LIIS 210 Organization of Information & Resources*

This course introduces students to the philosophy, tools and methods of cataloging print and non-print materials using the RDA rules, the Dewey Decimal Classification, and the Library of Congress Classification.

Credits

3 Credits

LIIS 210Organization of Information & Resources*

Please note: This is not a course syllabus. A course syllabus is unique to a particular section of a course by instructor. This curriculum guide provides general information about a course.

I. General Information

Department

Library & Information Science

II. Course Specification

Course Type

Program Requirement

Credit Hours Narrative

3 Credits

Grading Method

Letter grade

Repeatable

N

III. Catalog Course Description

This course introduces students to the philosophy, tools and methods of cataloging print and non-print materials using the RDA rules, the Dewey Decimal Classification, and the Library of Congress Classification.

IV. Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, a student will be able to:

Perform copy cataloging and to understand the methods used to organize and find information in various types of library catalogs Understand the ongoing transition in the library profession from the AACR2 cataloging standard to the RDA standard

V. Topical Outline (Course Content)

Introduction FRBR and MARC format Finding the best MARC records for books and non-books RDA Highlights Creating an RDA Record Headings for People / Library of Congress Subject Headings Access points and authority records Dewey Decimal Classification Call numbers

VI. Delivery Methodologies

Required Assignments

Weekly readings and worksheets Textbook exercises Semester project: locate and edit MARC cataloging records for 16 selected items

Required Exams

Midterm examination

Required Text

Margaret Mering, ed. The RDA Workbook: Learning the Basics of Resource Description and Access. Libraries Unlimited, 2014

Specific Course Activity Assignment or Assessment Requirements

Weekly readings and worksheets Textbook exercises Semester project: locate and edit MARC cataloging records for 16 selected items Midterm examination