(Cataloguing of Manuscripts according to MARC21 standard and RDA rules) The first publications of the Cataloguing and Information Systems Center.

The Center for Cataloguing and Information Systems of the al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine's Manuscripts Library and House has recently released a book: (Cataloguing Manuscripts According to the MARC21 Standard and RDA Rules), which is considered its first publication, and it was the result of the efforts made by the staff working in the center on these modern systems that they were the first to apply them. The publication aims making them available to those who wish to benefit from it.

The Director of the Center, Mr. Hassanein al-Mousawi, told Al-Kafeel Network: "The al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine has been interested in the book in general, as it was and still a symbol of the advancement of nations and peoples and their ancient heritage, and it has been supporting scientific activities and events that would develop the intellectual. And this book is part of the series of activities adopted by the Cataloguing and Information Systems Center.”

And he indicated that: "The book, written by Dr. Azhar Zayer Jassim and Professor Ali Talib Kazem, dealt with the cataloguing of manuscripts, reinforced by a set of practical examples according to (MARC21) fields and (RDA) rules, which is one of the latest systems used globally in the principle of indexing and classification, and it served as a guide for those working in cataloguing manuscripts, whether they are Arabic or other languages.”

Al-Mousawi explained that: "The mechanism of cataloguing manuscripts according to the MARC21 standard and the RDA rules, has been adopted by most global libraries and information centers, in order to fit these rules into the digital world, which includes a comprehensive set of rules and guidelines, and leads to enabling the beneficiary to discover and access information sources, obtaining it as accurately and in the shortest possible time as possible.

To view the book, please contact the center's mail at the following address: ahslib.cat@gmail.com
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