Dr. Mary Bolin is Professor and Catalog and Metadata Librarian at the University of Nebraska--Lincoln Libraries. She also teaches cataloging and metadata for the School of Information at San Jose State University. Dr. Bolin studied cataloging with Dr. Lois Mai Chan at the University of Kentucky. She is one of the founding editors of the peer reviewed LIS e-journal Library Philosophy and Practice.
Advanced eCourse: Cataloging for Non-Catalogers
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13-week Asynchronous Advanced eCourse beginning Tuesday, September 5, 2017 (includes an extension of one week to accomodate the holidays)
An ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions and SJSU iSchool Advanced eCourse facilitated by Dr. Mary Bolin
At the end of the course, participants will
- Understand the basic principles and practices of descriptive and subject cataloging
- Have a basic understanding of MARC format
- Know how to acquire MARC records
- Know how to select and edit a record that matches a resource
- Understand basic cataloging processes and workflows and how the role they play in the library
- Understand the current and emerging international environment of cataloging
The course uses recorded lectures and other recorded content, readings from a variety of textbooks and scholarly articles, plentiful cataloging examples and real-life scenarios, online discussion with instructor and classmates, as well as brief quizzes and assignments in the form of educational games that are fun and challenging. The course lasts 12 weeks and consists of three 4-week units.
Participants who complete this Advanced eCourse will receive a SJSU iSchool/ALA Publishing Advanced Certificate of Completion. This certificate will affirm your status as having completed all the steps of an Advanced eCourse on Cataloging for Non-Catalogers and will provide proof of your participation that you can add to your resume.
Advanced eCourses—a new format in which faculty from the SJSU iSchool will help you dig deep into cutting-edge topics during 12-week online courses, equipping you with potentially transformative knowledge and skills, and taking you from introductory through high-level content.
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This eCourse is licensed for a single user. For pricing and more information on bulk purchases in excess of $1,000, please contact us.
Participants will need regular access to a computer with an internet connection for online message boards participation, viewing online video, listening to streaming audio (mp3 files), and downloading and viewing PDFs and PowerPoint files.
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