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Friday, June 28, 2013

A library outranks any other one thing

A library outranks any other one thing a community can do to benefit its people. It is a never failing spring in the desert.

--- Andrew Carnegie

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

M3 Bib Control: Activity 06

1. Find an authorized subject heading in the LCSH. These terms are in bold typeface. Find out what the meanings of the abbreviations - UF, BT, NT, RT, SA, the phrases “Scope notes” and “May Subd Geog” this authorized heading.

* LG last few pages -- LCSH on p.804 Bombing, Aerial
* Hints on LG p.43, with explanations and example "Abused children"

* Hints on “May Subd Geog” (May Subdivide Geographically" LG p.43 Figure 1.6, "Sports"

* The abbreviations and the full form of the followings:
SA = ?
RT = ?
BT = ?
NT = ?
UF = ?

2. Why are subject headings important in information work?

* Hints: LG p.40

3. Refer to the Library of Congress Subject Headings. Find five examples of the following:

3a. Filing of words – each heading is treated as words (examples should include abbreviations, acronyms or initials).

*Just rearrange and correct the following filing errors: (refer to LCSH p.962)

C.O.D. shipments
C.F. & I. clause
C.I. direct blue 218
C-74 (Transport plane)

  3b. Filing of numbers – numbers precede alphabetic characters and arranged in increasing numeric value.

*Just rearrange and correct the following filing errors, (refer to LCSH p.3):

109/b (Computer)
65x series microprocessors
26 rue du Départ (Paris, France)
35mm cameras
87th Precinct (Imaginary place)

3c. Filing of dates – according to chronology.

**Just rearrange and correct the following filing errors:

Japanese poetry – to 1868
Japanese poetry – to 794
Japanese poetry – Heinan period, 794 – 1185
Japanese poetry – Meiji period, 1868 - 1912
Japanese poetry – Taisho period, 1912 – 1926

4a. Most headings in LCSH are entered as such in normal word order. However, some headings are inverted. Why is this so?

* Hints: To highlight ...

4b. Pre-coordination - Find five examples in LCSH of how conjunctions and prepositions are used in headings.

*Select five from the LCSH pp 804, 962-963, you may use LG p. 42 for reference

Monday, June 10, 2013

WSQ/LAS Level 2 training for Support Collection Maintenance Works

Here is the email I received from LAS today:
Dear members

LAS is pleased to organize the another run of the WSQ/LAS Level 2 training for Support Collection Maintenance Works  on 2 – 3 July 2013.

This 2-day course will be held at Theatrette 1, NUS Central Library (Directions<>).

This is one of the 5 competency based programmes at entry level which together form the WSQ Higher Certificate in Library and Information Services.
Important Note:

§  Upon successful registration for the training, you will receive a confirmation message & email.

§  The registration page will also display a message when the class is full. You will not be able to key in personal particulars when this happens.

§  The course fees are listed here.<>

§  On enrolment, you are deemed to have committed to both the training and proposed assessment dates.

§  Participants or institutions who wish to withdraw from an enrolled course must submit reason(s) in writing to<> .  Where notice of withdrawal is given before the start of the course, an administrative fee of $25 is payable to facilitate the withdrawal from the course.

§  Please view full Terms & Conditions for LAS WSQ Level 2 courses<>. >

For more information on the module, please refer to the training page<>.
Classes will start with a minimum of 12 participants.

Registration will close with maximum of 20 participants.

For information, please contact LAS T&D at<>

Organized by:
LAS Training & Development Committee

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Resources on library display

I just like to share some resources on organizing reading activities and displaying of library materials:
Just google "pinterest library displays" and look at the links.  There are many good ideas to follow.
I had some pin collected and there are listed in:
There are lot of art and craft ideas used in Libary and book displays there!
For actual display work, you may start with any art and craft books that are available in your library or NLB and modify the ideas for library display! (Book on library display is not helpful as there are not up-todate!)
Self learning is not easy, yet nothing is impossible! Start with things that you can make first and move on...
If your Library Co-ordinator can form a class for teachers and student librarians, I would then be able to impart some ideas in person, and you may learn from hands-on workshop. 
For more information on courses I run, visit:
Hope the information is helpful!

Sunday, June 02, 2013

Lisa Bu: How books can open your mind

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