Thursday, September 23, 2004

Basic Subject Cataloging Using LCSH

The chairs of the Standing Committee on Training of the Program for Cooperative Cataloging and of the Subject Analysis Training Materials Subcommittee, ALCTS Subject Analysis Committee announce the availability of a new workshop, Basic Subject Cataloging Using LCSH, to the general cataloging community. This two-day workshop is designed to give attendees a solid foundation in the principles and practices of subject cataloging using LCSH, an introduction to the most important tools, and practice in formulating heading strings using subdivisions.

Basic Subject Cataloging Using LCSH is the first in what we hope will be a series of cataloging workshops developed under the auspices of Cooperative Cataloging Training (CCT), a joint initiative of the Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC) and the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS). These courses follow the model of the Serials Cataloging Cooperative Training Program (SCCTP) in which skilled and experienced catalogers develop and present standardized training materials. Networks, local library associations, and individual institutions sponsor the workshops. Sponsors are responsible for all expenses associated with hosting the workshop.

If you would like more information on sponsoring a workshop, please visit the CCT Web site. There you'll find lists of trainers in your region as well as more details about the workshop itself.

The course materials are available from LC's Cataloging Distribution Service as PDF files and are priced according to the number of copies that will be made. Information on ordering the course materials can be found online.

Seen on AUTOCAT. I've had NACO and SCCTP training and if this is anywhere near the quality of those workshops, this would be an opportunity not to be missed. It is good to see LC getting involved in training, It will benefit the cataloging community in so many ways.

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