LIS 601  Pathfinder Project Using Information Structure to Develop Answering Skill Fall 2010 Lori Bell based on Dr. Diane ...
Pathfinder Project <ul><li>SIT  </li></ul><ul><li>WITH  </li></ul><ul><li>YOUR  </li></ul><ul><li>PATHFINDER  </li></ul><u...
Pathfinder Project <ul><li>Assignment Instructions pp.5-6 </li></ul><ul><li>Select a partner, library, topic & audience </...
Pathfinder Exercise 1 <ul><li>In pairs, examine one Pathfinder (online or paper). </li></ul><ul><li>Read the assignment in...
Pathfinder Outline <ul><li>Identify the  partners </li></ul><ul><li>Identify the  topic </li></ul><ul><li>Identify the  au...
Library of Congress Subject Headings  LCSH <ul><li>The  Big   Red   Books  (5 volumes, A-Z) </li></ul><ul><li>Authorized t...
LCSH Syndetic Structure <ul><ul><ul><li>Communal living  ( May Subd Geog ) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>[HQ970-HQ97...
LCSH Syndetic Structure <ul><li>UF  = Used For = used instead of </li></ul><ul><li>Communal living  (is  U sed  F or or in...
LCSH Syndetic Structure <ul><li>Communal living  [cont.] </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>RT  Collective settlements </li></ul></...
LCSH Syndetic Structure <ul><ul><ul><li>Communicable diseases  (May Subd Geog) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>[RA643-...
LCSH Syndetic Structure <ul><ul><ul><li>Communicable diseases  [cont.] </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>SA  Individual ...
LCSH Subdivisions <ul><li>Common  Form   Subdivisions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Text p. 47 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://l...
LCSH Exercise <ul><li>What is the call number for works on children?  </li></ul><ul><li>Is  Children  the appropriate head...
LCSH Exercise <ul><li>Which terms are not used to search for materials on children when you want to do a  pure   LCSH  sea...
LCSH Exercise <ul><li>What is the appropriate heading for materials on Mozart as a child?  </li></ul><ul><li>Which LCSH te...
LCSH Exercise <ul><li>CHILDREN  (May Subd Geog) </li></ul><ul><li>[HQ767.8-HQ792.2] </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Here are ent...
LCSH Exercise <ul><ul><ul><li>CHILDREN  [cont.] </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>SA  subdivision  Childhood and youth  ...
Pathfinder Exercise 2 <ul><li>Partners work together. </li></ul><ul><li>Select a preliminary topic & write a few words tha...
Thinking  Through Information Structure <ul><li>Handouts pp. 2-5 </li></ul><ul><li>Information Structure of Reference Sour...
Search Exercises <ul><li>Search Exercises (Green)  pp. 2-6 </li></ul><ul><li>Read pp. 2-6 on Periodical Indexes & Abstract...
Due Next Week <ul><li>Email  your Pathfinder Outline: partner names, library, topic, audience &  LC Subject Headings </li>...
Outline Due Next Week <ul><li>From: leonlee@hawaii.edu </li></ul><ul><li>CC: rholmberg@hawaii.edu </li></ul><ul><li>Subjec...
