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This course addresses the theories, principles, and practices of bibliographic description. It covers the application of national standards to the creation of bibliographic records and to the construction of catalogs in libraries and other information environments. It teaches the fundamental concepts of descriptive cataloging including: the elements of bibliographic description, the choice of descriptive detail, the description of print and non-print resources, the choice of primary and secondary access points, the creation of personal, corporate, and geographic name headings as well as uniform and series titles, the principles and practices of authority work, and the application of the MARC21 and other encoding standards. The course also includes examinations of current trends and future directions of descriptive cataloging. May include readings, discussions, presentations, exams, and written exercises.
- Course number: LIS-494
- Credits: 3.00
- Academic Level: Graduate
- Currently Offered: Yes
- Course Type: Lecture
Pre-requisite for this course