Assigning Library of Congress Subject Headings (MCLS)

Scheduled Offerings

Course Overview

This workshop provides practical experience in assigning Library of Congress Subject Headings as part of the cataloging process. Participants will learn how to perform a technical reading of an item and how to choose appropriate subject headings based on the principles of subject heading assignment put forth by the Library of Congress.

Participants will also learn how to verify headings they have assigned against the Library of Congress subject headings. The structure and interpretation of online LC subject authority records in the OCLC subject authority file will be covered as well as the structure of bibliographic tools such as the Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) and Library of Congress Subject Cataloging Manual: Subject Headings. Participants will perform a number of exercises in assigning subject headings to bibliographic works.

This class will be online using WebEx online workshop software. All registered attendees will receive an email with WebEx login information a few days prior to the class date.

This workshop has been approved for 6 General Library Education Units (LEUs) for Indiana staff.

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Cost

Per-person rates
$99 (MCLS members)
$199 (Non-MCLS members)

Group viewing rates
$249 (MCLS members)
$349 (Non-MCLS members)

Course Provider

MCLS

Course Length

6.0 Hours (3 days / 2-hour sessions per day)

Course Format

Live Online

Contact

training@mcls.org

Subject Area

Cataloging and Metadata