Course Description

LIS 9201A-650 (Fall 2021)   Classification and Indexing

Instructor: A. Mayhew

Course Description
Classification and indexing within a broader perspective of human intellectual activity. Current research trends in the subject control of information. Further opportunities to practice classifying, subject cataloguing and indexing of documents. Ways in which classification and indexing principles are affecting, and affected by, new information technologies.

Course Syllabi for LIS 9201A-650 (Fall 2021)
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Prerequisites: MLIS 9002

0.5 course

Program Content Areas
Information Organization, Curation and Access

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of readings, assignments, and class participation, students will be able to:

1. Contextualize classification and indexing as both a human social and intellectual activity and as a suite of professional skills and practices (PLLO 5);

2. Research topics related to classification and indexing within the body of LIS scholarly and professional literature (PLLO 2);

3. Recognize, use and evaluate classification and indexing practice within a variety of traditional and emerging technologies (PLLO 4);

4. Use standard library tools and standards to index and classify information accurately and effectively (PLLO 6).

MLIS Program Level Learning Outcomes
MLIS Program Goals and Objectives