Theory versus Practice in Cataloging Education in Oman: Students' Perspectives

Khalfan Zahran Al Hijji, Omar Sulaiman Fadlallah

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Abstract

This study investigates theory versus practice in cataloging education in Oman. In-depth interviews were conducted for data collection. Important findings of the study indicate big variations in the students' views on the balance between theory and practice in different cataloging courses. Although the dominant opinions denote a big gap between theoretical and practical aspects of some courses, the practice of others seems sufficient. Positive practical results emerged for subject analysis and classification as a result of the online availability of their tools in the university, and there was consistency of teaching methods in the training process at the libraries.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)929-944
Number of pages16
JournalCataloging and Classification Quarterly
Volume51
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2013

Keywords

  • bibliographic control courses
  • cataloging education
  • classification
  • descriptive cataloging
  • library and information science education
  • subject cataloging
  • theory versus practice in cataloging

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Library and Information Sciences

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