Cataloguing practice in university libraries

Hafiz Muhammad Khalid (Department of Library & Information Science, Islamia University, Bahawalpur, Pakistan)
Khalid Mahmood (Department of Library & Information Science, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan)
Jonathan Willson (Manchester Metropolitan University, UK)

Library Review

ISSN: 0024-2535

Publication date: 1 August 1997


Surveys the status of cataloguing practice in university libraries in three Asian developing countries, Pakistan, Malaysia, and Saudi Arabia. Examines the extent of the usage of international cataloguing tools like cataloguing codes (AACR, ISBD), classification schemes (DDC, LC) and subject heading lists (Sears, LCSH). Finds that there is an overall uniformity in the use of technical tools. There is a trend towards automation of cataloguing services. With the help of new technology, more access points for catalogue searching have been made available. Online catalogues are also replacing all traditional catalogue forms, i.e. Card, Printed, and Microform. Survey findings show that, in using new information technology in technical services, Malaysian university libraries are more advanced than those of Pakistan and Saudi Arabia.



Muhammad Khalid, H., Mahmood, K. and Willson, J. (1997), "Cataloguing practice in university libraries", Library Review, Vol. 46 No. 5, pp. 328-338.

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