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  • Our task has always been and remains, to use tools of information technology to serve the needs of information workers or seekers (all recorded information formats are information technologies) A concern for understanding the human dimensions of the take up and use of information, within the context of human information needs, information seeking and use
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    1. 1. LIS 601 Pathfinder Project Using Information Structure to Develop Answering Skill Fall 2010 Lori Bell based on Dr. Diane Nahl’s class/presentation University of Hawaii LIS Program
    2. 2. Pathfinder Project <ul><li>SIT </li></ul><ul><li>WITH </li></ul><ul><li>YOUR </li></ul><ul><li>PATHFINDER </li></ul><ul><li>PARTNER </li></ul>Bell LIS 601 2010
    3. 3. Pathfinder Project <ul><li>Assignment Instructions pp.5-6 </li></ul><ul><li>Select a partner, library, topic & audience </li></ul><ul><li>Topics are fairly specific </li></ul><ul><li>Broad topics cover too much material </li></ul><ul><li>Hawaii topics may not be well represented in general databases & reference sources, but may work as a sub-topic </li></ul>Bell LIS 601 2010
    4. 4. Pathfinder Exercise 1 <ul><li>In pairs, examine one Pathfinder (online or paper). </li></ul><ul><li>Read the assignment instructions & locate each numbered requirement on the Pathfinder. </li></ul><ul><li>Examine & discuss its style, readability & adherence to instructions. </li></ul><ul><li>Repeat with another pathfinder & compare the two. </li></ul>Bell LIS 601 2010
    5. 5. Pathfinder Outline <ul><li>Identify the partners </li></ul><ul><li>Identify the topic </li></ul><ul><li>Identify the audience </li></ul><ul><li>Identify the library </li></ul><ul><li>Identify some LCSH search terms </li></ul>Bell LIS 601 2010
    6. 6. Library of Congress Subject Headings LCSH <ul><li>The Big Red Books (5 volumes, A-Z) </li></ul><ul><li>Authorized topic words assigned by LC catalogers </li></ul><ul><li>Controlled Vocabulary </li></ul><ul><li>Appear in the Subject(s): field of the online catalog record structure </li></ul><ul><li>Searchable from within a record (a lateral search strategy) </li></ul>Bell LIS 601 2010
    7. 7. LCSH Syndetic Structure <ul><ul><ul><li>Communal living ( May Subd Geog ) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>[HQ970-HQ972] </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Here are entered works on arrangements in voluntary cooperative living, usually informal, including the communes that flourished beginning in the 1960's... UF Communal settlements </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Communes </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Cooperative living </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Counter culture </li></ul></ul></ul>Bell LIS 601 2010
    8. 8. LCSH Syndetic Structure <ul><li>UF = Used For = used instead of </li></ul><ul><li>Communal living (is U sed F or or instead of) </li></ul><ul><li>Communal settlements </li></ul><ul><li>Communes </li></ul><ul><li>Cooperative living </li></ul><ul><li>Counter culture </li></ul><ul><li>{The UF words & phrases are not LCSH } </li></ul>Bell LIS 601 2010
    9. 9. LCSH Syndetic Structure <ul><li>Communal living [cont.] </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>RT Collective settlements </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> Housing, Cooperative </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Communal marriage </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>USE Group marriage </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Communal natural resources </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>USE Natural resources, Communal </li></ul></ul></ul>Bell LIS 601 2010
    10. 10. LCSH Syndetic Structure <ul><ul><ul><li>Communicable diseases (May Subd Geog) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>[RA643-RA644 (Public health)] </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>[RC109-RC216 (Internal medicine)] </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>BT Diseases </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> Infection </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>RT Epidemics </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> Quarantine </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>NT Parasitic diseases </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> Vaccination </li></ul></ul></ul>Bell LIS 601 2010
    11. 11. LCSH Syndetic Structure <ul><ul><ul><li>Communicable diseases [cont.] </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>SA Individual communicable diseases, e.g. Q fever </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>--Diagnosis </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>--Hospitals </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>--Prevention </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>NT Isolation (Hospital care) </li></ul>Bell LIS 601 2010
