LIS-S 631 Advanced Cataloging
- Prerequisite(s): LIS-S 500, LIS-S 503, LIS-S 504, LIS-S 507
- Delivery: Online
- Semesters offered: Spring (Check the schedule to confirm.)
This course will take the principles of bibliographic description, subject analysis, and classification learned in S504 and apply them to the cataloging of a wide variety of materials and resources found in libraries. You will apply RDA instructions to the description of serials, audiovisual materials (video, sound, maps), three-dimensional artifacts and realia. We will explore how online resources, including media, can be represented in library bibliographic records for patron access. You will investigate how library data might be utilized soon as Linked Data, accessible through the Semantic Web. BIBFRAME, as the successor to MARC encoding, will studied as well. Tools currently used in the practice of cataloging, such as the RDA Toolkit, OCLC Connexion, WebDewey, and Classification Web will be utilized. Cataloging is best learned by doing: the course emphasizes practical assignments over theory and discussion.
Program Learning Goals Supported
Instructors map their courses to specific LIS Program Goals. Mapped program goals drive the design of each course and what students can expect to generally learn.
- Organize and Represent Information
Instructors develop learning outcomes for their courses. Students can expect to be able to achieve the learning outcomes for a given course after successfully completing the course.
- Analyze current cataloging standards for bibliographic control, authority, and classification
- Create bibliographic records for continuing resources, both print and online using descriptive standards, encoding standards, subject analysis, and established classification schemes.
- Create bibliographic records for physical and online audiovisual materials (including three dimensional objects)using descriptive standards, encoding standards, subject analysis, and established classification schemes.
- Analyze and utilize various “best practices” documentation that are developed and published by cataloging organizations within the Library of Congress/Program for Cooperative Cataloging, as well as independent LIS groups.
- Create authority records that can be utilized in bibliographic records for name and geographic headings. Understand how authority records operate within an integrated library system to provide authority control.
- Analyze how RDF triples are created for using linked data for the exposure of bibliographic data to the greater Semantic Web. Acquire an awareness of BIBFRAME vocabulary and statements.
Instruction is in Canvas. Lessons are organized into Modules whose length may vary.
Module 1: Introduction and Review
An overview of the course. Understanding ethics in cataloging. Reviewing the International Cataloging Principles (ICP), Library Reference Model (LRM), including user tasks and WEMI entities. Reviewing the RDA Toolkit, and introducing the Beta RDA Toolkit. A review of MARC 21, WebDewey and Classification Web.
Module 2: Serials/Diachronic Works 1: Introduction and Elements
An introduction to serials and continuing resources, focusing on the element of Title. CONSER documentation is explored. Diachronic Works, as defined by the new RDA are examined. The difference in publication information in serials versus monographs is explored. Unique attributes of serials, such as frequency and numbering, are studied.
Module 3: Serials/Diachronic Works 2: Serial Fixed Fields and Serials Workflow
A complete record for a serial, including fixed fields, is cataloged using CONSER Standard Record (CSR) RDA Metadata Application. A workflow for a serial using the CONSER checklist is learned. A complete review of MARC fields for serials is included.
Module 4: Audiovisual I: Video Part 1
Introduction to the cataloging of audiovisual materials, starting with video or moving images. A review of content type and 33X fields. Introduction to the 007 field. . Introduction to OLAC Best Practices documents and instructions.
Module 5: Audiovisual I: Video Part 2
Cataloging physical DVD and Blu-Ray discs for movies and television shows. Library of Congress Genre and Form headings.
Module 6: Audiovisual III: Sound
Cataloging audiovisual materials that primarily contain sound, audiobooks and music, as well as playaways. Understanding the physical manifestations of CDs and vinyl albums. Several MLA (Music Library Association) Best Practices documents are examined.
Module 7: Audiovisual IV: Videogames, Cartographic Materials, Kits
Miscellaneous types of materials, including videogames, maps and globes, and kits. Utilizing OLAC’s Best Practices for Cataloging Video Games, and OLAC’s videogame vocabulary to be used in genre headings.
Module 8: Online/Digital Resources I
Cataloging resources that are available online. The provider neutral model. eBooks that have a print counterpart versus resources that were “born digital” with no physical counterpart. Streaming media, both video and audio.
Module 9: Online/Digital Resources II
Cataloging online updating resources, or integrating resources. Websites and databases. Text-based websites versus databases with primarily datasets. The 006 field.
Module 10: Objects and Two-Dimensional Non Projectable Graphics
Cataloging objects, artifacts, and graphics, including original artwork. The MARC 340 field.
Module 11: Authority Work
Creating authority records to be used in bibliographic records. Name and geographic authority records. The MARC 21 Format for Authority Data. Understanding authority control in a library system.
Module 12: Linked Data
Understanding Linked Data and the Semantic Web. “Things” versus “Strings”. The four rules of Linked Data Design, and the 5-Star scoring system for Linked Open Data. RDF Triple Statements. Namespaces.
Module 13: BIBRAME
How BIBFRAME is being developed as a replacement to MARC. Using Library of Congress tools to compare a MARC record to a BIBFRAME statement. Creating a BIBFRAME statement.
Module 14: Final Project
Creating MARC records
Policies and Procedures
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