Advanced eCourse: Intermediate Cataloging for Non-Catalogers
An ALA eLearning Solutions and SJSU iSchool Advanced eCourse
Do you know the basics of cataloging, but are looking to further your skillset and knowledge? In this advanced eCourse, cataloging expert and renowned instructor Dr. Mary Bolin expands on the topics from her introductory course and provides you with a deeper understanding of more advanced cataloging concepts. This course emphasizes cataloging as a part of the library as a whole and focuses on the elements of the cataloging process, including acquiring bibliographic data, working with library databases, and creating effective workflows. You’ll learn how to create MARC records, perform basic database maintenance, be introduced to BIBFRAME, gain insights on future trends in cataloging, and more.
The course is designed to prepare you for increasing responsibilities and skills in cataloging and assumes a basic knowledge and familiarity with cataloging.
Please note that this eCourse can also be purchased as part of the Cataloging for Newbies eCourse Bundle.
By participating in this 12-week advanced eCourse, you will learn:
- How to create MARC Records
- How the catalog works with an Integrated Library System
- The fundamentals of database maintenance
- How to staff and train catalogers
- Future trends in cataloging
Week 1. Introduction
Week 2. Review of Descriptive Cataloging
Week 3. Review of Subject Cataloging
Week 4. Creating MARC Records
Week 5. Sources of Catalog Records
Week 6. Integrated Library Systems
Week 7. Database Maintenance
Week 8. Staffing and Training
Week 9. BibFrame
Week 10. Future Trends
Week 11. Non-MARC Metadata
Week 12. ConclusionDr. Mary Bolin is Professor and Catalog and Metadata Librarian at the University of Nebraska--Lincoln Libraries. She also teaches cataloging and metadata for the School of Information at San Jose State University. Dr. Bolin studied cataloging with Dr. Lois Mai Chan at the University of Kentucky. She is one of the founding editors of the peer reviewed LIS e-journal Library Philosophy and Practice.