Beginning on Monday 6 July 2020, 12-15 hours of online learning you can complete in your own timescale: reading, watching presentations, analysing catalogues and, of course, some of our famous post-it note activities to make conceptual learning kinetic and practical.

Course Curriculum

1. What Is A Bibliographic Model and Why Does It Matter? (Unit available from Monday 6 July)

1.1. Introduction (Watch for free)

1.2. What Is a Bibliographic Model?

1.3. Why Do Bibliographic Models Matter?

1.4. Learning Activity 1: Playing Around With Post-its

1.5. The Library Catalogue Today

1.6. Learning Activity 2: Thinking About Relationships in "My" Catalogue

2. The Monolithic Bibliographic Model (Unit available from Monday 13 July)

2.1. Introduction

2.2. The Monolithic Record

2.3. Learning Activity 1: Relationships in the Card Catalogue

2.4. Relationships in the Card Catalogue: Talking Through Learning Activity 1

2.5. The Impact of the Monolithic Bibliographic Model: MARC

2.6. Learning Activity 2: Prioritise Your Own Relationships

3. The WEMI Model(s) (Unit available from Monday 20 July)

3.1. Introduction

3.2. What (We Think) The User Wants

3.3. FRBR and IFLA-LRM

3.4. RDA

3.5. Learning Activity: WEMI Relationships

3.6. WEMI Relationships: Talking Through Learning Activity

4. The Bibframe Model (Unit available from Monday 27 July)

4. 1. Introduction

4.2. The Bibliographic Frameworks Initiative

4.3. Learning Activity 1: How Would You Implement WEMI for Billions of Pre-existing Data?

4.4. WII Fit For Purpose?

4.5. Learning Activity 2: WII Relationships

4.6. WII Relationships: Talking Through Learning Activity 2

5. Keeping Up With Bibliographic Models (Unit available from Monday 27 July)

5.1. Course Wrap Up

5.2. Sources of Further Information

5.3. Staying in Touch

Anne Welsh

Course Instructor: Anne Welsh

Anne has been cataloguing professionally since 1993 and teaching others to catalogue since 1995. She is the lead author of Practical Cataloguing (London: Facet; Chicago: Neal Schuman, 2012), a core text in iSchools internationally. Beginning Cataloguing is in press at Routledge.

She first studied Bibliography as part of her undergraduate courses in English Language and Literature, and taught Historical Bibliography for over a decade.

Beginning Cataloguing training courses are, therefore, built on over twenty-five years' worth of examples and training materials, updated and refreshed regularly.

You can find out more about Anne on her profile page on

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