Practical Classification and Subject Access Cataloging eCourse Bundle

Practical Classification and Subject Access Cataloging eCourse Bundle

You must complete your registration in advance of the eCourses by following the instructions contained in the PDF download that accompanies your purchase. The download can be found on the final confirmation screen after you complete your purchase and may also be accessed from your account. Select "My Account" and then select the "Files" tab to see all of your digital downloads.

$525.00
ALA Member: 
$ 472.50
Item Number:
1541-9349
Dates: 
From:  May 6, 2019
To:  August 11, 2019
Delivery Method: 
Asynchronous
Credentials: 
Attendance Cert.
Duration: 
Three eCourses, 14 weeks total
Estimated Hours of Learning: 
80 Hours
Publisher: 
ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions
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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 that 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

  1. Using WebDewey and Understanding Dewey Decimal Classification eCourse with Violet Fox – 4-week eCourse; begins May 6, 2019

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.

  1. Using and Understanding Library of Congress Classification with Bobby Bothmann – 4-week eCourse; begins June 3, 2019

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.

  1. Using and Understanding Library of Congress Subject Headings with Bobby Bothmann – 6-week eCourse; begins July 1, 2019

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 May 6, 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.

User Requirements

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.

Bulk Orders

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.

Violet Fox

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.

Bobby Bothmann

Bobby Bothmann is metadata & emerging technologies librarian at Minnesota State University, Mankato where he holds the rank of professor in Library Services. Bothmann's primary duties include cataloging books and electronic resources, managing large files full of MARC records, and investigating mobile resources and other new technologies. Bothmann has been an active member of OLAC (OnLine Audiovisual Catalogers) since fall 2000 and has served in various leadership roles including treasurer and president. He is a standing member of the editorial board and former Cataloging News editor for Cataloging & Classification Quarterly. He holds an MLIS from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee UWM and an MS in Geography and English Technical Communication from MSU Mankato. Bothmann is an adjunct instructor for the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he teaches cataloging and classification courses.

If you have any questions about this eCourse, please contact us at elsmarketing@ala.org.

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Accommodations are offered based on user needs. For transcription or other accessibility requests, please contact us at elsmarketing@ala.org.

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