School of Information Management & Systems. Fall 2002.
Previously School of Library & Information Studies
290-2 Classification and Bibliographical Representation.
3 units. CCN# 42742. Tu&Thurs 12:30-2 p.m.
107 South Hall.
203A South Hall. Office hours: Thurs 2-3 p.m. & by appt.
(510) 642 3159.
The course: An introduction to the theory and practice of
subject classification systems, representation of
intellectual responsibility, and systems for the
arrangement, indexing, and representation of objects of any
kind through the indepth examination of selected, well-established
This class, an expansion of an earlier 1 unit offering,
takes a pragmatic approach: We learn by taking
systems for classification and
representation. We examine them in depth, apply them, and critique them.
This class extends 202 and complements
245 Organization of Information in Collections, which uses a more
theoretical approach and more eclectic examples.
290-2 is intended for
students who want go beyond 202 and is needed by
those who want an option on bibliographic or library
IS202 or consent of instructor. Can be taken concurrently with 202.
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 have placed 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.
Note: This is an expanded, 3 unit version of an experimental
course offered in Spring 2001 as
290-4. The scope will be
the same. The difference will be the addition of numerous
small practical exercises to develop expertise and more time for discussion.
Why?: Why take this course?
Schedule lists assignments, readings,
Resources [Link to be added].
1. Me & 290-2.