School of Library and Information Science
Indiana University
Summer II, 2001

L520: Bibliographic Access and Control
Monday, Wednesday 1:00-3:45 pm
Instructor: Linda Kamoji

E-mail: lkamoji@indiana.edu
Office Hours: By Appointment


COURSE SYLLABUS

 


 

Table of Contents


 

Texts and Related Resources


Required:

Anglo-American cataloging rules. 2nd ed., 1998 rev. Chicago: American Library Association, c1998.


Recommended:

Chan, Lois Mai. Cataloging and classification : an introduction. 2nd ed. New York : McGraw-Hill, 1994.

On Reserve:

Cutter, Charles A. Cutter-Sanborn three figure author table. Swanson-Swift revision. Chicopee, Mass. : Distributed by H. R. Huntting Co., 1969.

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 handbook for AACR2R : explaining and illustrating the Anglo-American cataloguing rules and the 1993 amendments. Chicago, IL : American Library Association, 1997.

OCLC. OCLC bibliographic formats and standards. 2nd ed. Dublin, Ohio : OCLC, 1996.
Also available online at OCLC bibliographic formats and standards. [http://www.oclc.org/oclc/bib/toc.htm]

OCLC-MARC code lists. Dublin, Ohio : OCLC, c1983.
Also available online at OCLC-MARC code lists. [http://www.oclc.org/oclc/man/code/codetoc.htm]

Taylor, Arlene. Wynar's introduction to cataloging and classification. 9th ed. Englewood Co: Libraries Unlimited, 2000.


Web Resources Related to L520:

Library of Congress Homepage [http://lcweb.loc.gov]

OCLC Homepage [http://www.oclc.org]

USMARC concise format for authority data [http://lcweb.loc.gov/marc/authority/]

USMARC concise format for bibliographic data [http://lcweb.loc.gov/marc/bibliographic/]

Library of Congress Subject Headings [http://www.tlcdelivers.com/tlc/crs/shed0014.htm]

DDC Homepage [http://www.oclc.org/fp/]

Dewey Decimal Classification. About Dewey [http://www.oclc.org/dewey/about/about_the_ddc.htm]

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Autocat

All students are expected to subscribe to Autocat, a cataloging listserv. You are expected to spend at least 15 minutes 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

 


 

Course Objectives

  1. To provide an introduction to the conceptual foundation of bibliographic access and control to information.
  2. To enable students to gain insights into the fundamental processes involved in creation, maintenance, and evaluation of bibliographic records and databases.
  3. To understand the role of authority work in bibliographic databases.


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Course Handouts

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.

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Determination of Grade


Grading Scale

Indiana University
School of Library and Information Science
Definitions of Letter Grades

 
 
A  4.0 Outstanding achievement. Student performance demonstrates full 
command of the course materials and evinces a high level of originality 
and/or creativity that far surpasses course expectations. 
A- 3.7 Excellent achievement. Student performance demonstrates thorough 
knowledge of the course materials and exceeds course expectations by 
completing all requirements in a superior manner. 
B+ 3.3 Very good work. Student performance demonstrates above-average 
comprehension of the course materials and exceeds course expectations 
on all tasks as defined in the course syllabus. 
B  3.0 Good work. Student performance meets designated course expectations, 
demonstrates understanding of the course materials and performs at an 
acceptable level. 
B- 2.7 Marginal work. Student performance demonstrates incomplete 
understanding of course materials. 
C+ 2.3 (or C 2.0) Unsatisfactory work. Student performance demonstrates 
incomplete and inadequate understanding of course materials. 
C- 1.7 Unacceptable work. Coursework performed at this level will not 
count toward the MLS or MIS degree. For the course to count toward the 
degree, the student must repeat the course with a passing grade. 


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Assignments and Grading Weight

 

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 the 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. To avoid problems in accessing OCLC PrismCat, you are encouraged to complete Exercise IV as quickly as possible. 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.

Late assignments: Because all assignments are reviewed in class on the day they are submitted, any assignment that is not submitted at the beginning of the class session when it is due will be considered to be late and the earned grade will be automatically reduced by one full letter grade (e.g., from a B+ to a C+).

 

Cataloging Assignments

 

 

 

Weight

I.

Descriptive cataloging (Areas 1-2)

 

 

 

5%

II.

Descriptive cataloging (Areas 1-2 and 4)

 

 

 

5%

III.

Descriptive cataloging (Areas 1-8)

 

 

 

10%

IV.

OCLC (Individual assignment)

 

 

 

10%

V.

Descriptive cataloging (Areas 1-8 and access points)

 

 

 

15%

VI.

Syndetic structure

 

 

 

10%

VII.

Dewey Decimal Classification

 

 

 

10%

 

Class participation:

 

 

 

5%

VIII.

Course Project

 

 

 

30%

 

 

 

 

 

Total: 100%


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Schedule of Lectures, Readings and Assignments

Session 1: June 18
Course organization and overview.
Catalog form, function and use.
Introduction to bibliographic description.
Development of cataloging codes

Readings:
Chan, Chaps. 1 and 2.


Session 2: June 20
International Standard Bibliographic Description [ISBD].
AACR2r levels of description.
Optional rules.
Chief source of information.
Descriptive cataloging, Areas 1 and 2: title and statement of responsibility; edition.

