Enhancing Your Classification Skills: LCC at Your Fingertips

Date : 25-27 June 2012
Venue: Primula Beach Hotel, Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu

 SBL HRDF Claimable (private sector)

Introduction

Each library staff should always have the basic knowledge and skills in the areas of cataloguing and classification so as to enable them to continuously carry out effective library services. Therefore, continuous training should be encouraged for library personnel in order to robustly enhance their knowledge and skills, and keep up to date in this field, especially concerning the classification of materials.

This three-day workshop will strengthen participants’ classification knowledge and skill, especially in the use of the Library of Congress Classification Scheme (LCC) with confidence.  Apart from that, they will also have the opportunity to enhance their skills and effectively classify library materials in various disciplines.

Objectives
  • Provide a sound understanding on the principles and structure of the LCC Scheme
  • Acquire skills to classify materials using the Library of Congress Classification Scheme (LCC)
  • Acquire skills and experience in determining LCC call numbers
  • Enhance knowledge and skills using selected schedules from the LCC scheme (H, Q, R, S and T)
Main Topics
  • Concepts in classifying materials
  • Elements in call numbers
  • Introduction to the Library of Congress Classification Scheme (LCC)
  • Principles and structure of LCC
  • Organisation of knowledge in LCC
  • Construction LCC class numbers
  • Tables in LCC
  • Arrangement of materials in accordance with LCC
  • MARC 21 tag LCC call number
  • Classification of materials in the H, Q, R, S and T classes
Programme

25 June 2012 (Monday)

Time Programme
08:00 – 08:30 Participant registration
08:30 – 10:00 Introduction to the classification of materials and call numbers
10:00 – 10:30 Morning refreshment
10:30 – 12:30 Introduction to the Library of Congress Classification Scheme: principles and structure
12:30 – 02:00 Lunch
02:00 – 03.00 Organisation of knowledge in LCC
02:00 – 04:00 Notation and Cutter numbers
Schedule of main classes and subclasses
04:00 – 05:00 Hands-on
05:00 Afternoon refreshment

 

 

26 June 2012 (Tuesday)

Time Programme
08:00 – 08:30 Registration
08:30 – 10:00 Determining class numbers using the relative and schedule
Guided hands-on
10:00 – 10:30 Morning refreshment
10:30 – 12:30 Construct class numbers using external and internal tables
Hands-on – Determining class numbers
12:30 – 02:00 Lunch
02:00 – 05:00 Assigning call numbers
05:00 Afternoon refreshment

 

27 June 2012 (Wednesday)

Time Programme
08:00 – 08:30 Registration
08:30 – 10:00 Classification of materials in the H and Q Classes
Hands-on
10:00 – 10:30 Morning refreshment
10:30 – 12:30 Classification of materials in the R, S and T Classes
Hands-on
12:30 – 02.00 Lunch
02:00 – 04:00 Construction of call numbers in H, Q, R, S and T Classes
04:00 – 04:30 Questions & Discussions – classification issues
04:30 – 05:00 Presentation of certificates
5:00 Afternoon refreshment

 

Facilitator

Salmah Salleh
Consultant, Cataloguing & Information Management
M.L.S.(Loughborough); D.L.I.S.(Loughborough); B.Lib.Sc.(UiTM)

Prior to establishing Wisdom Synergy Enterprise, Ms Salmah Hj Salleh was a lecturer at the Faculty of Information Studies, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), actively educating Library and Information Science students for more than seventeen years. Her areas of expertise are Cataloguing & Classification, Information Storage & Retrieval, Organisation of Information, Computerised Cataloguing, Metadata for Resource Recovery, Library Management, Community Information Services and Academic Libraries.

Ms Salmah began her professional career at Universiti Putra Malaysia (1978-1986). At UPM she was first a Library Officer, followed by a Reference Librarian and Cataloguer. Upon receiving the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission (1979-1980), Salmah attained her Master’s in Library Science from the Loughborough University of Technology (UK). She also holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Library Studies from the Loughborough University of Technology and a Bachelor in Library Science from Institut Teknologi MARA, now known as UiTM. She was also a recipient of the BISA Fellowship (1984-1985) attached at the University of Sydney Library.

She had the opportunity whilst there to attend a two-week course (Information Method) at the Kurringgai College of Education (Sydney, NSW) and a two-week academic visit to libraries in Canberra, Australia.

In 1992, Salmah worked with INFOKRAF Malaysia for a data conversion consultancy project. She was also actively involved with organisations such as MASTIC, KTKM, ATMA and UPSI for similar projects. She was previously a member of ILMU (Integrated Library Management Utility), previously known as SISPUKOM (Sistem Perpustakaan Berkomputer), a text-based integrated library system.

Since her retirement from UiTM, she has been very active conducting courses, workshops, training and consultations for libraries and library professionals across Malaysia covering specific topics such as Cataloguing of Electronic Resources, Cataloguing and Classifying Information Resources, Cataloguing Policies, MARC Tagging and Coding, Organisation of Information Materials, Metadata, and NLM Classification.

An ardent and passionate cataloguer, Salmah was blessed with the opportunity to spread her expertise internationally when she was involved with Brunei and Acheh projects and her most recent overseas project was at Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) in April 2010.