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1Idrees, H. ; Mahmood, K.: Classification of Islamic literature in Pakistani libraries : a survey.
In: Library review. 59(2010) no.3, S.149-164.
Abstract: Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to draw an exact and accurate picture of classification problems being faced by libraries having a reasonable amount of collections on Islam. Different classification systems have been developed during the last two centuries to organize library materials. Where these systems provided libraries with better solution for organization of materials, the systems have also some limitations. Religious materials are one of the areas where these systems could not satisfy a reasonable number of libraries. The libraries that have rich collections on Islam are also facing such problems. This study has been conducted with the aim of addressing this problem. Design/methodology/approach - The study comprises a precise review of literature relevant to this problem, along with the collection and analysis of data from such libraries from all the main cities of Pakistan. The data have been collected using the interview technique. Findings - The review of literature and empirical data collected for this study show that the libraries are facing problems regarding the classification of materials where there are rich collections on Islam. The standard classification systems have not provided proper place and enumeration to Islamic topics in their schemes. There is no standard or uniform practice among the libraries to classify materials on Islam. Different libraries are using different systems, which has resulted placement of same materials at different locations. There is no coordination among libraries having rich collections on Islam for some common plan of action to resolve the problem in hand. No work on automated classification has been done in Pakistan so far and this is the area that needs working on in the future. Research limitations/implications - The paper focusses on materials in libraries in one country only, however highlights issues relevant to other Islamic countries in organizing such materials. Originality/value - The paper discusses an area of professional concern that has been discussed widely in Islamic countries, but only in a limited fashion outside of Islamic countries. Thus the paper should be of interest to researchers and practioners interested in cataloging theory.
3Mahmood, K.: ¬The best library software for developing countries : more than 30 plus points of Micro CDS/ISIS.
In: Library software review. 16(1997) no.1, S.12-16.
Abstract: Describes the features of a library automation application called Micro CDS/ISIS. The software produced by UNESCO is used by more than 15.000 instituions all over the world. It is cost free and readily available. Its technical features include minimum hardware requirements, large database capacity, variable length fields, repeatable fields, subfields, powerful indexing, and rapid searching. It follows international data exchange standards. Support features include extensive documentation and a worldwide user group. Training courses in CDS/ISIS are conducted worldwide. These features ensure that CDS/ISIS library software is ideal for developing countries
Themenfeld: Bibliographische Software
4Mahmood, K.: Subject cataloging in Pakistani libraries.
In: International cataloguing and bibliographic control. 26(1997) no.3, S.68-70.
Abstract: Subject cataloguing is essential for retrieval of materials from library collections. One third of the collections in Pakistani libraries are in Urdu and other local languages. Most deal with Oriental topics. Subject heading lists, available in English speaking countries, lack suitable headings for Oriental subjects. A comprehensive list of subject headings compiled for Pakistani books written in Arabic scripts is badly needed and should be compiled. Reviews the efforts which have been made so far in this field and compares Oriental and Pakistani subject headings and other facilities in various English and Urdu lists
5Khalid, H.M. ; Mahmood, K.: Cataloguing practice in university libraries : a comparison of three developing countries (Pakistan, Malaysia, Saudia Arabia).
In: Library review. 46(1997) no.5, S.328-338.
Abstract: Surveys the status of catalguing practice in university libraries in 3 Asian developing countries, Pakistan, Malaysia, and Saudia Arabia. Examines the extent of the usage of international cataloguing tools such as cataloguing codes (AACR, ISBD), classification schemes (DDC, LCC) and subject heading lists (Sears, LCSH). Results indicate that there is an overall uniformity in the use of such tools, with a trend towards automation of cataloguing services with more access points for catalogue searching. Online catalogues are also replacing all traditional catalogue forms (card, printed, and microform). Findings show that, in using information technology in technical services, Malaysian university libraries are more advanced than those of Pakistan and Saudi Arabia
Themenfeld: Formalerschließung ; OPAC
Objekt: AACR ; ISBD ; DDC ; LCC ; LCSH
Land/Ort: Pakistan ; Malaysiaa ; Saudi Arabien