Book your place now on the following workshop
The cat and class course - it's OK for anyone!
16 & 17 February, London
OK or organisation of knowledge is central to the effective function of any
The established skills developed within librarianship provide both effective
systems for this process, and also the conceptual tools for developing and
tailoring in house approaches appropriate for your organisation.
How will this event help you?
This workshop has been designed to provide a basic introduction to the
skills of information organisation in the context of library and information
services. It will provide a broad based framework built from principles and
practice that the participant can then take away and develop in your own
The course content is informed by the major international standards which
are used for knowledge organisation in libraries. These include the
Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules, the Dewey Decimal Classification, the MARC
format for computerised cataloguing and formats like thesaurus.
The presentation of material will involve the use of these approaches in
structuring the workshop exercises that are presented.
Who will benefit from attending?
You will find this workshop ideal if you are an information worker who is
new to this area.
Keith Trickey, Senior Lecturer, Liverpool Business School.
9.00 Registration and coffee
9.30 Introduction to the course
9.45 Why bother creating order?
10.15 What is this? - descriptive cataloguing
11.15 Workshop: What is this?
1.30 What is this about - classification and subject description
3.15 Workshop - what is this about?
4.15 Summary and questions
4.30 Close of day one
9.00 Regroup and coffee
9.30 Computer formats
10.00 MARC for example
11.30 Subject indexing
1.30 Holding it all together - authority structures
3.15 Who else can help?
4.00 Ordering the future
LA Personal members £240 plus VAT (£42.00) £282
LA Institutional members £285 plus VAT (£49.87) £334.87
Non members £336 plus VAT (£58.80) £394.80
LA Student/unwaged members £50 plus VAT (£8.74) £58.74
Places limited to: 25
How to Book
To provisionally book your place, please call Professional Development on
0171 636 7543 ext. 288/9 or email [log in to unmask]