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If you’re working in a library or information management position and would like to update your cataloguing skills, this is the right qualification for you. You will learn about the guidelines and standards used in cataloguing and classification, (including RDA: Resource Description and Access, Dewey Decimal Classification and Library of Congress Subject Headings), contemporary issues affecting cataloguing, catalogue management, library technical services and the basic principles relating to information systems.
OP5101 Certificate in Cataloguing is closed to new students. If you are interested in studying other Library and Information Studies qualifications with Open Polytechnic please visit our programme page.
If you were already enrolled in OP5101 Certificate in Cataloguing (Level 5) prior to 23 October 2017, you can continue to enrol in your next course as normal to complete your qualification.
Please note, to be awarded this qualification you will need to have completed all courses that make up the programme by the end of Trimester 2, 2020.
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Approximately 10-12 hours study per week for each 20 credit course. This may be higher at assessment or exam time.
Approximate cost for the full qualification based on 2018 fee information, not including annual administration fees, fee increases, textbooks, course materials or external exam fees.
Eligible for student loans, if you meet the criteria. Student loans and eligibility
For information about selecting courses to study towards this qualification, check out the Choose courses tab.
When you achieve this qualification you will be able to:
This qualification will prepare you for work as a cataloguing librarian in libraries of all types. It is also appropriate if you’re employed as a sole charge librarian within a school or special library and you need to do your own cataloguing.
Every course has an enrolment close-off date. Make sure you know when you need to enrol by.
Every course is assessed differently - some require assignments and others exams. Check the individual course pages for more information.