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  1. The Importance of Teaching Cataloging Theory and Conceptual Models of Discovery Systems in LIS Programs Shana L. McDanold Georgetown University

  2. Perspective • Practitioner • Manager • Trainer

  3. Thesis Knowledge of the fundamentals assists catalogers with and empowers them with: • flexibility • accepting/facilitating change • improving quality of work

  4. Fundamental theories • Anthony Panizzi: 91 rules • Charles Coffin Jewett • Charles Cutter: Rules for a Printed Dictionary Catalog • Seymour Lubetzky • Ranganathan’s 5 Laws

  5. Other fundamentals • Subject analysis • Classification • Relational database structure/System • Indexing

  6. Fundamentals are the foundation Tell us: • WHY • HOW

  7. Example: Cataloger’s Judgment How does a cataloger make a decision? • subject analysis • description “Just tell me!” doesn’t work!

  8. Example: System migration • Prioritization • Timeline • Discovery layer impact

  9. Example: New cataloging code Fundamentals don’t change!!

  10. Why is this important? • Change is scary! • less so if you can see how things are connected over time and across systems • Local needs • how to support users in all contexts • flexibility

  11. Thank you! Contact: sm2827@georgetown.edu