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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Library and Information Studies @ FIX University

LIS 532 - Cataloguing and Classification

 Course Outline

Calendar Description:

To prepare students to construct a catalogue, to create catalogue records for various forms of materials in diverse library situations, and to evaluate Online Public Access Catalogues.


Upon completion of the course, a student should be able to:
• Apply standards used for cataloguing in North American libraries
• Understand the underlying principles applied in cataloguing and classification
• Understand cataloguing in the context of online systems and networks
• Appreciate the wider context of bibliographic control
• Implement a commitment to user access though cataloguing tools and practices


• Descriptive cataloguing of resources using Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules, 2nd, rev. ed. (AACR2R)
• Subject access to resources using controlled vocabularies (e.g., Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH), Canadian Subject Headings (CSH), and Sears Subject Headings)
• Classification of resources using Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) and Library of Congress Classification (LCC)
• Digitization of catalogue records using MARC21


A combination of lectures, in-class labs/exercises, and discussion will be used throughout the course.

Course relationships:

Pre-requisites: LIS 501, 502


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