|Materials for Instructors||Materials for Sponsors|
|Trainee Manual [PDF: 3.20MB / 382 pp.]||Guidelines for Sponsoring a Workshop|
|Instructor's Manual [PDF: 5.90MB / 666 pp.]||Needs Assessment Form [PDF: 24KB / 2 pp.]|
|Workshop Slides [PPT: 5.86KB]||List of Trainers [PDF: 57KB / 3 pp.]|
|Exercise Answers Slides [PPT: 664KB]||Certificate of Completion [Word: 24KB / 1 p.]|
Current Version: 1h (October 2007, revised July 2009)
Basic Subject Cataloging Using LCSH provides attendee with a foundation in the principles and practices of subject cataloging using Library of Congress Subject Headings, LCSH. Participants learn how to determine what a work is about and how to construct and assign subject headings to bibliographic records. Materials include the following topics:
- Subject analysis, or “What a work is about”
- The principles and structure of LCSH
- Combining topical, form, geographic and chronological subdivisions with LCSH headings
- Using names as subjects
- MARC 21 Authority Format and content elements of a subject authority
- Proposing new subject headings through the PCC SACO program
This course covers basic skills for those new to subject cataloging with LCSH but who have some basic knowledge of cataloging and the MARC formats. It is useful also to experienced catalogers, supervisors, and trainers. Some familiarity with MARC is helpful.
The course is designed as a two day workshop, consisting of 12 hours of instruction.