Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Using the Library of Congress Classification P Schedule

ALCTS webinar

Date: May 9, 2012
All webinars are one hour in length and begin at 11am Pacific, noon Mountain, 1pm Central, and 2pm Eastern time.

Description: This webinar will cover some of the more complex aspects of using the "P" schedule to create classification numbers, including use of various tables, with a focus on individual literary authors of the 20th and 21st centuries.

Learning Outcomes: At the end of the presentation, attendees will be able
- classification numbers for individual literary authors
- identify and use appropriate internal tables to shelflist an author's collections, individual works, and criticism
- apply external tables from CSM: Classification and Shelflisting Manual to shelflist translations, abridgments, and criticism of individual literary works

Audience: The presentation is geared toward catalogers with some experience using the "P" classification, and thus will not cover basic skills.
Presenter: Elaine A. Franco has been Principal Cataloger for monographs at the University of California, Davis, since 1990, and served in a similar position at the University of Nebraska--Lincoln, where she began her career over thirty years ago. In her capacity as Principal Cataloger, Elaine has served as a resource person for interpreting cataloging rules, training new catalogers, and maintaining quality control. She has used each of the LC Classification Schedules at some point, specializing in the humanities.

Elaine is currently the Vice Chair of the ALCTS Affiliate Relations Committee.


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