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.
Delivery type2019Trimester 3 2019
Allow 10-12 hours study time per week for each 20 credit course.
Cost2019NZ students $730 + $60 annual administration fee
International students $2,254 + $60 annual administration fee
Exam dates2019Trimester 3, 14 Feb 2020
Prerequisites Check entry and other requirements under the qualification you are studying
Topics covered include
- descriptive cataloguing
- principles and practice of classification
- subject cataloguing; and
- current cataloguing issues
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.
How to enrol
Before enrolling in this course you need to:
- choose the qualification you will study the course under
- check the order that courses in the qualification should be studied in the Qualification Structure table. This is in the Choose courses and apply tab on the qualification page.
Lecturer / Tutor
You can do this course as part of these qualifications: