Class Notes: January 24th 2014

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Class Notes: January 24th 2014

  1. 1. Library of Congress Classification Friday January 24th
 DTC 356 Spring 2014
  2. 2. Why do we care about the Library of Congress
 Classification System?
  3. 3. • It is used to organize the books in our library. • It is a great example of: • • • 2nd order of order organization taxonomy A really BIG organization project that shows issues that small projects don’t have to deal with
  4. 4. Library of Congress Classification • 21 classes (categories) that books can be lumped in to • Further subclasses • Topics
  5. 5. Compared to Dewey: • http://www.loc.gov/catdir/cpso/lcc.html • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Library_of_Congress_Classification • Less idealogical and more practical • It show how ONE COLLECTION is divided, not how the world’s information is divided.
  6. 6. Example: HD 30.2 W4165 2007 • CLASS H: SOCIAL SCIENCES • Subclass: HD: Industries. Land Use. Labor.
  7. 7. Example: HD 30.2 W4165 2007 • HD28-9999 Industries. Land use. Labor • HD28-70 Management. Industrial management • 30.2 Electronic data processing. Information technology. Including artificial intelligence and knowledge management cf. HF5548.125+ Commerce
  8. 8. Taxonomy/Classification • Class • Subclass • Topic • Topic • Topic
  9. 9. Lab Exercise: • In the pod you are sitting at examine the book given to your group. • Have one person start a post titled “LCC Lab”. Include the names of everyone in your group. Record notes on the group’s work. • Use the LCC system to assign a class and subclass to your book. (Don’t look it up yet, that will come later.) • Pick a couple of possible alternate classes or subclasses and discuss why these may be better fits.
  10. 10. Lab Exercise: • Now, look up your book in the library’s SearchIT! tool • http://bit.ly/SearchIT • Compare their choice to your choice • Compare the subject headings to the classification • What do you think about the differences?
  11. 11. Cataloging • Looking at everything and putting it into it’s place in the system. • Authority and resolving disputes. • CIP • Copy cataloging
  12. 12. Compare to: • Worldcat • Books in Print (Library Database) • Amazon • Goodreads • Librarything • FVRL Catalog
  13. 13. • Slide 2: Andreanna Moya Photography

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