2nd Bachelor in Library and Information Technology

Classification sciences

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ECTS Credits3
Number of Hours (h/year)30
Teaching staffVAESSEN, Hélène
Course UnitCompulsory
TermQuad. 1 and 2

Knowledge and skills acquired during the first year of study

Aims and Objectives

At the end of the course and using the « Notices d’autorité RAMEAU» (French National Library ) as well as the "Guide d'indexation Rameau" (Rameau indexing guide), students must be able to index various documents (books, periodical articles, …) and/or construct correct subject headings for given topics.


- Structure of alphabetical subject catalogues and basic indexing rules

- Structure of RAMEAU subject headings (main headings and subdivisions)

- RAMEAU master subject headings (microfiches and cd-rom)

- Indexing exercises


Bibliothèque nationale de Paris. Notices d’autorité RAMEAU (http://www.bnf.fr)

Bibliothèque nationale de France. Centre national RAMEAU. Guide d’indexation RAMEAU. 6e éd. Paris : BNF, 2004.

Teaching and Learning Methods

Lectures and workshops

Assessment Methods

- Individual project consisting in the processing of various periodicals in order to :

a) index about 75 articles using the RAMEAU master file

b) construct a data base of using Access

c) present a printed copy of data base content arranged by chronological order, with author and subject indexes

- Written examination consisting of indexing exercises using 'RAMEAU' and 'Guide d'indexation RAMEAU'




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