[metadataLibrarians] metadata or cataloging?
annepiergrossi at gmail.com
Mon Mar 12 10:41:47 PST 2007
We had an introduction to cataloging in one of our required courses, so this
would be considered an advanced course. The introduction was just that--the
10,000 foot view, with a little messing around in MARC records, some work
with Dewey, LOC, etc., but nothing too in depth. As the professor hasn't
written the syllabus yet, it's hard for me to know exactly what we'll be
covering, other than what she told me--FRBR as an overview/future direction,
AACR2 as a text.
I've had some responses in favor of cataloging (learning the foundations),
and some in favor of metadata (seems like my interests might be more well
suited to this class than to cataloging). So...I'm still agonizing, but
enjoying the responses and learning about other people's paths to their
On 3/12/07, Karen Benko <Karen.Gorss.Benko at williams.edu> wrote:
> Anne, is this an advanced cataloging course, or an introductory course?
> If it's an introductory course, I am floored that Syracuse considers
> such instruction to be optional. I'm not a metadata librarian, so I am
> also interested in the answers you receive to this.
> >>>For my final elective, I could take either a metadata course or a
> course, and I'm really torn. <<<
> Karen Gorss Benko
> Catalog Librarian
> Williams College
> Williamstown, Massachusetts
> Karen.Gorss.Benko at williams.edu
> metadatalibrarians mailing list
> metadatalibrarians at lists.monarchos.com
More information about the metadatalibrarians