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Cataloging Classes in San Francisco (Kyoko Imai) Stephen Clark 27 Feb 1998 15:59 UTC

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Date: Thu, 26 Feb 1998 14:54:35 -0800
Subject: Cataloging Classes in San Francisco

Kyoko Imai, UC Berkeley Extension, (650) 833-0119

February 25, 1998

UC Berkeley Extension announces the following two cataloging
short courses in San Francisco. The instructor for both courses
is CELIA BAKKE, M.L.S., Head of the Cataloging Department at the
Clark Library, San Jose State University (SJSU). Ms. Bakke
teaches advanced cataloging classes and classification at the
School of Library and Information Science, SJSU.

To enroll, call (510) 642-4111. For more information about these
courses call (650) 833-0119 or email

(0.6 ceu)
Knowledge of cataloging principles is essential for effective
information retrieval. This course, designed specifically for
library support staff or volunteers, is also useful for
librarians with no cataloging education or experience or with
knowledge that may be out of date. The instructor provides a
broad overview of the purpose of the catalog; the advantages and
limitations of different types of catalogs; and the structure of
catalogs, including authority control, file arrangement, and
development of cataloging records using the MARC format. Emphasis
is placed on using AACR2, the Library of Congress Subject
Headings, and the ALA Filing Rules. Course information is
applicable to any cataloging situation -- card, online, or CD-ROM.
Enrollment is limited.

Date: March 5, Thurs., 9:30 am-4:30 pm
Place: San Francisco: Room 1, UC Extension Downtown, 150 Fourth
St., Sixth Floor (near Moscone Center at Howard)
Fee: $135

(0.6 ceu)
This course provides an introduction to copy cataloging for
library support staff with limited or no copy cataloging
experience, and for librarians who wish a refresher. Emphasis is
on books and on the book format. The instructor begins with a
review of AACR2, including general rules for description and
choice of entry. She discusses the need for a well-defined
library policy for the copy cataloging process and identifies
important issues in relation to areas of the cataloging record
that can affect the local catalog. Examples of bibliographic and
authority records are provided to illustrate the issues and to
serve as a basis for discussion. The basics of MARC format are
presented, with an emphasis on identifying the correspondence
between the descriptive and access elements of the bibliographic
record and the MARC fields and tags. Hands-on exercises allow you
to practice assigning MARC tags to specific items. At the end of
the day you should understand the basic issues and corresponding
decisions of the copy cataloging process and be able to identify
the fields and tags of the MARC format. Enrollment is limited.
Prerequisite: Cataloging Basics or familiarity with cataloging

Date: Mar. 26, Thurs., 9:30 am-4:30 pm
Place: San Francisco: Room 1, UC Extension Downtown, 150 Fourth
St., Sixth Floor (near Moscone Center at Howard)
Fee: $135