In class we discussed metadata, taxonomies and folksonomies.
• Library of Congress Classification Online (http://www.loc.gov/catdir/cpso/lcco/): an outline of the Library of Congress classification system in use by most academic libraries. (The other major classification system is the Dewey Decimal System, used by public and K-12 school libraries.)
• Cookery is Dead (http://jenna.openflows.com/lcsh/2010/week22/cookingatlast: Jenna Freedman’s (a librarian at Barnard College) blog post about the Library of Congress’s recent decision to replace the subject heading Cookery with Cooking.
Here are the powerpoint notes from the first part of the class: