, or do you just rely on the
> online. I've done it both ways, and I'm still trying
> to decide which worked better.
> Jennifer Lang
> --- Cheryl Boettcher Tarsala <[log in to unmask]>
> > Educatters:
> > A much-delayed thank you for all your interesting
> > responses about
> > using OCLC as a tool for cataloging instruction. I
> > appreciate your
> > insights.
> > Cheryl
> > --
> > Cheryl Boettcher Tarsala
> > Adjunct Assistant Professor
> > LEEP Program, Graduate School of Library and
> > Information Science
> > University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
> > [log in to unmask]
> > [log in to unmask]
> > The views expressed here are my own and not those of
> > UIUC or GSLIS.
> jennifer lang
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