RIAs Summer Workshop
Monday, Aug. 28 - Afternoon, pt. 2
Everyone get a bag!
🍬 First, sort your candy
in a way that makes sense to you (size, color, taste, texture, price, age, yumminess, whatever). (2 min)
🍭 Next, partner up.
Compare your different methods of organization. (Why did you choose the method you did?) (3 min)
🍡 Finally, identify 3-5 categories
which you and your partner think would be most useful in categorizing the candy. (10 min)
Like, imagine you have a huuuge candy database. Which characteristics would you want to be able to search by?
Let's look at some examples...
- AACR (Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules)
- Classification (at Swat): Library of Congress
- DACS (Describing Archives: A Content Standard)
- Dublin Core
- US Goverment Publishing Office
- Classification: SuDocs (Superintendent of Documents)
Why did the institutions/groups choose the fields they did?
Which fields do you think are controlled vocabulary? Why?
Using controlled vocabulary to search more precisely / strategically...
RIAs Summer Workshop | Monday Afternoon (pt. 2)
By Swarthmore Reference