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  1. Core Texts 8 items
    1. Set Text 1 item
      1. Practical cataloguing: AACR, RDA and MARC 21 - Anne Welsh, Sue Batley 2012

        Book Suggested for student purchase The library owns several copies, and copies are also available at Senate House Library, but most students opt to buy their own copy. AN ONLINE COPY IS ALSO AVAILABLE VIA UCL LIBRARIES. As at September 2018, you have to click on "View other formats" and that will take you to the new-look discovery layer which includes the option to view online.

    2. Classification Web

      Website Essential We will be using Classification Web extensively. The module tutor will provide you with the login and password in class.

    3. Library of Congress Authorities

      Website Essential We will be using the Library of Congress Name Authority File extensively to find established headings for our catalogue data.

    4. MARC 21 Format for Authority Data

      Webpage Essential MARC 21 Authority is the format for authority data. We will be using it extensively to understand how we enter names and headings.

    5. MARC 21 Format for Bibliographic Data

      Webpage Essential We will be using MARC Bibliographic extensively, since it is the current data exchange format on which library catalogues are based.

    6. OCLC Classify

      Webpage Essential OCLC Classify is an essential resource to help us establish how libraries have classified materials. It aids us in learning subject indexing ourselves and also allows us to be consistent in how we as a cataloguing community index materials.

    7. RDA Toolkit

      Website Essential We will be using the RDA Toolkit extensively, which contains the full text of AACR2 as well as RDA. The module tutor will provide you with the login and password at the start of the first practical class.

    8. WebDewey

      Webpage Essential We will be using WebDewey extensively. The module tutor will provide you with the login and password in class.

  2. Introductory Material 8 items
    The material in this section is not compulsory viewing / reading, but for those who want it, provides some contextual information about the module and the teaching and learning within it.
    1. Introductory Video 1 item
      1. INST0010 Cataloguing and Classification Overview - Anne Welsh 2017

        Audio-visual document Recommended This video was created in 2017. Since then, the module code has changed from INSTG004 to INST0010, and Rob Smith has moved from London to Glasgow, but otherwise the contents are accurate and still pertain.

    2. A New Professional - Genny Grim 2011

      Article Optional Article by a student about how theory informs practice and vice versa. Also worth reading if you are a linguist, or someone who has to work with non-English materials. Please note: it is only possible to link to the entire issue of the journal, so you have to scroll down to p. 15

    3. Learning to Catalogue in 2010-11 - Jennifer Howard 2011

      Article Optional Article by a student who already knew she wanted to be a cataloguer before applying to library school. Please note: it is only possible to link to the entire issue of the journal, so you have to scroll down to p. 10

    4. Cataloguing: A View from a New Professional - Sarah Maule 2011

      Document Optional Article from a student who gained lots of experience of cataloguing in the workplace and advocated it to other new professionals as an important professional skill. Please note: it is only possible to link to the entire issue of the journal, so you have to scroll down to p. 13

    5. The Experiences of a New Cataloguer - Charlotte Middleton 2013

      Article Optional Article by a student taking INSTG004 in 2013-14, talking about the experience of learning in a flipped class in which some students have never catalogued before while others have worked in cataloguing departments. Please note: it is only possible to link to the entire issue of the journal, so you have to scroll down to p. 39.

    6. Learning Classification - Amanda Riddick 2012

      Article Optional Article by a student with a background in public libraries, about her experience learning classification and her thoughts on which classification scheme might work best in the public library setting. Amanda studied under Vanda Broughton, when she was still teaching the Classification element of the module. Please note: it is only possible to link to the entire issue of the journal, so you have to scroll down to p. 2

    7. Teaching RDA in 2010-11: Flipping the Cat Class - Anne Welsh 2011

      Article Optional This article discusses the challenges with the introduction of RDA.

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