This course provides practical, hands-on information needed to succeed in library classification and subject analysis. In this course, we will explore basic concepts of library classification and basics of assigning call numbers for Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC). This session will also introduce participants to the basics of subject analysis and briefly cover the history and principles of the Library of Congress Subject headings (LCSH) vocabulary.
This course is NOT designed to focus on any specific ILS or on local practices of any library or consortium.
This course will provide a strong foundation for newer catalogers and technical services staff, as well as a great refresher for more experienced catalogers, or anyone who just wants to understand more about DDC call numbers and subject analysis.
This course is offered as a two-day in-person session with time for breaks and lunch. The course includes lectures, assignments, discussions, and quizzes. We encourage you to bring your own laptop, but RAILS can provide lab computers to work with if necessary.
Class size is limited to 15 students.