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Re: was LCC now webdewey

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"Trickey, Keith" <[log in to unmask]>

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Hello Chums 
Have watched this debate rage with considerable interest, having been in the business of teaching and training cat and class in the UK for over 20 years.
 
The majority of the work I do with students is paper based - the reason for this is simple - when you work paper you are constrained to work slowly. When you work slowly you take your time going through processes. When you take time going through processes it allows the mind to reconfigure to those processes and the learning becomes more secure.
 
The change in academic 2006-07 to whole day modules (5 to 6hr teaching blocks) has favoured this approach greatly and allowed for more secure learning of the topic.
 
In terms of presentation - I take a very light hearted approach which makes the classes entertaining for participants and helps the ideas and practice to anchor in their thinking.
 
Cataloging may never be sexy, however it will always be vital in information work.
 
Best wishes
 
Keith
 
Keith V. Trickey
Senior Lecturer
Liverpool Business School
Liverpool John Moores University

________________________________

From: Discussion List for issues related to cataloging & metadata education & training on behalf of Jennifer Lang
Sent: Fri 11/30/2007 12:44 AM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: [eduCAT] was LCC now webdewey



Another question for Dawn -

What would you suggest for teaching Dewey from the books in a totally online
environment? I would like to do this next semester; perhaps you have some
suggestions that will save me some of the time of re-creating the wheel??

Thanks!!

Jennifer Lang
Electronic Resources Cataloger at
Princeton University Library and
Part-Time Lecturer

On Nov 29, 2007 2:17 PM, Loomis, Dawn <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> 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
> [log in to unmask]
>
> -----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
> [log in to unmask]
>



--
jennifer lang
cellist and librarian
609.638.9676
web: http://jenniferlang.net <http://jenniferlang.net/> 
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