Readings:
AACR2r, General Introduction (pp. 1-4).
AACR2r, Part I, Introduction (pp. 7-9).
AACR2r, Chap. 1, Rules 1.0-1.2 (pp. 11-33).
AACR2r, Chap. 2, Rules 2.0-2.2 (pp. 62-69).
Chan, Chap. 3.

Assignment: Cataloging Exercise I.


Session 3: June 25 (Ex. I Due)
Review of Cataloging Exercise I.
MARC record format.
Metadata Standards.
Descriptive cataloging, Area 4: publication, distribution and date.

Readings:
AACR2r, Chap. 1, Rules 1.4 (pp. 33-42).
AACR2r, Chap. 2, Rules 2.4 (pp. 69-71).
Chan, Chap. 3 (pp. 78-82) and Chap. 15 (pp. 403-412).
Hagler, Appendix (pp. 363-374).
Understanding MARC bibliographic.
Weibel, S. The Dublin Core: A simple content description model for electronic resources.
Bulletin of the American Society for Informaton Science, 24(1), 9-11, 1997.

Assignment: Cataloging Exercise II


Session 4: June 27

Descriptive cataloging, Areas 5 and 6: physical description; series.
OCLC introduction

Readings:
AACR2r, Chap. 1, Rules 1.5-1.6 (pp. 42-48).
AACR2r, Chap. 2, Rules 2.5-2.6 (pp. 71-79).
Chan, Chap. 3 (pp. 82-92).

Session 5: July 2 (Ex. II Due)
Review of Cataloging Exercise II.
Descriptive cataloging, Areas 7 and 8: notes, standard number.
Note area in MARC fields.
MARC record format (fixed fields).

Readings:
AACR2r, Chap. 1, Rules 1.7-1.11 (pp. 49-59).
AACR2r, Chap. 2, Rules 2.7-2.11 (pp. 80-85).
Chan, Chap. 3 (pp. 92-99).

Assignment: Cataloging Exercise III.
Assignment: Cataloging Exercise IV: OCLC.

NO CLASS JULY 4

Session 6: July 9
Main entry and added entry.
Choice of access point.

Readings:
AACR2r, Part II, Introduction (pp. 305-306).
Chap. 21, Rules 21.0-21.15 and 21.24-21.39 (pp. 311-338 and 348-378).
Chan, Chap. 4 (pp. 107-122).
Hagler, Chap. 3 (pp. 95-121).

Assignment: Ex. VIII Course Project.



Session 7: July 11 (Ex. III Due)
Review of Cataloging Exercise III.
Form of personal names in main and added entries.

Readings:
AACR2r, Part II, Introduction (pp. 305-306).
AACR2r, Chap. 21, Rules 21.0-21.15 and 21.24-21.39 (pp. 311-338 and 348-378).
AACR2r, Chap. 22, Rules 22.1-22.20 (pp. 381-418).

Assignment: Cataloging Exercise V.


Session 8: July 16

Authority control.
Authority control for personal names.
MARC authority record format.
Program for Cooperative Cataloging.

Readings:
AACR2r, Chap. 22, Rules 22.1-11.20 (pp. 381-418).
AACR2r, Chap. 26, Rules 26.1-26.2 (pp. 540-549).
Hagler, Chap. 6 (pp. 213-252).
Chan, Chap. 5 (pp. 123-144).


Session 9: July 18 (Ex. V Due)
Review of Cataloging Exercise V.
Syndetic structure.
Syndetic structure for personal names.

Readings:
AACR2r, Chap. 22, Rules 22.1-11.20 (pp. 381-418).
AACR2r, Chap. 26, Rules 26.1-26.2 (pp. 540-549).
Chan, Chap. 6 (pp. 145-149).
Hagler, Chap. 6 (pp. 213-252).

Assignment: Cataloging Exercise VI.


Session 10: July 23
.Authorities and syndetic structure continued.
CORC (OCLC's Cooperative Online Resource Catalog)


Session 11: July 25
Corporate names.
Authority control for corporate names.
Syndetic structure for corporate names.

Readings:
AACR2r, Chap. 24, Rules 24.1-24.27 (pp. 441-479); Chap. 26, Rules 26.3 (pp. 549-557).
Chan, Chap. 5 and 6 (pp. 135-141, 145-149).
Saye, Chap. 4 (pp. 75-90).

Session 12: July 30 (Ex. VI Due)
 Review of Cataloging Exercise VI.
Subject access and subject analysis.
Dewey Decimal Classification.

Readings:
Chan, Chap 7 (pp. 155-169).
Saye, Chap. 6 (pp. 101-107).
Chan, Chap. 11 and 12 (pp. 259-267, 269-301).

Assignment: Cataloging Exercise VII


Session 13: Aug. 1
Dewey Decimal Classification, continued.
DDC schedules and tables.
DDC workshop.
Cutter numbers.

Readings:
Chan, Chap. 12 (pp. 314-325).
 
Session 14: Aug. 6 (Ex. VII due)

Review of Cataloging Exercise VII. Subject headings.
Subject authority control.
Syndetic structure for subject headings.
Course evaluation.

Readings:
Chan, Chap. 8 (pp. 171-209).
Hagler, Chap. 7 (pp. 253-304).


Session 15: Aug. 8 (Course Project Due)
Current cataloging issues. Course wrap-up.

 Readings:

Levy, David M.  Cataloging in the digital order.

 http://www.csdl.tamu.edu/DL95/papers/levy/levy.html


 
The Course Project, Ex. VIII, is to be turned in my mailbox at the SLIS Faculty Office no later than 5:00 pm.


 

 

 

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