At the University of Tennessee we also use Taylor's (now Taylor and
Joudrey) Organization of Information for our introductory course.
Our next level up cataloging and classification class uses Taylor's
Introduction to Cataloging and Classification.
I don't use papers in the intro class although they do have to write
short essays (1-1.5 pages) on midterms and finals. I do give my
cataloging students the option of writing a literature review (8-10
pages) on various topics as an alternative to the final. Ones I suggest
include the list below although they may choose any topic they're
interested in once we make sure there's enough material.
Classification (or cataloging) in specialized libraries (e.g., law,
medicine, or music)
International authority control issues
Map or cartographic cataloging
Cataloging electronic resources
Cataloging internet resources
Classifying or cataloging fiction or other genre
Cataloging art materials or realia
RDA/Resource Description and Access
Authority control issues
Cataloging in museums or archives
School of Information Sciences
University of Tennessee