LIS 606 : Advanced Cataloging

Course Syllabus: Fall 2013


Instructor: Michael A. Chopey, M.A., M.S.LIS
Office: Hamilton 008-F
Office telephone: 956-2753
E-mail address: chopey@hawaii.edu

Course Web site: www2.hawaii.edu/~chopey/lis606.htm
Office hours: Monday-Friday, 9:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m., by appointment

Class meets: Thursdays, 5:00 p.m. to 7:40 p.m., Hamilton 2-K

(Note: If you need accommodations because of the impact of a disability, please 1) contact the Kokua Program (V/T) at 956-7511 or 956-7612 in room 013 of the QLSS; and 2) speak with me privately to discuss your specific needs. I will be happy to work with you and the KOKUA Program to meet your access needs related to your disability.)

Course description

Building on cataloging principles and rules taught in LIS 605, LIS 606 introduces students to the rules, principles, and practices of authority control in library catalogs, reference structure, choice of access points in the bibliographic record, form of access points, MARC authority record construction, cataloging of various non-book formats including electronic formats, and cataloging of continuing resources. Continues (from 605) the study of Functional Requirements of Bibliographic Records (FRBR), descriptive cataloging using RDA (Resource Description & Access), MARC bibliographic format, Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH), and Library of Congress Classification (LCC). 

 

Class meetings will consist of lecture and discussion format and some in-class exercises using online bibliographic tools and utilities.  Students will be expected to complete reading assignments and exercises prior to each class meeting.  Homework assignments will require the use of OCLCs Connexion® cataloging client or web-based Connexion browser. The Connexion client can be downloaded free of charge to your home computer or any other PC running Windows. Download instructions will be distributed in class.

Students will be expected to discuss their weekly written assignments in class.

On December 5, each student will make a 15-minute in-class presentation on a topic of current interest in cataloging or bibliographic control.  Full details of the presentation requirement will be posted on the syllabus by Sept. 12. 

Students will be expected to subscribe to the RDA-L discussion list by September 5 and remained subscribed through at least December 12.  Subscription instructions are available here.

 

Student learning outcomes (SLOs) addressed

This course addresses the following student learning outcomes:

 

SLO 1a) Apply LIS theory and principles to diverse information contexts

SLO 1c) Develop and apply critical thinking skills in preparation for professional practice

SLO 3a) Demonstrate understanding of the processes by which information is created, evaluated, and disseminated.

SLO 3b) Organize, create, archive and manage collections of information resources following professional standards.

SLO 3c) Search, retrieve and synthesize information from a variety of systems and sources.

SLO 4b) Integrate emerging technologies into professional practice.

 

 

Professional expectations

All students in this class are expected to become familiar with and adhere to the professional expectations posted at: http://www.hawaii.edu/lis/students/professional-expectations-notice/

 

During class discussions, please be polite to your fellow students by closing your laptops and putting away your portable devices.

 

 

Course objectives

At the end of the course the student should be able to:

·        Understand the nature of works, expressions, manifestations, and items in the FRBR conceptual model.

·        Apply the descriptive cataloging rules in RDA (Resource Description & Access) and the Library of Congress/Program for Cooperative Cataloging Policy Statements (LC-PCC PS)  to a resource in any physical format and of any form of issuance.

·        Using the OCLC Connexion® client or browser, create a MARC bibliographic record for a resource in any physical format and of any form of issuance.

·        Using the OCLC Connexion® client or browser, create a MARC authority record for a personal name, corporate body name, or conference name.

·        Determine and properly format access points in bibliographic records

·        Conduct authority research

·        Properly construct and format headings and references in authority records

·        Assign and properly construct Library of Congress Subject Headings subject strings according to the rules in Subject Headings Manual (SHM)

·        Classify library resources using the Library of Congress Classification scheme.

·        Understand the benefits and challenges of shared cataloging.