    12. 12. LCSH Subdivisions <ul><li>Common Form Subdivisions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Text p. 47 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://library.princeton.edu/departments/tsd/katmandu/reference/formsubdiv.html </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Standard &quot;Free-floating” & Form Subheadings: </li></ul>Bell LIS 601 2010 -- Pictorial works -- Research -- Sex differences -- Social aspects -- Social life and customs -- Study and teaching -- Statistics -- Abstracts -- Bibliography -- Biography -- Case studies -- Description and travel -- Diaries -- Dictionaries -- Directories -- Encyclopedias -- Fiction -- Handbooks, manuals, etc. -- History -- Humor -- In literature -- Juvenile literature -- Law and legislation
    13. 13. LCSH Exercise <ul><li>What is the call number for works on children? </li></ul><ul><li>Is Children the appropriate heading for material about 13 year olds? </li></ul><ul><li>What heading would you use to find material on children of Afganistan? </li></ul>Bell LIS 601 2010
    14. 14. LCSH Exercise <ul><li>Which terms are not used to search for materials on children when you want to do a pure LCSH search? </li></ul><ul><li>Is Age groups a subdivision under the heading Children? </li></ul>Bell LIS 601 2010
    15. 15. LCSH Exercise <ul><li>What is the appropriate heading for materials on Mozart as a child? </li></ul><ul><li>Which LCSH term(s) would you use to search for materials on kids who have been molested or mistreated? </li></ul>Bell LIS 601 2010
    16. 16. LCSH Exercise <ul><li>CHILDREN (May Subd Geog) </li></ul><ul><li>[HQ767.8-HQ792.2] </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Here are entered works on people from birth through twelve years of age. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>UF Childhood </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> Pedology (Child study) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>BT Age groups </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> Family </li></ul></ul></ul>Bell LIS 601 2010
    17. 17. LCSH Exercise <ul><ul><ul><li>CHILDREN [cont.] </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>SA subdivision Childhood and youth under names of individual persons; also subdivision Children under individual wars, e.g., World War, 1939-1945--Children </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>NT Abused children </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> Adopted children </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> Adult children </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>--Abuse of </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>USE Child abuse </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>--Attitudes </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>--Biography </li></ul></ul></ul>Bell LIS 601 2010
    18. 18. Pathfinder Exercise 2 <ul><li>Partners work together. </li></ul><ul><li>Select a preliminary topic & write a few words that describe it. </li></ul><ul><li>Look them up in LCSH . </li></ul><ul><li>Examine all Subject Headings related to the topic, follow all SAs, RTs & NTs </li></ul><ul><li>Write down a set of LCSH terms for the topic to use as a starting point for the search strategy. </li></ul>Bell LIS 601 2010
    19. 19. Thinking Through Information Structure <ul><li>Handouts pp. 2-5 </li></ul><ul><li>Information Structure of Reference Sources </li></ul><ul><li>Categories of Information in Answer-Providing Sources </li></ul><ul><li>Data & Access Tools </li></ul>Bell LIS 601 2010
    20. 20. Search Exercises <ul><li>Search Exercises (Green) pp. 2-6 </li></ul><ul><li>Read pp. 2-6 on Periodical Indexes & Abstracts for next week. </li></ul><ul><li>No online sources used in Exercise 1A . </li></ul><ul><li>The 601 Bibliography lists sources to use for the search exercises. </li></ul><ul><li>Searches begin in class next week (not for homework this week) . </li></ul>Bell LIS 601 2010
    21. 21. Due Next Week <ul><li>Email your Pathfinder Outline: partner names, library, topic, audience & LC Subject Headings </li></ul><ul><ul><li>One (1) email message with both partners’ email address on the header so I can reply to both at once, paste outline in the message </li></ul></ul><ul><li>HANDOUTS pp. 6-13 </li></ul><ul><li>Read SEARCH EXERCISES pp. 2-6 </li></ul><ul><li>TEXT CHAPTER 8 </li></ul>Bell LIS 601 2010
    22. 22. Outline Due Next Week <ul><li>From: leonlee@hawaii.edu </li></ul><ul><li>CC: rholmberg@hawaii.edu </li></ul><ul><li>Subject: Lee & Holmberg Pathfinder Outline </li></ul><ul><li>Partners : Leon Lee and Roberta Holmberg </li></ul><ul><li>Library : Manoa Public Library </li></ul><ul><li>Topic : Laser Skin Therapy </li></ul><ul><li>Audience : Adults who want to get rid of sun damage, wrinkles, varicose veins, hair, acne, or birthmarks without invasive surgery. </li></ul><ul><li>LCSH : Lasers in surgery; Phototherapy </li></ul>Bell LIS 601 2010

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