LSSL 5332. Organization of Collections I. 3 Hours.
Students are introduced to the principles of descriptive cataloging, classification, and subject analysis using the latest editions of the Resource Description and Access (RDA), the Dewey Decimal Classification, Library of Congress and Sears subject headings. Focus is placed on the broad-based use of the MARC format. Students are provided with an overview of various types of bibliographic control, technical services in libraries and processing centers, and commercial and shared cataloging utilities. Required for certification and MLS.