Violet Fox is one of the editors of the Dewey Decimal Classification. She received her MLIS from the University of Washington in 2013. Her research interests include the intricacies of zine cataloging and the ethical implications of classification.
Practical Classification and Subject Access Cataloging eCourse Bundle
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If you want to gain a practical overview of Dewey Decimal Classification and Library of Congress Classification, our new eCourse bundle is for you. Over a three-month period, you will work closely with expert instructors who will teach you how to assign both DDC and LCC numbers with correct meaning in hierarchy and how to analyze the contents of a resource and use Library of Congress Subject Headings controlled vocabulary. Courses included in this bundle are
- Using WebDewey and Understanding Dewey Decimal Classification eCourse with Violet Fox – 5-week eCourse; begins November 11, 2019 (includes one-week break for Thanksgiving)
Starting with the basics, this eCourse will teach you how to assign DDC numbers with correct meaning in hierarchy, build numbers using tables, and apply numbers that help patrons browse your library.
- Using and Understanding Library of Congress Classification with Bobby Bothmann – 4-week eCourse; begins January 6, 2020
Gain a comprehensive grounding in Library of Congress Classification (LCC) principles and practice. This eCourse teaches you how to assign LCC numbers with correct meaning in hierarchy, build numbers using tables, and apply numbers that help patrons browse your library.
- Using and Understanding Library of Congress Subject Headings with Bobby Bothmann – 6-week eCourse; begins February 3, 2020
This eCourse introduces you to the Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) vocabulary and explains the various types of topical and free-floating subject terms. You will learn how to analyze the contents of a resource and convert that analysis into the LCSH controlled vocabulary.
By participating in this group of three courses, you’ll earn a Certificate of Professional Development in Practical Classification and Subject Access Cataloging and gain a broad set of skills that will serve you throughout your career.
You can purchase registration for these eCourses individually or as a bundle.
Upon purchase you will receive a registration PDF in the form of a digital download. This PDF contains a link to our Registration page and a password. You must download this PDF and follow the instructions in order to complete the registration. The download link can be found on the final confirmation screen after you complete your purchase, and may also be accessed by selecting "My Account" at the top of your screen and then selecting the "Files" tab. Confirmation with login instructions, reminders, and alerts will go to the email address used in the registration.
How this eCourse Bundle Works
The first eCourse begins on November 11, 2019. For each course, your participation will require approximately four to five hours a week, at times that fit your schedule. There are two live sessions for the Using and Understanding Library of Congress Subject Headings eCourse that will be recorded for those who cannot attend live. All activities take place on the website, and you will be expected to
- Read, listen to or view online content
- Post to online discussion boards
- Complete weekly assignments or activities
Instructors Violet Fox and Bobby Bothmann will monitor discussion boards regularly during each of the eCourses, lead group discussions, and will also answer individual questions for each of their courses. All interaction will take place on the eCourse site, which will be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It's recommended that students log into the site on the first day of class or within a few days for an overview of the content and to begin the first lesson.
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. ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions eCourses are fully compatible with Windows and MacOs.
This eCourse bundle is licensed for a single user. For pricing on bulk purchases in excess of $1,000, please contact us for more information.