ABOUT THE UNIT 

This unit is an elective unit for the Certificate III in Library and Information Services. The unit introduces you to the skills and knowledge required to use established cataloguing tools and rules at an introductory level. The unit will cover the following areas:

  • Major tools used for descriptive cataloguing
  • Accessing sources of cataloguing rules and tools
  • The Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules (AACR2)
  • The International Standard Bibliographic Description (ISBD)
  • Resource Description and Access (RDA)
  • Descriptive cataloguing
  • MARC formats (Machine Readable Cataloguing)
  • Basic components and structure of bibliographic records
  • Choosing appropriate cataloguing tools for different tasks
  • Applying cataloguing tools
  • Checking catalogue records for accuracy

HOW THIS UNIT RELATES TO YOUR LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SERVICES CAREER

This unit applies to individuals working in a library or information services context who need to apply a general understanding of cataloguing and bibliographic concepts in their job. The unit begins to provide more specific industry knowledge that will prepare you for a career in Library and Information Services.

TRANSFERABILITY OF SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE

The skills and knowledge gained from this unit are applicable to any library and information services context, regardless of specific library type.

For further information on this unit visit training.gov.au