School of Information Management & Systems. Spring 2003.
Previously School of Library & Information Studies
290-15 Classification and Bibliographical Representation.
1 credit. CCN# 42919. Tuesdays, 2-3 p.m., South Hall 107.
203A South Hall. Office hours: Mondays 11 - Noon and by appt.
(510) 642 3159.
The course: An in-depth introduction to the theory and practice of
subject classification systems, representation of
intellectual responsibility, and document representation.
245 Organization of Information in Collections is
broadly concerned with the representation of objects,
metadata, and indexing across all fields MIMS students
are likely to be concerned with and is a suitable course
for all MIMS students. The challenge in 245 is to
achieve breadth. This experimental Special Topics
offering, meeting just one class hour a week, is intended
to supplement 245 with a more detailed treatment of
classification systems and of principles of bibliographic
description and cataloging as applied to objects of any
kind. This more advanced treatment is intended for
students who want go beyond 245 and is needed by
those who want an option on bibliographic or library
IS202 or consent of instructor.
Note: Class will occasionally continue until 3:30 p.m.
Approach: There is a required textbook:
Wynar's Introduction to Cataloging and Classification
9th ed., by Arlene Taylor. (Libraries Unlimited, 2000).
We will work through the textbook week by week, with discussion and
I have a copy of the textbook in my office in case anyone wants
to look at it. Also I will place a copy of an older edition, 1992,
in the Computing Lab, which is out-dated, but can give you a sense of
sense of what will be covered.
Why take this course?
Schedule lists assignments, readings,
1. Me & 290-Classification.