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Re: On My Mind (AL, June/July issue)

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Arlene Taylor <[log in to unmask]>

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Discussion List for issues related to cataloging & metadata education & training <[log in to unmask]>

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Wed, 14 Jun 2006 23:19:15 -0400

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I am forwarding the following on behalf of Danny Joudrey who has been 
receiving the discussion, but who cannot, for some reason, get his message 
to go through.  --Arlene


Date: Wed, 14 Jun 2006 20:11:41 -0400
From: Daniel N Joudrey <[log in to unmask]>

Educatters,

While it is true that most schools (37/56 LIS schools) require an 
organization of information class as part of their requirements rather 
than a cataloging course (15/56), I don't think that hope is completely 
lost. I am working on the five year follow-up to my cataloging education 
study from 2000, and here are few tidbits:

Every ALA-accredited LIS school in the US & Canada is teaching at least 
one cataloging or org course.

224 org/cataloging courses were offered by the schools. (The raw number is 
somewhat higher than the 199 total in the earlier study, but that was US 
only. With Canada, it would have been 231, meaning a decrease of 7 courses 
in total between the early study and now.)

The average number of org/cataloging courses per school is 4.

Thirty-six LIS school teach 4 or more courses in cataloging/org (and seven 
of those teach 6 or more courses!).

All in all, org courses have increased from 30 in 2000 to 40 in 2005-6, 
but basic cataloging (Cat & Class, Bibliographic Control, Cataloging I, 
etc.) has NOT been greatly reduced.

There has been an increase in the number of metadata courses. But 
surprisingly, there were also two more descriptive cataloging courses in 
2006 than in 2000. (A pleasant surprise!)

From the data I have collected, the courses in the most danger seems to be 
indexing and abstracting -- the number of those courses has decreased by 
13 in the last five years.

In terms of my (short) experience at Simmons (my first year as a 
cataloging professor), we require an Org course. But in that course, I do 
have the students learn ISBD punctuation and the basics of authority 
control. Unfortunately, I only have 1 week to discuss description (ISBD, 
AACR2, Dublin Core, TEI headers, etc.) and one week for access points and 
authority control. In a 14-week semester, there is just too little time to 
cover all you need/want to cover. Every semester, something new can be 
added to the list of things we want all of our students to know about 
organizing information, yet, nothing can be easily taken out of the 
course. My required intro course is stuffed to the seams. (In the Cat & 
Class course, however, we spend several weeks on description and several 
weeks on authority work.)

The good news, at least at Simmons, is that the cataloging courses are 
filled each semester. We are talking now about how to best offer more 
cataloging courses to our students, rather than on how to eliminate them. 
The only problem with getting students excited about cataloging is: where 
are they going to find entry-level jobs without "three to five years of 
cataloging experience"?

Danny Joudrey
Assistant Professor
Simmons College

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