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Training Bursary – Dewey Decimal Classification

Training Bursary – Library Juice Online Course – Dewey Decimal Classification

 

Already thinking about CPD for 2018? Would you like to enhance your Dewey classification skills?

CIG is offering 1 free registration on the Dewey Decimal Classification course which runs between February 5th – March 2nd 2018.

You will learn how to:

  •  Analyse the subject matter of resources in order to assign Dewey numbers.
  • Use Web Dewey (trial access is included for the duration of the course) to find, select and build Dewey numbers.
  • Use Dewey tables to add depth to classification numbers.
  • Make confident decisions when classifying resources that straddle subject areas.
  • Critically analyse Dewey numbers in copy cataloguing records.

The course is taught asynchronously so that you can fit your study around your work/life commitments. Tuition is via readings, assignments and an online discussion forum.

You will also receive a certificate on successful completion of the course.

How to apply:

To apply for the free registration you must be a CIG member (although CILIP membership is not required.) The application (approx. 200 words) should demonstrate why you would like to enrol; how you would use this training opportunity to highlight or promote CIG’s special areas of interest; and why you would not be able to enrol without CIG sponsorship.

If you are successful you will be required to write about your experience of the course and its’ content. Your report, or summary, will be shared with CIG members via the CIG blog and/or our professional journal.

Please submit your application to the Honorary Secretary Emily Bogie, e.berrisford@sheffield.ac.uk by 12th January 2018.

Applicants will be notified whether they have been successful by 26th January 2018.

If you have any questions do not hesitate to get in touch at Info.cig@cilip.org.uk.

UK DDC forum: new members wanted

Do you use and/or have an interest in the Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC)? Are you interested in playing a part in the development of DDC?

The UK DDC User Forum is looking for new members. The Forum meets once a year to discuss proposed changes to the DDC, feeding back the views of the UK user community to the International Editorial Policy Committee. We would welcome expressions of interest from anyone based in the UK, especially from those working in the public library sector and/or from institutions in Northern Ireland or Wales, as these areas are currently under-represented.

For those who are interested in becoming new members, you have 2 choices:

  • If you have any informal questions about membership, then in the first instance please email: Deborah Lee (deborah.lee@courtauld.ac.uk).
  • To apply, please email: the Chair, Terrance Mann (Terrance.Mann@bl.uk), with supporting information about your current role and location, DDC experience and any particular subject expertise. The deadline for applications is Friday 16 February 2018.

 

 

Catalogue and Index – Call for Papers

For our September issue we would like to see papers on Classification.

CIG recently ran a successful event called “Thinking about classification” and we would like to take another look at classification in September’s issue of C&I. Do you have something to say about classification? Have you inherited an in-house classification scheme that you love/hate? Have you had to reclassify a library or collection, or are thinking of embarking on a reclassification project in the future? What do you wish you had learnt about classification when you studied LIS or what professional training in classification would you like to be available? Have you been to an interesting classification event recently or encountered a good classification book? Have you designed your own classification scheme? Do you use multiple classification schemes in your library and want to share your experiences of these? Have you got some interesting experiences of making your classification more localised or more standardised?  How do you think your library users utilise your classification? Do you have any thoughts about unethical classification and problematic terminology or structures?

We welcome papers on these or any other aspect of classification for this issue.  Papers can be up to 2,000 words and should be submitted by the end of August.

Please contact the editors with your proposal.

For more information please see our guidance for contributors:

https://www.cilip.org.uk/cataloguing-indexing-group/catalogue-index/guidance-contributors

Karen Pierce

PierceKF@Cardiff.ac.uk

Deborah Lee

Deborah.Lee@courtauld.ac.uk