 

Prerequisites

LIS 605

 

Teaching Method/Requirements

Class meetings will consist of lecture and discussion format and occasional in-class exercises using online bibliographic tools and utilities. 

 

Students will be expected to complete reading assignments and exercises prior to each class meeting.    

 

Assignments will be posted on the online class syllabus one week before they are due.

 

Most homework assignments will require the use of OCLCs Connexion® cataloging client or browser and access to RDA Toolkit.  Access instructions for RDA Toolkit  will be provided during the first class session.

In addition to the 12 homework assignments, each student will make a 20-minute in-class presentation on an issue of current interest in bibliographic control.

Students will be expected to have read all messages posted on RDA-L since the previous class session. 

 

Required texts besides RDA Toolkit (all freely available via WWW)

Furrie, Betty.  Understanding MARC bibliographic: machine-readable cataloging.  7th ed.  Washington, DC: Library of Congress, Cataloging Distribution Service, in collaboration with Follett Software Company, c2003.  Freely available via WWW at: http://www.loc.gov/marc/umb/

Library of Congress. Network Development and MARC Standards Office. Understanding MARC authority records: machine-readable cataloging.   Washington, DC: Library of Congress, Cataloging Distribution Service, c2003.  Freely available via WWW at:  http://www.loc.gov/marc/uma/index.html

OCLC bibliographic formats and standards.   Freely available via WWW at http://www.oclc.org/bibformats/en/

MARC bibliographic format.   Freely available via WWW at http://www.loc.gov/marc/bibliographic/ecbdhome.html

OCLC authorities userguide  Freely available via WWW at  http://www.oclc.org/support/documentation/worldcat/authorities/authformat/default.htm 

Selected subdivisions lists and instruction sheets from Subject Headings Manual (SHM) (provided via WWW by instructor)

 

Grading

Total 100 pts.

98-100=A+    93-97=A         91-92=A-        89-90=B+       85-88=B         83-84=B-        81-82=C+      77-80=C  75-76=C-

A missed class (with or without excuse) will result in the loss of one letter grade (e.g., A to A-, A- to B+).  More than one missed class may result in a grade of Incomplete (I).

 

Technology requirements

In order to complete the required assignments for this class, students will need access to the following outside of class time:

  • Internet connectivity and a WWW browser, in order to access various online cataloging tools and resources
  • Access to an e-mail account.

 

 

Course Schedule/Assignments

 

SESSION

LECTURE AND DISCUSSION TOPICS; HANDOUTS

READINGS TO  BE COMPLETED BEFORE CLASS

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

August 29 session 1

Lecture: Cataloging and technical services; cataloging workflows at UHM; bibliographic utilities; cooperative cataloging; the ILS; catalog records and the ILS; recent trends in cataloging and technical services; the future of cataloging.

Tour of UHM Cataloging Dept.

Handouts:

session 1 lecture slides

 

Posted on WWW:

Instructions for accessing RDA Toolkit

 

List of works for Assignment 2

None.

 None.

September 5session 2

Discussion: Assignment 1; MARC bibliographic format; AACR rules for description and access; RDA rules for description and access; LCC; LCSH

Lecture: FRBR; WEMI; preview of Assignment 2

Handouts: WEMI diagram; assignment 2

·        Furrie, Betty.  Understanding MARC bibliographic : Machine-readable Cataloging.  7th ed.  Washington, DC: Library of Congress, Cataloging Distribution Service, in collaboration with Follett Software Company, c2003.  Available at: http://www.loc.gov/marc/umb/

·        Barbara Tillett. What is FRBR? A Conceptual Model for the Bibliographic

      Universe (Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, Cataloging

       Distribution Service, 2004), http://www.loc.gov/cds/downloads/FRBR.PDF

·        Carlyle, Allyson. Understanding FRBR as a conceptual model: FRBR and the bibliographic universe,Library Resources & Technical Services, v. 50, no. 4 (October 2006), p. 264-273. Available at: http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/alcts/resources/lrts/archive/50n4.pdf

