Friday, June 04, 2004

Teaching Cataloging

The "Educat" discussion list has recently been established as a forum for issues in teaching cataloging and metadata principles and techniques for electronic resources, as well as broader issues relating to cataloging education and training. The list is an outgrowth of workshops held in conjunction with Preparing 21st Century Cataloging and Metadata Professionals: A Workshop for Educators and Trainers, sponsored by the ALA Association of Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS),the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE), LC's Cataloging Directorate, and OCLC An initial focus of the list will be a continuation of the workshops' discussions, such as the "levels of expertise" delineated in Ingrid Hsieh-Yee's report, and the role of catalogers and cataloging education in preparing professionals to work with digital resources and collections.

To join the list, send the following email message to listserv@loc.gov, substituting your name in the appropriate spot:

subscribe educat YOURNAME

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The list is hosted by the Cataloging Distribution Service (CDS) at the Library of Congress. Listowners are Diane Baden (NELINET) and Bruce Johnson (CDS).

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