LISTSERV mailing list manager LISTSERV 16.0

Help for EDUCAT Archives


EDUCAT Archives

EDUCAT Archives


EDUCAT@LISTSERV.LOC.GOV


View:

Message:

[

First

|

Previous

|

Next

|

Last

]

By Topic:

[

First

|

Previous

|

Next

|

Last

]

By Author:

[

First

|

Previous

|

Next

|

Last

]

Font:

Monospaced Font

LISTSERV Archives

LISTSERV Archives

EDUCAT Home

EDUCAT Home

EDUCAT  May 2013

EDUCAT May 2013

Subject:

Re: No need to learn Organization of Information for School Media Program students

From:

Daniel Martínez Ávila <[log in to unmask]>

Reply-To:

Discussion List for issues related to cataloging & metadata education & training <[log in to unmask]>

Date:

Thu, 30 May 2013 18:09:27 -0300

Content-Type:

text/plain

Parts/Attachments:

Parts/Attachments

text/plain (88 lines)

Dear Yan and all,

Thank you for bringing up this interesting topic. According to the
BISG http://www.bisg.org/activities-programs/activity.php?n=d&id=47&cid=20,
"the best person to assign the [BISAC] codes to your titles is the
person who knows the most about the content of the book. Most likely
this will be the editor or, perhaps, a marketing department
associate." This means that libraries are losing their capacity to
adapt the system to their local needs. I suppose people who assign
those codes have a background on Marketing or Business, although in
order to adapt them to libraries (or even to bookstores) some training
in Organization of Information I would say is needed, as well as for
the development of the scheme.

All the best
Daniel

On Thu, May 30, 2013 at 10:19 AM, Yan Ma <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Dear Daniel,
>
> Good to hear from you in Spain!!! Thank you for your time and professional
> insight! I truly appreciated it. My deep concern is what our LIS education
> will do for our students if they are not given the education and training in
> information organization for the challenges to organize a small, medium, or
> large collection or the information on the Internet.
>
> There is a belief in our school that this organization of information is
> left to the vendors to deliver to libraries. Students do not need to learn
> Dewey or any other system. My question is: Even so, who train the staff
> working for the vendors? Yahoo and Goole hire LIS graduates.
>
> Are you coming to ALISE in 2013?
>
> Thank you,
>
> --Yan
>
>
>
>
>
>
> On Thu, May 30, 2013 at 5:55 AM, Daniel Martínez Ávila
> <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>
>> I do not think the "bookstore model" (BISAC? BIC2? THEMA?) is good
>> enough for a school unless your school is like a bookstore. For
>> instance, how many books on Civil War does your school have? DDC has
>> more than 60 categories on it while BISAC has only one. Of course the
>> solution for some libraries was to modify the scheme, but in that case
>> they lose the advantages of using a standard. This leads to another
>> problem: reclassification. I guess bookstores do not have to worry
>> about each new version of the scheme because, in due time, most titles
>> with inactivated codes will go out of print and the codes will retire
>> with the books. But I wonder if this apply to libraries too and if
>> vendors are willing to provide new codes for their out of print books
>> (provided that the library is not using a modification). Another
>> problem is the use of BISAC in the catalog, I also found that BISAC
>> codes are not retrieved in a Subject search, so libraries need to know
>> about MARC to fix that.
>>
>> I have been studying the application of BISAC in public libraries for
>> years and believe me that it is more than problematic, I would not
>> recommend any school/student to stop learning about IO because there
>> are many things to improve and fix.
>>
>> Daniel Martinez Avila
>> Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
>
>
>
>
> --
>
> Yan Ma, Ph.D.
> Professor of Graduate School of Library & Information Studies and Film/Media
> Program
> Harrington School of Communications and Media
> Special Assistant to URI President on China Affairs
> Founding Director of the URI Confucius Institute, 2007-2011
> University of Rhode Island
> 94 West Alumni Ave.
> Kingston, RI 02881 USA
> Email: [log in to unmask]
> Tel: 401-874-2819
> Fax: 401-874-4964
> http://www.uri.edu/artsci/lsc/People/ma.html

Top of Message | Previous Page | Permalink

Advanced Options


Options

Log In

Log In

Get Password

Get Password


Search Archives

Search Archives


Subscribe or Unsubscribe

Subscribe or Unsubscribe


Archives

September 2019
August 2019
July 2019
June 2019
May 2019
April 2019
March 2019
February 2019
January 2019
December 2018
November 2018
October 2018
September 2018
August 2018
July 2018
June 2018
May 2018
April 2018
March 2018
February 2018
January 2018
December 2017
November 2017
October 2017
September 2017
August 2017
July 2017
May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
January 2017
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
March 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
June 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
February 2011
January 2011
December 2010
November 2010
October 2010
September 2010
June 2010
May 2010
April 2010
March 2010
February 2010
January 2010
December 2009
November 2009
October 2009
September 2009
August 2009
July 2009
June 2009
May 2009
April 2009
March 2009
January 2009
December 2008
November 2008
October 2008
September 2008
August 2008
July 2008
June 2008
May 2008
April 2008
March 2008
February 2008
December 2007
November 2007
September 2007
August 2007
July 2007
June 2007
May 2007
February 2007
January 2007
December 2006
November 2006
July 2006
June 2006
May 2006
April 2006
March 2006
February 2006
January 2006
December 2005
November 2005
September 2005
August 2005
July 2005
April 2005
January 2005
December 2004
November 2004
October 2004
September 2004
August 2004
July 2004
June 2004
May 2004
April 2004
March 2004

ATOM RSS1 RSS2



LISTSERV.LOC.GOV

CataList Email List Search Powered by the LISTSERV Email List Manager