Bibliographic Description and Classification
Course code
old course code
Course title in Estonian
Teavikute kirjeldamine ja liigitamine
Course title in English
Bibliographic Description and Classification
ECTS credits
Assessment form
lecturer of 2022/2023 Autumn semester
lecturer not assigned
lecturer of 2022/2023 Spring semester
lecturer not assigned
Course aims
To create prerequisites for developing knowledge on international standards for bibliographic description and classification of documents. To support the development of practical skills for cataloguing and claasification of documents in the automated library systems.
Brief description of the course
Bibliographical registration, functions of bibliographic records. International standards for bibliographic description (ISBD). Catalogues and cataloguing rules.Electronic catalogue as a part of automated library system INNOPAC. MARC formats for electronic cataloguing. Practical cataloguing. Systematic approach to the semantic arrangement of information. Classification. Universal and professional classification systems. Subject catalogues. Classification in electronic catalogues. Comparative analysis of information languages. Practical classification.
Learning outcomes in the course
Upon completing the course the student:
Knowledge of the conception and principles of bibliographic registration, international standards and cataloguing rules;
Understanding of principles of functioning of an electronic catalogue, methods and sources of catalogue data;
Ability to describe and catalogue documents in the automated electronic systems;
Ability to classify documents with UDK.
T. Reimo PhD, A. Möldre PhD, R. Pääsuke MA
The course is a prerequisite