School of Library and Information Science
Syllabus is subject to revision.
Anglo-American cataloging rules. 2nd ed., 2002 rev. 2005 update. Chicago: American Library Association, 2005- (ISBN 0-8389-3556-7)
Chan, Lois Mai. Cataloging and classification: an introduction. 2nd ed. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1994.
Cutter, Charles A. Cutter-Sanborn three figure author table. Swanson-Swift revision. Chicopee, Mass.: Distributed by H. R. Huntting Co., 1969. Also available at [http://www.itsmarc.com/crs/cutr0001.htm]
Dewey, Melvil. Dewey decimal classification and relative index. 21st ed. Albany, N.Y.: Forest Press, 1996.
Hagler, Ronald. The bibliographic record and information technology. 2nd ed. Chicago: American Library Association, 1997.
Maxwell, Robert L. Maxwell's guide to authority work. Chicago: American Library Association, 2002.
Maxwell, Robert L. Maxwell's handbook for AACR2R: explaining and illustrating the Anglo-American cataloguing rules and the 1993 amendments. Chicago, IL: American Library Association, 1997.
Saye, Jerry D. Manheimer's cataloging and classification: a workbook. 4th ed., rev. and expanded. New York: Marcel Dekker, 1999.
Taylor, Arlene. The Organization of information. 2nd ed. Westport, Conn. :Libraries Unlimited, 2004. (Library and information science text series) Z666.5 .T39 2004
Taylor, Arlene. Wynar's introduction to cataloging and classification. 9th ed. Englewood, CO: Libraries Unlimited, 2000.
Other Web Resources Related to L520:
Library of Congress authorities[http://authorities.loc.gov]
OCLC-MARC code lists:
MARC code list for geographic areas. http://lcweb.loc.gov/marc/geoareas
MARC code list for languages. http://lcweb.loc.gov/marc/languages
OCLC bibliographic formats and standards[http://www.oclc.org/bibformats/en/]
OCLC Connexion training[http://www.oclc.org/support/training/connexion/]
Barbara Tillett.What is FRBR?: A Conceptual Model for the Bibliographic Universe (2004) Chief Cataloging Policy & Support Office, Library of Congress [http://www.loc.gov/cds/FRBR.html]
Understanding MARC bibliographic: machine-readable cataloging. 7th ed. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, Cataloging Distribution Service, in collaboration with Follett Software Company, 2003. GPO [http://www.loc.gov/marc/umb/]
Understanding MARC authority records: machine-readable cataloging. Washington, DC: Cataloging Distribution Service, Library of Congress, c2003. [http://www.loc.gov/marc/uma/]
Course handouts will be provided to complement and/or supplement assigned reading. Students will be expected to have consulted these handouts in completing all assigned exercises and in preparation of the final course project.
All assignments should be typed or word processed. No hand written assignments are acceptable.
All assignments must be handed in on the dates specified in this syllabus. If you cannot hand in or deliver an assignment on the date it is due, it is your responsibility to discuss your situation with the instructors. There will be a penalty (i.e., a full letter grade lower) for work turned in after the assigned date, and this will also be applied at the discretion of the instructors. Final grades of <I> (Incomplete) may be assigned in this course after discussion with the instructors, but, depending on the circumstances, there may be a penalty applied to reduce the final grade.
Academic misconduct (e.g. plagiarism) and personal misconduct by students in this class are defined and dealt with according to the procedures in the Indiana University Code of Student Ethics. http://dsa.indiana.edu/Code/index.html Students found to be engaging in plagiarism, cheating, and other types of dishonesty will receive an <F> for the course. To help you recognize plagiarism, the IU Writing Center has prepared a short guide: "Plagiarism: What It is and How to Recognize and Avoid It." http://www.indiana.edu/~wts/wts/plagiarism.html This is one of the few documents that actually gives you examples of what constitutes plagiarism and strategies for avoiding it. Should the need arise, it is worth referring to in any of your SLIS courses.
The SLIS faculty has adopted a set of grade definitions that students should be aware of:
Assignments and Grading Weight
There are eight books on reserve at the SLIS Library to be used for the assignments. You will work with a partner for all assignments except the OCLC assignment. If you prefer to work individually, please discuss that with the instructor. Copies of all assignments will be available on this page. All assignments are to be turned in at the beginning of the class session when they are due. Because each of the assignments will be reviewed in detail in class, please make a copy of your work before turning it in. This will facilitate note taking and discussion during the in-class review. If you know beforehand that you will have to miss a class, please turn in your assignment before the scheduled due date.
For OCLC assignment, each student will spend approximately three hours working with the OCLC database. This hands-on experience constitutes Cataloging Exercise IV and consists of a programmed tutorial and a set of search queries. This exercise will not be reviewed in class and may be turned in upon completion.
Excused absences: If you have an excused absence, you will have two days in which to turn in any assignment that was due on the day that you missed class.
Unexcused absences: If you have an unexcused absence, you will have two days in which to turn in any assignment that was due on the day that you missed class. All assignments not turned in due to an unexcused absence will be treated as late assignments.
All students are expected to subscribe to Autocat, a cataloging listserv. You are expected to spend at least 15 minues a week reading on your choice of topics. We will spend a little time each week discussing current issues being discussed in Autocat. To subscribe, go to: http://ublib.buffalo.edu/libraries/units/cts/autocat/subscribe.html
Students will be required to bring examples posted on oncourseand course handouts to class as directed - keeping a class notebook is highly recommended.
August 30 - Course organization and overview; catalog form,
function and use; introduction to bibliographic description; development of
September 27 - Descriptive cataloging, areas 7 and 8: notes; standard number; note area in MARC fields. MARC record format (fixed fields).
AACR2R, Chap. 1, Rules 1.7-1.11
October 4 - Main entry and added entry; choice of access
AACR2R, Part II, Introduction
AACR2R, Chap. 22, Rules 22.1-22.20
Oct 18 - No Class
October 25 - Authority control; authority control for personal
names; MARC authority record format; program for cooperative
AACR2R, Chap. 22, Rules 22.1-22.20
AACR2R, Chap. 26, Rules 26.3 (pp. 549-557).
Chan, Chap 7 (pp. 155-169).
November 22 - Dewey decimal classification, continued; DDC
schedules and tables;
Chan, Chap. 12 (pp. 314-325)
November 29- Subject headings; subject authority control; syndetic
structure for subject headings; LC Classification Web; introduction to LCSH.
Chan, Chap. 8 (pp. 171-209).
December 6 - Metadata (guest speaker); current cataloging issues.
Understand metadata. Bethesda, MD: National Information Standards Organization, 2004. [http://www.niso.org/standards/resources/UnderstandingMetadata.pdf]
Weibel, S. (1997).The Dublin Core: A simple content description model for
electronic resources. Bulletin of the
American Society for Information Science, 24 (1), 9-11. [http://www.asis.org/Bulletin/Oct-97/weibel.htm]
December 13 (Thursday) - (Course Project Due)