Tag Archives: cataloguing

The bias hiding in your library

(20 March 2019) For many years, the Library of Congress categorized many of its books under a controversial subject heading: “Illegal aliens.” But then, on March 22, 2016, the library made a momentous decision, announcing that it was canceling the subject heading “Illegal aliens” in favor of “Noncitizens” and “Unauthorized immigration.” However, the decision was […]


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RDA all-day conference on August 23, 2018, hosted by the National Library of Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur

(2 March 2018) This event is organized by the RDA Board. It will be held at the National Library of Malaysia, 232 Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur. Join the conference for a full-day event focused on RDA, and looking particularly at the ways in which RDA is evolving to accommodate the needs of cataloguing communities […]


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NLB – Pay Per Piece Scheme – Indexing Services for Index to Singapore Information (ISI)

(23 June 2016) The National Library Board (NLB) of Singapore is looking for vendor(s) to index journal articles, magazine articles, book chapters and conference proceedings, involving bibliographic description, subject heading assignment and providing a short abstract to describe these articles for NLB’s Index to Singapore Information (ISI) collection. The Index to Singapore Information (ISI) is […]


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Chinese collections opened up by Libcrowds

(9 October 2015) The Chinese collections at the British Library consist of more than 100,000 printed books and 2,500 periodical titles. The material has been acquired or donated to the British Library since the Department of Printed Books in the British Museum was founded in 1753, the year of the foundation of the Museum itself. […]


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Crowdsourcing catalogue records for the British Library’s Indonesian collection

(20 July 2015) The British Library holds about 10,000 printed books in Indonesian, from early 19th century mission imprints through to contemporary research-level publications. Though not as comprehensive as the collections at the National Library of Indonesia or in Dutch, American and Australian libraries, the British Library nonetheless holds some rare and important Indonesian titles, […]


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World-wide review of Statement of International Cataloguing Principles (ICP) — 2015 edition

(23 April 2015) The IFLA Cataloguing Section’s Working Group on ICP invites you to review the proposed updated text for Statement of International Cataloguing Principles (ICP) before final approval and publication by IFLA. The principles intend to guide the development of cataloguing codes and the decisions that cataloguers make. They apply to bibliographic and authority […]


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Lao collection at the British Library now fully catalogued

(24 February 2015) The British Library holds a small but significant collection of Lao material, consisting of manuscripts, rare printed books, periodicals and post cards, mainly acquired after 1973. However, the oldest items in Lao language date back to the 19th century. The earliest book about Laos is in Italian and was published in 1663. […]


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National Central Library and Bibliothèque nationale de France catalogue ancient Chinese books

(21 August 2014)  Taiwan’s National Central Library (NCL) has been working with the  Bibliothèque nationale de France to catalogue their rare Chinese books.  A display of post cards from late Qing and early Republic eras and French published reports and observations on China from the 19th and 20th centuries found in old bookstores and flea […]


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