This semester I am currently taking organization of knowledge...basically cataloging. I was sooo excited about this class because I am a geek like that and I couldn't wait to learn it all. My opinion has not necessarily changed but it is mind draining. That or I am not sure if fellow students feel the same way or are dealing with the same thing; I will learn something and then honestly forget what I had just learned about, especially seeing there is sooo much to know in regards to lets say a MARC format. Its not even just the MARC format, I already have forgotten what we had learned in the beginning with making a basic catalog entry using OCLC. It worries me. For example, the other post that I wrote was an upset response to a grade I had gotten in the class where as I couldn't remember seeing what I had gotten points taken off for in my notes. Low and behold I found it and I am really disappointed in myself for missing it. I am not sure if I am just rushing it and wanting it to be done so that I am ahead, or if my brain is just on so much of an overload I am missing little things such as that.
I definitely find it all interesting, I cant deny that, but I am worried that the material isn't sticking. I am not saying I want to be a cataloger but lets say that I am working in a small library, like the VA library possibly, I will have to possibly catalog my own stuff. I am hoping that it doesn't mean the MARC format because I might bang my head on a table if that is what I would have to do :/ Here is to hoping that it all sinks in eventually and I will progressively remember how to create all this!