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Dear Bobby,

Thank you for your time and feedback. Yes, I meant to say the indexing and
abstracting course. Since I do not teach indexing course, I seek advice
from colleagues when students approach me.

Best,

-Yan


On Thu, Apr 8, 2021 at 1:24 PM Bobby Bothmann <[log in to unmask]>
wrote:

> Do you mean like an indexing and abstracting course?
> ​I have to say, I took that 20 years ago thinking it would be helpful for
> my cataloging career. Looking back, quite frankly, it was so not-relevant
> to my work. I think it might be helpful if one wants to construct an index
> for a book; maybe. But in the end it was only useful in that it was a short
> summer course that gave me elective credits toward my MLIS.
> ​
> ​I'd prefer to see more courses on subject analysis (LCSH or other
> schemes).
> ​
> ​Now, that comment about "outdated and traditional librarianship"... that
> ruffles my feathers. If making information accessible is traditional, i
> shudder to think of what non-traditional would mean.
> ​
> ​Bobby Bothmann
> ​
> On Apr 8 2021, at 11:10 am, Yan Ma <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
>> Dear Colleagues,
>>
>> Greetings!
>>
>> What would be your response to this question by an administrator of an
>> MLIS
>> degree program?
>>
>> "Indexing course is not offered because it is outdated and it is
>> traditional librarianship."
>>
>> Thank you,
>>
>> -Yan
>>
>> --
>> Dr. Yan Ma, Ph.D.
>> Professor of Graduate School of Library & Information Studies
>> Harrington School of Communications and Media
>> University of Rhode Island
>> 94 West Alumni Ave.
>> Kingston, RI 02881 USA
>> Email: [log in to unmask] <[log in to unmask]>
>> Tel: 401-874-2819
>> Fax: 401-874-4964
>> https://harrington.uri.edu/meet/yan-ma/
>>
>

-- 
Dr. Yan Ma, Ph.D.
Professor of Graduate School of Library & Information Studies
Harrington School of Communications and Media
University of Rhode Island
94 West Alumni Ave.
Kingston, RI 02881 USA
Email: [log in to unmask] <[log in to unmask]>
Tel: 401-874-2819
Fax: 401-874-4964
https://harrington.uri.edu/meet/yan-ma/