 

Assignment 1: AACR/RDA/ MARC bibliographic

Choice of work for Assignment 2

September 12session 3

 

Discussion: Assignment 2; FRBR; WEMI

Lecture: Using access points in bibliographic records to represent works and expressions; authority records for works and expressions; preview of Assignment 3

Handouts: Sample authority and bib records for Hamlet WEMI diagram

·        International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions. Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records. Available via WWW at: http://www.ifla.org/files/assets/cataloguing/frbr/frbr_2008.pdf , pages 13-14, 17-24, 29-30, 55-58, 61-78.

·        Library of Congress. Network Development and MARC Standards Office. Understanding MARC authority records: machine-readable cataloging.   Washington, DC: Library of Congress, Cataloging Distribution Service, c2004.  Available at:  http://www.loc.gov/marc/uma/index.html

·         RDA chapters 5-6, 24-27

 

 

  Assignment 2:   WEMI diagram

September 19session 4

Discussion: Assignment 3; access points for persons, families, and corporate bodies; access points for works and expressions

Lecture: Original cataloging process, steps 13-18, 22: expressing WEMI relationships in MARC bibliographic format (ch. 24-27 and handout); access points representing works and expressions (ch. 5-6)

Posted on WWW:

Expressing WEMI relationships in MARC bibliographic format

Original Cataloging Process

·        Using the RDA Toolkit: http://www.loc.gov/aba/rda/pdf/ToolkitCourse.pdf

·         RDA chapters 5-6, 18-21, 24-27, appendix J

 

Assignment 3, Part 1 Expressing WEMI relationships in RDA

September 26session 5

Discussion: Assignment 3; expressing WEMI relationships in MARC bibliographic format

Lecture: Original cataloging process, steps 9-11: assigning  (ch. 18-21) and constructing (ch. 8-9; 11) access points; access points representing persons (9.19.1) and corporate bodies (11.13.1)

Handouts:

·        Handout: Expressing WEMI relationships in MARC bibliographic format

·        Handout: Original Cataloging Process: Description and Access

·        RDA chapters 8-9, 11

Assignment 3, Part 2 Expressing WEMI relationships in MARC bibliographic format

 

October 3session 6

Discussion: Assignment 4; assigning and constructing access points; access points representing persons and corporate bodies; access points representing works and expressions.

Lecture: Original cataloging process, steps 9-12, 19, 21; authority work; authority records and authority files; authorized and variant access points in RDA, MARC authority records, and OPAC; preview of assignment 5.

Handouts: Name  authority record and OPAC display examples

Corporate Body NAR Key

Personal Name NAR Key

Posted on WWW:                

How To Assign LCSH

Subject Headings Manual (SHM)

·        Handout: Original Cataloging Process: Description and Access, steps 9-12, 19, 21

·        RDA chapter 8 and associated LC/PCC-PSes

·        RDA  9.19.1 and associated LC/PCC-PSes

·        RDA 11.13.1 and associated LC/PCC-PSes

Assignment 4: Assigning and constructing access points  

October 10session 7

Discussion: Assignment 5; RDA chapters 8, 9, 11; MARC authority records

Lecture: LCSH and bibliographic 6XX coding; subject headings and subdivisions; subject string syntax; Topic-Place-Chronology-Form; genre and form headings/subdivisions; using SHM; preview of assignment 6

Handouts:

Subject authority record examples

Lecture slides: Geographic subdivision in LCSH subject heading strings

Selected slides from ALCTS/PCC Basic LCSH workshop

Posted on WWW:

Subject authorities cheat sheet

Required reading:

How To Assign LCSH

Subject Headings Manual (SHM):

·        H80

·        H180

·        H620

·        H830

·        H1075

Recommended reading:

ALCTS/PCC Basic LCSH workshop slides (Powerpoint)

 

Assignment 5: RDA MARC authority records

October 17session 8

Discussion: Assignment 6; LCSH and bibliographic 6XX coding; subject headings and subdivisions; subject string syntax; Topic-Place-Chronology-Form; genre and form headings/subdivisions; using SHM.

