The TMQ Cataloging Series. Series D: Classification and Subjects


 

LEARNING LC CLASSIFICATION (2 DAYS)

 

If you have been muddling along without quite understanding what you are doing, or if you are just beginning to work with LCC, come and learn the basics of how to use the LC Classification System to classify and arrange your library materials. You will be given lots of practice with examples of using individual classes.

 

Topics:

 

 

This is an introductory course, so previous experience is not mandatory.

 

Handouts with examples and worksheets will be provided.

 

Intended audience:

Copy catalogers, beginning catalogers and experienced but untrained catalogers.

Anticipated goal:

At the conclusion of this workshop, you should be able to assign simple LC call numbers and check the appropriateness of call numbers in records that you copy.

Recommended prerequisites:

None

Required text:

None

Duration:

2 days (9:00 am - 4:00 pm)

Presenters:

L. Fields

Schedule:

Check the schedule for Learning LC Classification

 

 

DEWEY DAZE I (2 DAYS)

 

If you do Dewey in your library, and need to brush up on the basics, this workshop is for you. You'll learn how to find your way around the schedules and tables to create call numbers that work. Using detailed explanations and multiple examples we'll discuss and practice the proper procedures for assigning commendable class numbers.

 

Topics:

 

This is an introductory course, so previous experience is not mandatory.

 

Handouts with examples and worksheets will be provided.

 

Intended audience:

Copy catalogers, beginning catalogers and experienced but untrained catalogers.

Anticipated goal:

At the conclusion of this workshop, you should be able to assign simple Dewey call numbers and check the appropriateness of call numbers in records that you copy.

Recommended prerequisites:

None

Required text:

DDC 22 (The Dewey books)

Duration:

2 days (9:00 am - 4:00 pm)

Presenters:

L. Fields

Schedule:

Check the schedule for Dewey Daze I

 

 

LCSH FOR BEGINNERS I (2 DAYS)

 

Assigning good subject headings is a skill above and beyond basic cataloging know-how. This workshop will introduce you to the essential principles of subject cataloging using the Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH). Two days of explanations, examples and practice will cover:

o       types of subdivisions,

o       order of subdivisions

 

Handouts with examples and worksheets will be provided.

 

Intended audience:

Copy catalogers, beginning catalogers and experienced but untrained catalogers.

Anticipated goal:

At the conclusion of this workshop, you should be able to assign simple LC subject headings and check the appropriateness of subject headings in records that you copy.

Recommended prerequisites:

None

Required text:

1. Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH)

Bring vol. 1 of any recent ed.

2. Free-floating subdivisions (any recent ed.)

Duration:

2 days (9:00 am - 4:00 pm)

Presenters:

L. Fields

Schedule:

Check the schedule for LCSH for Beginners I

 

 

DEWEY DAZE II (1 DAY)

 

If you do Dewey in your library, and are fairly comfortable with the basics, but are confused with some of the more complex numbers, this is the workshop for you. In Dewey Daze I, we cover how to find your way around the schedules and Tables 1-2. In this workshop, Dewey Daze II, we move on to the more complex tables and some of the trickier Dewey numbers, e.g. literature and genealogy.

 

Using detailed explanations and multiple examples we'll discuss and practice:

 

Using detailed explanations and multiple examples we'll discuss and practice:

 

We'll also save time at the end to look at some of your problems. Feel free to bring an example of a Dewey number that has been troubling you, or a number that you just don't understand.

 

Attendees are advised that they will be expected to have attended Dewey Daze I (or be fairly confident with Dewey) before coming to this workshop.

 

Handouts with examples and worksheets will be provided.

 

Intended audience

Intermediate and experienced catalogers needing training in this area.

Anticipated goal:

At the conclusion of this workshop, you should have a good understanding of the Dewey schedules, be able to understand and apply all the Dewey tables, and be able to assign Dewey numbers to literature, genealogy, and biographical materials.

Recommended prerequisite:

Dewey Daze I

Required text:

DDC 22 (The Dewey books)

Duration:

1 day (9:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m.)

Presenters:

L. Fields

Schedule:

Check the schedule for Dewey Daze II

 

 

LCSH FOR BEGINNERS II (1 DAY)

 

In LCSH for Beginners I, we cover the general methods of subject analysis, how to assign LC subject headings, and how to add subdivisions. In this workshop, LCSH II, we will dig deeper into LCSH, and cover some of the more complex topics that we were unable to cover in LCSH for Beginners I.

 

Using detailed explanations and multiple examples we'll discuss and do exercises on applying:

 

We will also discuss when to use "gsafd" headings vs. LCSH, and touch on some of the future developments in subject analysis, e.g. FAST headings.

 

Attendees are advised that they will be expected to have attended LCSH for Beginners I (or be fairly confident with LCSH) before coming to this workshop.

 

Handouts with examples and worksheets will be provided.

 

Intended audience

Intermediate and experienced catalogers needing training in this area.

Anticipated goal:

At the conclusion of this workshop, you should have a good understanding of LCSH for adult and children's headings and know how to apply genre and form headings.

Recommended prerequisite:

LCSH for Beginners I

Required text:

Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH). Bring vol. 1 of any recent ed.

Duration:

1 day (9:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m.)

Presenters:

L. Fields

Schedule:

Check the schedule for LCSH for Beginners II