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Cataloguing and Classification Education (CCE) and training in Library and Information Science/Studies departments in South Africa

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dc.contributor.author Ocholla, Lyudmila
dc.contributor.author Ocholla, Dennis
dc.date.accessioned 2018-12-13T10:44:29Z
dc.date.available 2018-12-13T10:44:29Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier.citation Ocholla, L., and Ocholla, D. (2014). Cataloguing and Classification Education (CCE) and Training in Library and Information Science/Studies departments in South Africa. South African Journal of Libraries and Information Science (1), 1. doi: 10.7553/80-1-166 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 2304-8263
dc.identifier.uri http://sajlis.journals.ac.za/pub/article/view/166
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10530/1746
dc.description Article published in the South African Journal of Libraries and Information Science, Vol 80, No 1 (2014). http://sajlis.journals.ac.za/pub/article/view/166. en_US
dc.description.abstract Recent reports complain about the lack of cataloguers in South Africa to support Library and Information Services. The purpose of this study is to investigate the nature, level, status and challenges of teaching cataloguing and classification in LIS schools in South Africa. Qualitative and quantitative methods, through a survey and content analysis, were employed in this study. All twelve LIS/IS departments in South Africa were targeted. Within these departments, the main sources of research data were the department heads and/or lecturers teaching cataloguing and classification, as well as the course outlines or study guides of cataloguing and classification modules or courses. Survey data was collected through interviews and largely through questionnaires that were emailed to the respondents in the various LIS departments. Content analysis was employed for curriculum and syllabus analysis. Most respondents agreed that CCE should be offered in its current form and some uniformity in the titling of courses should be achieved. While most CCE challenges are not new, intervention is still required, particularly with regards to Resource Description and Access (RDA) which must be addressed by LIS schools as soon as possible. This study informs cataloguing and classification education in South Africa, and perhaps elsewhere, by providing baseline information for the planning, teaching, marketing and recruiting of graduates qualified in the two research domains. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher LIASA en_US
dc.subject Cataloguing and Classification Education (CCE), en_US
dc.subject Information organisation, en_US
dc.title Cataloguing and Classification Education (CCE) and training in Library and Information Science/Studies departments in South Africa en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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