Education for Library Cataloging

Education for Library Cataloging

by Dajin D. Sun
     
 

Examine cataloging and classification training programs around the world

Education for Library Cataloging: International Perspectives examines the global development of educational programs for cataloging and classification in the library and information field. Library school faculty and professional librarians from more than 20 countries discuss a wide range

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Examine cataloging and classification training programs around the world

Education for Library Cataloging: International Perspectives examines the global development of educational programs for cataloging and classification in the library and information field. Library school faculty and professional librarians from more than 20 countries discuss a wide range of topics, including formal school and continuing education of catalog librarians, education and training for paraprofessional staff in cataloging and technical services, changes in library school programs, and metadata and information organization instruction.

Faculty members and seasoned librarians from Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia, Latin America, and the Middle East present case studies and overviews of library and information school programs, bibliographies of cited works in both Western and non-Western language literature, and plenty of helpful tables and charts. Articles presented in Education for Library Cataloging: International Perspectives are organized geographically to make it easier to check which countries are covered in each region, and to determine regional similarities and differences. Political, historical, cultural, religious, and linguistic factors were also considered to demonstrate the wide range of educational efforts and programs to cultivate cataloging professionals all over the world.

Topics examined in Education for Library Cataloging: International Perspectives include:
* education and training development for librarians in the University of Botswana Library
* the library science school curricula in the Cross River State of Nigeria
* the training of students in cataloging via distant education in South Africa
* education programs in China
* the education for knowledge organization (including cataloging and classification) in India
* the current status of cataloging education in Japan
* on the job training of catalog librarians in South Korea
* the education for cataloging in Australia
* how catalog librarians are trained in Germany and Austria
* recent changes to the library education system in Poland
* a critical study of cataloging instruction within the library and information science programs in Spain
* a recent survey of graduate education and training for cataloging and classification in the United Kingdom
* an overview of the education for cataloging and classification in Mexico
* the current status of cataloging and classification education in Egypt
* recent changes to cataloging teaching in Israel
* the continuing education for catalogers in Saudi Arabia
* and much more

Many of the articles presented in Education for Library Cataloging: International Perspectives document the initial efforts to introduce education for cataloging in particular countries, including Egypt and Japan. This book is an invaluable resource for library and information school educators, administrators, and students.

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
This informative volume, a combination of two issues of Cataloging & Classification Quarterly, Vol. 41, No. 2 (2005) and Vol. 41, No. 3/4 (2006), features 22 articles covering 20 countries on six continents and addressing topics pertinent to the education of catalogers: university as well as continuing education, online courses, multimedia courseware, and professional and on-the-job training. Contributors offer suggestions for improving or establishing national standards, and some discuss the need for national accreditation for library science programs or the need for a major centralized or national cataloging service. Library science programs are evaluated in the areas of descriptive cataloging, classification, subject analysis, computer technology, metadata schemes, and knowledge organization. The only exception to this general format is Gillian Hallam's article, which describes an innovative Australian independent-learning module for descriptive cataloging. Overall, this volume should be of particular interest to library schools and large public and academic libraries.-Cheryl L. Conway, Univ. of Arkansas Lib., Fayetteville Students as library Staff Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780789031136
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
02/28/2005
Pages:
502
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.30(d)

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