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Practical Classification and Subject Access Cataloging

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If you want to gain a practical overview of Dewey Decimal Classification and Library of Congress Classification, this eCourse bundle is for you. Over a three-month period, you will work closely with expert instructors who will teach you how to assign both DDC and LCC numbers with correct meaning in hierarchy and how to analyze the contents of a resource and use Library of Congress Subject Headings controlled vocabulary. Courses included in this bundle are

1. Using WebDewey and Understanding Dewey Decimal Classification with Alex Kyrios – 4-week eCourse; begins January 2, 2023

Starting with the basics, this eCourse will teach you how to assign DDC numbers with correct meaning in hierarchy, build numbers using tables, and apply numbers that help patrons browse your library.

2. Using and Understanding Library of Congress Subject Headings with Bobby Bothmann – 6-week eCourse; begins February 6, 2023

This eCourse introduces you to the Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) vocabulary and explains the various types of topical and free-floating subject terms. You will learn how to analyze the contents of a resource and convert that analysis into the LCSH controlled vocabulary.

3. Using and Understanding Library of Congress Classification with Bobby Bothmann – 4-week eCourse; begins March 20, 2023

Gain a comprehensive grounding in Library of Congress Classification (LCC) principles and practice. This eCourse teaches you how to assign LCC numbers with correct meaning in hierarchy, build numbers using tables, and apply numbers that help patrons browse your library.

By participating in this group of three courses, you’ll earn a Certificate of Professional Development in Practical Classification and Subject Access Cataloging and gain a broad set of skills that will serve you throughout your career.

You can purchase registration for these eCourses individually or as a bundle.

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