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ALCTS webinar: Principles of Classification

Date: October 24, 2012
All webinars are one hour in length and begin at 11am Pacific, noon Mountain, 1pm Central, and 2pm Eastern time.

Description: Have you ever wondered why we have library classification systems and how they work? How does one system organize information compared to another?

This webinar will first cover basic, general principles of classification. It will also present the basic structure of the two main systems we use, Library of Congress Classification (LCC) and Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC), and will discuss their strengths and weaknesses. It will illustrate some of the main differences between LCC and DDC with practical examples.

Audience: This webinar would be of interest to catalogers and non-catalogers who want a basic introduction to the classification systems and their structure.

Presenter:Lai Ma is a Ph.D. Candidate and Adjunct Lecturer at the School of Library and Information Science at Indiana University-Bloomington, where she also obtained a M.L.S. Lai has taught courses in the area of knowledge organization for more than four years. Her research interests include the interrelationship between information infrastructure and society.

Registration Fees:  $39 ALCTS Member; $49 Non-member; $39 International; $99 Group (a group of people that will watch it together).  

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ALCTS webinars are recorded and registrants receive a link to the recording shortly following the live event.

For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration by calling 1-800-545-2433 and press 5 or email registration@ala.org. For all other questions or comments related to the webinars, contact Julie Reese, ALCTS Events Manager at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5034 or alctsce@ala.org.

Posted on behalf of the ALCTS Continuing Education Committee.

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