May 5-30, 2014 $175
Building on what is covered in Cataloging I: The Basics, this class will take a more in-depth look at cataloging theory and processes, classification, and the MARC format, as well as touching on some metadata schema. It will also go into greater depth in covering the notes area, subject cataloging, analytics, and the coding of fixed fields.
At the completion of this course, the attendee will:
- Understand the differences in LC an DDC classification and the relative merits of each.
- What is metadata and what are some of the applications of it.
- Linked data and its role in the future of cataloging.
- The use of coded data in the MARC record and sources for that data.
- How “notes” fields can be effectively utilized to enhance data retrieval.
- The different types of MARC formats.
This course can be taken as one of seven courses needed to earn our Certificate in Cataloging, but can be taken as a stand-alone course as well.