Bionic cataloger September 23, 2007Posted by Minerva in blogs, cataloging.
Tags: cataloging, cataloging blogs, library school, training
There is a new(-ish) cataloging blog: “Cataloger 2.0: We can rebuild her. We have the technology.” The author’s latest post notes the ever shrinking number of cataloging classes offered in library schools, and suggests a change to the curriculum:
If I were teaching a “basic” cataloging course, I would teach students how to “use” a library catalog. I would teach them search strategies that can be used with all catalogs, regardless of vendor. I would teach students about controlled vocabulary and how subject headings are formed. I would teach students how to read bibliographic records. I would teach students about DDC and LC in general terms, and get them familiar with what goes where.
(I wonder if she can assign classifications at lightning speed…)