Format: Self-paced Course
Developed by: LibraryU, a program of the Illinois State Library and the regional library systems
Length: 1 hour
This course, aimed at library staff new to cataloging, provides an introduction to the purpose, importance and varieties catalogs. It also provides the learner with a basic orientation to standard cataloging activities.
Topics covered include:
- The underlying concepts of cataloging
- A brief history of cataloging
- An explanation of why cataloging is important
- An overview of the characteristics and varieties of library cataloging.
- The varieties of OPAC displays
- The three different types of cataloging activity
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