IS 585 Bibliographic Metadata

Introduction to basic principles and concepts of descriptive and subject cataloging in the context of information service needs for various user communities. Explores principles, structures, standards, technologies and practices relating to organizing and creating access to print and non-print media. Includes coverage of subject analysis and descriptive practices. Introduces controlled vocabularies.

Previously IS507.

Learning objectives

  • Understand standards, purposes, values and applications of bibliographic metadata
  • Apply and analyze basic principles, concepts, and structures of bibliographic metadata
  • Create basic bibliographic metadata, utilizing subject analysis and descriptive practices and professional tools

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Textbooks and Course Materials

Available from the Illinois Union Bookstore (IUB).