Cataloguing and classification education in gulf cooperation council (GCC) countries

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Abstract

A content analysis approach was adopted to analyze relevant literature and course syllabi for the purpose of examining cataloguing and classification education in Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states. Important findings of this study include: traditional knowledge organization is still at the core of bibliographic control education; there are changes and developments in teaching methods; cooperative cataloguing, and partnerships with major specialized utilities are in the interest of educators; and emphasis on the practical part of cataloguing education is increasing to as much as 50% of the total teaching hours in some courses.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)276-292
Number of pages17
JournalCataloging and Classification Quarterly
Volume50
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2012

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Keywords

  • Bibliographic control
  • Cataloging and classification education
  • Classification
  • Descriptive cataloging
  • Library and information science (LIS) education
  • LIS curricula
  • Subject cataloging

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Library and Information Sciences

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