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Beyond our expectations: A review of an independent learning module in descriptive cataloging at QUT

Hallam, Gillian C. (2006) Beyond our expectations: A review of an independent learning module in descriptive cataloging at QUT. Cataloging and Classification Quarterly, 41(3/4), pp. 149-171.

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Abstract

This paper discusses an innovative approach to teaching cataloguing. At Queensland University of Technology (QUT), students enrolled in the Graduate Diploma of Library and Information Studies were involved in an independent learning activity which aimed to develop LIS students’ foundation knowledge of descriptive cataloguing, while simultaneously encouraging students to think critically about broader issues that would inevitably impact on their role as information professionals. In the self-study program, learning activities included an interactive multimedia CD-ROM and a printed workbook with exercises, augmented by the opportunity for group discussion in weekly tutorials to enable students to share key aspects of their independent learning. Students were asked to critically evaluate the CD-ROM and the workbook and also to develop their own professional views about the arguments for and against the inclusion of cataloguing in the LIS curriculum. The paper presents the outcomes of this pilot project.

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ID Code: 6370
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: library and information education, library and information professionals, independent learning, information organisation, cataloguing
DOI: 10.1300/J104v41n03_01
ISSN: 0163-9374
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > LIBRARY AND INFORMATION STUDIES (080700)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 The Haworth Press
Copyright Statement: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Deposited On: 01 Mar 2007
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:24

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