Learning Cataloguing and Classification: Is It on Popular Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) Platforms?

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Adetayo, A. (2023). Learning Cataloguing and Classification: Is It on Popular Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) Platforms?. International Journal of Librarianship, 8(3), 103–110. https://doi.org/10.23974/ijol.2023.vol8.3.286
Received 2023-01-16
Accepted 2023-07-27
Published 2023-09-16


The paper explores if cataloguing and classification (CAT/CLASS) can be learnt on popular MOOC platforms and what can be done if nonexistent. Different MOOC platforms were explored with a concentration on EdX and Coursera. Literature on MOOCs was examined, and findings were reported. It was observed that some library science courses are available on MOOC platforms. However, no CAT/CLASS courses are available on EdX or Coursera. The majority of their library science courses did not cover the technical service aspects of librarianship. As a result, recommendations were made on how library stakeholders can play proactive roles in introducing CAT/CLASS to MOOC platforms. This is one of the first papers to examine the subject of CAT/CLASS on MOOC platforms.



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