Basic Cataloguing Skills: Descriptive Cataloguing, Subject Cataloguing (LCSH) and Classification (LCC/DDC)

Date: 13-16 May 2013 (4 days)
Venue: Hotel Midah, Kuala Lumpur
Trainer: Ms Salmah Salleh (MLS Loughborough) and Puan Balqis Suja’

HRDF/PSMB SBL Claimable & MOF Registered

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The ability and effectiveness of libraries or information centres in providing top notch services rely heavily on the knowledge and skills of their staff within the effective realm of librarianship, especially in the aspects of cataloguing and classification. Therefore, library professionals need continuous exposure and training in the fields relevant to their roles and functions in order to execute responsibilities with confidence and excellence. This 4-day workshop exposes the participants to basic and latest information and experience of descriptive cataloguing, subject cataloguing, and classifying information materials using international standards.

1.     Obtain up-to-date knowledge and skills in descriptive cataloguing for various information materials using AACR2R.

2.     Obtain skills to carry out subject classification and classifying of information materials using Library of Congress Subject Headings and Library of Congress Classification System or Dewey Decimal Classification System effectively.

3.     Strengthen knowledge and skills in using the MARC 21 format for various media of information materials.

4.    Provide a platform to network with other professionals and gain insights into new relevant ideas and strategies.

Intended Audience

1.     Junior Cataloguers – to gain further knowledge, skills and confidence

2.     Senior Cataloguers – as a refresher course, gaining up-to-date knowledge and problem solving platform



1st Day – 13 May

2nd Day – 14 May

3rd Day – 15 May

4th Day – 16 May

08:00 – 08:30





08:30 – 09:30

Cataloguing Overview

Choice of Access Points

– Personal

   – Corporate

– Title

Introduction to

Subject Cataloguing and



(Break-up Session)

09:30 – 10:00

Descriptive Cataloguing


Schedules & Tables

10:00 –10:30





10:30 – 12:30

Cataloguing of Monographs

Forms of

Access Points



Finding Numbers

12:30 – 2:00





02:00 04:00

Cataloguing of

Media Resources


Application to

Monographs &

Media Resources

LCSH: Subdivisions


Number Building & Classification Practice

04:00 – 05:00

Cataloguing Practice

Application of LCSH &  Subject Cataloguing Practice


Closing &

Certificate Presentation

05:00 pm


End of Day 1


End of Day 2


End of Day 3


End of Workshop


Registration and Accommodation

Workshop Registration Fee (without accommodation):

  • Early Bird Rate:   RM850 per participant (register latest by 26 April 2013)
  • Normal Rate:   RM950 per participant (closing 10 May 2013)

Workshop Registration Fee (with accommodation 5 days & 4 nights at Midah Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, check-in 12 May, check-out 16 May):

  • Early Bird Rate/twin sharing:  RM1,186.00 per participant (register latest by 26 April 2013)
  • Early Bird Rate/single occupancy:  RM1,482.00 per participant (register latest by 26 April 2013)
  • Normal Rate/twin sharing:  RM1,286.00 per participant (closing 10 May 2013)
  • Normal Rate/single occupancy:  RM1,582.00 per participant (closing 10 May 2013)

Group Discount (more than 1 participant) – Discount RM100 per participant – (only valid after the closing date of Early Bird registration).

Government Rate Hotel Booking – RM145nett/Room/Night with Breakfast for 1 or 2 Persons

Hotel Booking – Corporate rate through Wisdom Synergy. Government rate direct to Hotel Midah (03-2273 9999). Midah Hotel is within walking distance to the Maharajalela Monorail Station. Nearby hotels: Mandarin Court Hotel (10 minutes walking distance) (03-2273 9933).

For enquiries and administrative matters, please contact:
Aliza (019-244 8983) or Ayati (019-708 5435) or e-mail
Terms and Conditions
• The registration fee covers workshop materials, lunches and refreshments.
• All cancellations must be notified in writing five (5) working days before the event date, i.e. before 6 May 2013; otherwise the workshop fee will be billed to your organisation.
• The organiser reserves the right to amend the programme, facilitator, date and venue of the workshop due to unforeseen circumstances or circumstances beyond our control.


  • For government agencies, Wisdom Synergy accepts Local Order (LO) for payment processing
  • For payment by cheques, please make cheques payable to “Wisdom Synergy Enterprise”
  • For payment via telegraphic transfer, please indicate your organisation name in the payment
  • Account details as below:
Bank Name: Bank Islam Malaysia Berhad
Bank Address: Cawangan Shah Alam, Tingkat Bawah, Wisma Perbadanan Kemajuan Pertanian Selangor (PKPS), Seksyen 14, Persiaran Perbandaran, 40675 Shah Alam, Selangor.
Account No: 12038010084361