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.
  Instructor: Michael Buckland.   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 work.   Previous offering, 2003.
Prerequisite: 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 exercises. 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?
The Schedule lists assignments, readings, and handouts.   Intended Plan. Resources.
Assignments: 1. Me & 290-Classification.