Lecture: Constructing LCSH strings

Handouts: Free-floating subdivision lists examples

 

How To Assign LCSH

Handouts:

·        Subject authority record examples

·        Selected slides from ALCTS/PCC Basic LCSH workshop

·        Geographic subdivision in LCSH subject heading strings

Subject authorities cheat sheet

Subject Headings Manual (SHM)

·        All instruction sheets applicable to Assignment 6

 

Assignment 6: Subject cataloging I

October 24session 9

Discussion: Assignment 7; constructing LCSH strings

Lecture: RDA principles and general rules; descriptive cataloging rules in RDA; identifying and recording attributes of manifestations; describing carriers

Handout: Assignment 6 answers

Subject Headings Manual (SHM) :

·        All instruction sheets applicable to Assignment 7

 

RDA chapters 0-3, 7

 

Assignment 7: Subject cataloging II

 

October 31session 10

 

Discussion: Assignment 8; recording attributes of manifestations; describing carriers

Lecture: Cartographic materials cataloging

Handouts: Assg 7 Answers; Cartographic materials template and guidelines

·         RDA chapters 0-3, 7, 18-21; 24-27

 

Assignment 8: Recording attributes of manifestations

 

November 7session 11

Lecture and discussion:  recording attributes of manifestations; describing carriers; general rules for transcription; ISBD presentation; capitalization

In-class exercise: Textual materials

Handouts:   (on WWW): 

ISBD Punctuation

Physical description of printed texts

 

·        RDA chapters 0-3, 7, 18-21; 24-27

·        Original Cataloging Process: Description and Access

·        G60

·        G140

 

 

November 14 session 12

Discussion:  Assignment 9; cartographic materials cataloging

Lecture: Cataloging videorecordings

Handouts:  Videorecording template and guidelines

 

·        RDA chapters 0-3, 7, 18-21; 24-27

·        Original Cataloging Process: Description and Access

·        ISBD Punctuation

·        Physical description of printed texts

 

Assignment 9: Cartographic materials

 

November 21session 13

Discussion:  Cataloging videorecordings Assignment 10;  Assignment 11; form and genre headings; cataloging various formats in RDA

 

LC Frequently asked Questions on form and genre headings

H1913

Assignment 10: Videorecordings

 

November 28Thanksgiving Day

NO CLASS

 

 

December 5--session 14

Student presentations (BIBFRAME; catalog data and the semantic web; non-MARC metadata; discovery layers and federated searching; the future of MARC format; the future of the library catalog; the future of cataloging)

None.

 

Student presentations:

Vanessa: Future of cataloging

Kara: VIAF

December 12session 15

Student presentations (BIBFRAME; catalog data and the semantic web; non-MARC metadata; discovery layers and federated searching; the future of MARC format; the future of the library catalog; the future of cataloging)

None.

Assignment 11

Student presentations:

Christina: BIBFRAME

Kent: F.A.S.T.

Charise: Metadata in Institutional Repositories

Alex: Discovery Layers

 

 

 

 

Other Resources

 

ALA-LC romanization tables: http://www.loc.gov/catdir/cpso/roman.html

The Joint Steering Committee for Development of RDA (JSC) homepage: http://www.rda-jsc.org/

Library of Congresss Catalogers Learning Workshop (CLW) training materials: http://www.loc.gov/catworkshop/

 

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Carlyle, Allyson. “Understanding FRBR as a conceptual model: FRBR and the bibliographic universe,” Library Resources & Technical Services, v. 50, no. 4 (October 2006), p. 264-273. Available at: http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/alcts/resources/lrts/archive/50n4.pdf

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