Information Analysis and Organization


Dr. Eino Sierpe
Course Description
Principles of developing, evaluating, and organizing collections of all types of materials.  Descriptive and subject analysis of materials.  Commonly used guides, codes, and source materials.
Course Objectives
1.  Understand the fundamental principles of descriptive cataloging and the importance of description in the provision of information services.
2.  Understand the importance of subject analysis and classification in information retrieval, both in manual and in electronic environments.
3.  Apply international standards to create and modify bibliographic records.
4.  Organize library materials using well-recognized conventions.
Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules.  2nd ed. (Chicago:  American Library Association, 1998).
Jerry Saye, Manheimer's Cataloging and Classification, 4th ed., Rev. and expanded (New York:  Marcel Dekker, 2000).
Arlene G. Taylor,  Wynar's Introduction to Cataloging and Classification,  9th ed. (Englewood, CO: Libraries Unlimited, 2000).

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Application of Concepts

Pamela R. Dennis