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This course builds on and enhances library skills by introducing you to the principles and practice of cataloguing and classification. It is designed to enable you to apply international standards in the creation of catalogue records. You will also be able to analyse the international standards and to develop a critical understanding of the contemporary issues affecting cataloguing and catalogue management.
Before enrolling in this course you need to:
Allow approximately 10-12 hours study time per week for each 20 credit course. This may be higher around assessment due dates or exam time.
If you need to discuss prerequisites for this course contact us
Topics covered include:
If you do not have the prerequisite we may accept relevant experience. Contact us for more information.
To enrol in this course you will need access to a computer, the Internet and email.
There are no set texts for this course however you must have access to Dewey Decimal Classification (20th ed or later) (which may be borrowed from the Open Polytechnic library if your library does not hold a copy), and the Library of Congress Subject Headings (26th ed or later). Access to the RDA Toolkit will be provided by the Open Polytechnic.
For more information and a full list of exam times see our examinations page.