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Re: Textbooks and Course Papers

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Daniel N Joudrey <[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, 20 May 2009 16:36:09 -0400

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At Simmons, for our introductory course we use the third edition of The Organization of Information (but my opinion on this matter is a bit biased). We, of course, supplement the textbook with various articles or chapters from the 10th edition of Introduction to Cat and Class.

I don't assign papers in the intro course, I have presentations (partnered). The topic change every term, but roughly half are on historical topics and half are on new trends, technologies, or anticipated changes.

Danny

--
Daniel N. Joudrey, PhD
Assistant Professor
GSLIS, Simmons College
300 The Fenway, P205-B
Boston, MA 02115
617-521-2863Quoting "Sylvia Hall-Ellis" <[log in to unmask]> Wed, 20 May 2009
Re: [eduCAT] Textbooks and Course Papers:

> Dear Colleagues,
>
> Here at the University of Denver the knowledge organization course is
> a foundations course that includes concepts for cataloging. For the
> Organization of Information course, I use the Taylor book. There is a
> great deal of additional material in virtual course packets for
> students to go along with the text. These supplementary materials
> enable the course to include emerging topics along with the more
> traditional areas.
>
> For the first cataloging class (required for all of our students), I
> use these books:
> * Hall-Ellis, Sylvia D. with J. Ann Jerabek and Merrie W. Valliant.
> Contemporary Cataloging: A Handbook for Practitioners and Students.
> (in press – required)
> *Anglo American Cataloguing Rules. 2nd ed., 2003 rev. with 2004 &
> 2005 amendments. Chicago, Ill.: American Library Association,
> 2002-2007. (electronic access -- highly recommended)
> * Chan, Lois Mai. Cataloging and Classification: An Introduction. 3rd
> ed. Lanham, Md.: Scarecrow Press, 2007. (recommended)
> * Taylor, Arlene G. Wynar's Introduction to Cataloging and
> Classification. 10th ed., rev. Westport, Conn.: Libraries Unlimited,
> 2006. (optional)
>
> Because we have a suite of cataloging courses (in a sequence called
> Resource Description and Access), students who are interested in this
> part of the professional take up to five additional courses. If
> information about these courses or the materials that I use is of
> interest, let me know.
>
> Assignments for the introductory cataloging course include the following:
> *Tools & Standards -- short answer and brief essay
> *Authority Control -- short exercise using authority files on the
> OCLC and LC websites to identify and apply records
> * MARC 21 Formats -- brief essay and electronic worksheets use of the
> formats for monographs to identify the relationships between rules in
> AACR2r and MARC fields/subfields, etc.
> * Subject Access -- use of monographs, DVDs, and electronic resources
> to complete an electronic worksheet to use LCSH (print and/or online)
> * Library of Congress Classification -- short exercise using
> Classification Web to identify, construct, and class notations
> * Dewey Decimal Classification -- -- short exercise using Web Dewey
> to identify, construct, and class notations
> * Monographs Format -- preparation of MARC records (level II) for
> selected materials
> * Projected Graphics Format -- preparation of MARC records (level II)
> for selected materials
> * Electronic Materials Format -- preparation of MARC records (level
> II) for selected materials
>
> There are no written papers (essays, research papers, or the like)
> because I do not see cataloging as a writing intensive course. The
> assignments are structured according to the mental models strategy
> for teaching adults.
>
> Sylvia
>
> Sylvia D. Hall-Ellis, Ph.D.
> Associate Professor
> Library and Information Science Program
> Morgridge College of Education
> University of Denver
> 2450 S. Vine St., JMAC #122
> Denver, Colorado 80208
> 303-871-7881 - voice
> 303-871-2709 - FAX
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Susan Ketcham <[log in to unmask]>
> Date: Tuesday, May 19, 2009 2:48 pm
> Subject: [eduCAT] Textbooks and Course Papers
> To: [log in to unmask]
>
>
>> Hello All,
>> Now that the spring semester is over its time for me to review my
>> course syllabus for the Knowledge Organization course I teach during
>> the fall semester and I would like to ask your thoughts on these two
>> questions:
>>
>> 1. Which textbook are you using? I have used The Organization of
>> Information/ArleneTaylor (2nd ed.) and Essential Cataloguing/J H Bauman.
>> Like many of you my course is mix of cataloging in Dewey and LC,
>> metadata, FRBR, RDA ....
>>
>> 2. If you assign papers, what are the topics they can choose from? --
>> I like to give my students a few choices
>>
>> Thanks in advance.
>> Sue
>>
>>
>> Susan Ketcham, Professor
>> Reference Services (former Cataloger)
>> LIU Brentwood Campus
>> 100 Second Avenue
>> Brentwood, NY 11717-5300
>> 631.273.5112 X35
>> [log in to unmask]
>>
>>
>

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