Course Description

LIS 9202B-001 (Winter 2022)   Thesaurus Construction and Metadata

Instructor: V. Rubin

Course Description
Theory and practice in indexing and in constructing subject retrieval languages in thesaurus form. Distinguishing between controlled and natural language indexing, and between subject headings and index terms. Applying facet analysis to thesaurus construction. Selected topics in the theory of subject analysis.

Course Syllabi for LIS 9202B-001 (Winter 2022)
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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. Understand the principles and use of indexing (PLLO 3);

2. Understand the principles of thesaurus construction (PLLO 3);

3. Analyze the subject of documents, both textual and non-textual (PLLO 6);

4. Index documents in a variety of media and on a variety of subjects (PLLO 6);

5. Create a thesaurus (PLLO 6);

6. Articulate and investigate the theoretical implications of subject analysis (PLLO 5).

MLIS Program Level Learning Outcomes
MLIS Program Goals and Objectives