Our super research student and expert cataloguer, Debbie Lee (@DebbieLeeCat), writes about the next class in her series of highly successful cataloguing workshops for #citylis. Starring #biscuits.
Biscuits? Check. Cataloguing activities? Check. Juicy cataloguing examples? Check. Copious numbers of interesting books to catalogue? Check. Rulers? Check.
Tomorrow, 29/02/16, sees the #citylis cataloguing workshop for LIS students, delivered as part of the module Information Resources & Organisation. This full-day, supplementary workshop explores practical cataloguing, complementing the theoretical background and models covered in the main module. The students will learn about using the RDA Toolkit and working with MARC21 in a practical setting, and get invaluable hands-on experience with the RDA Toolkit*. Critical parts of resource description are covered, such as titles, publication information, contents and carriers, with a variety of individual and group activities including spot-the-mistake-in-the-publication-statement and a content and carrier sprint. The day culminates in the creation of mini-catalogue records for real-life resources, which is aided by cataloguing fuel in the form of biscuits.
Past #citylis cataloguing workshops have been met with much enthusiasm and have given students a good grounding when seeking employment in the LIS field. So, it seems that rulers + juicy cataloguing examples + cataloguing activities + biscuits = cataloguing learning *and* cataloguing fun!
*With much thanks to the RDA Toolkit (www.rdatoolkit.org) for providing training access for the #citylis cataloguing workshop.
The next #citylis open evening will be on June 8th 2016 from 5.30pm. Check our main University web pages for forthcoming details.
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