The fundamental role of a library professional is to have the necessary knowledge in all components pertaining to the library’s system and all facets of its information. A library professional must understand the key principles and concepts within the organization and management of information resources. The library professional has to be able to function on a professional level and always stay up to date with new technologies and improvements to managing the libraries information. For this reason, many library professionals need to be highly skilled in not just the library function but also the technicalities relating to information storage and organization. Granton’s Cataloguing & Classification course will introduce you to the usage details of cataloguing and classification and how it is used to library material and making knowledge accessible to individuals within the library. This is a single stream course.
Topics of study covered within this course include the following:
Bibliographic Control & Library Catalogs
Development of Cataloging Codes Description
Choice of Access Points
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Sears List of Subject Headings
Medical Subject Headings and Other Subject
General Principles of Classification
Dewey Decimal Classification
Library of Congress Classification
National Library of Medicine Classification and
Other Modern Classification Systems
Producing Cataloging Records
Approximately 20 hours
The text books required for this course are outlined below and can be purchased through any online book supplier:
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