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Re: was LCC now webdewey

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"Loomis, Dawn" <[log in to unmask]>

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Thu, 29 Nov 2007 11:17:57 -0800

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I teach Dewey from the books, and then make the transition to webdewey.
I have found that working with the actual schedules makes all the
difference in student comprehension and ability to maneuver webdewey.  
Dawn

Dawn Loomis
Librarian I
Local Metadata Manager
Pasadena Public Library
285 E. Walnut Street
Pasadena, CA  91101
(626) 744-7318 phone
(626) 396-7683 fax
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-----Original Message-----
From: Discussion List for issues related to cataloging & metadata
education & training [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Allyson
Carlyle
Sent: Thursday, November 29, 2007 8:48 AM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: [eduCAT] LCC

Whenever anyone here doesn't teach LCC they get complaints from
students, who feel as if they are leaving school missing something.  So
we just do a breeze through the last week of class.  We teach our
beginning cataloging class as a catalog appreciation class, really, or
that is how I see it, so I am not so worried that they don't get the
full flavor of it.

We work with H, which that is the schedule we have lots of copies of.
We just say that H has many of the features of the other schedules.
When I teach it I sometimes introduce the P schedule or talk about the G
schedule to demonstrate the multiple ways in which LCC can organize, and
the multiple meanings that the class/Cutter numbers can have.

And, to tell you the truth, I don't think WebDewey is manageable at ALL,
so I cringe when I get there (although I love teaching it in the
abstract).  But maybe you have found a good way to teach it?

-----Original Message-----
From: Discussion List for issues related to cataloging & metadata
education & training [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Suzanne
Stauffer
Sent: Thursday, November 29, 2007 5:56 AM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: [eduCAT] LCC

A question I've been meaning to post for ages -- how do people teach LCC
in their introductory course? Or do you? DDC is at least manageable, but
LCC! We could spend the entire semester just working on that. I hate to
not at least expose the students to it, but since most of the students
are not going to be full-time catalogers and most will be working in
school or public libraries, at times I wonder if the time wouldn't be
better spent going into greater depth on authority control, DDC, or
LCSH.

Your thoughts, experiences, suggestions?
Suzanne M. Stauffer, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
School of Library and Information Science
Louisiana State University
275 Coates Hall
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
(225)578-1461
Fax: (225)578-4581
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