I always look at assessments from the perspective "How would I do that?". Simple - I would go out pick up a batch of records for the item and boil them down into a quality version - might even include a couple of errors to make it look more authentic! So about ten years ago I started creating my own material - dummy title pages - additional information - some of which is useful, some of which is not - embeded humour to lighten the task. Allows me to build items that test appropriately the understanding of AACR2 and MARC 21 with targeted building of Dewey class numbers. I find it easier to do that than to hunt around for obscure "real" items to fit the requirements.
Keith V. Trickey
Liverpool Business School
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I have usually made things up, with fabricated titles, authors, ISBNs, etc.
I usually use real-people-in-the-authority-file's names and just lift ISBNs
from books and DVDs around home, so students don't get the
unable-to-validate response from Connexion. Last semester that I taught for
the U of AL's School of Library and Information Studies, *Harry Potter and
the Deathly Hallows, Part I*, had just come out as movie, so I downloaded a
JPG of the cover from IMDB.com, blew it up and made up the rest by
consulting what I found on IMDB.com and what I remembered from watching the
film. So much is available on the internet that it's difficult coming up
with a cheatproof final project, but I think it can be done.
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