Assigning Library of Congress Subject Headings (MCLS)
29 March 2016 - 31 March 2016
This workshop provides practical experience in assigning Library of Congress Subject Headings as part of the cataloging process. (3 days / 2-hour session per day)
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 for 3 - 2 hr sessions over 3 consecutive days using our online workshop software. You will receive additional instructions on how to attend this session after registering for this class.