From the 9th of September to the 1st of November, 2019, 66 specialists of the regional libraries of Aktobe, West Kazakhstan and Almaty regions were trained at the Cataloguer School of the National Library of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
The participants introduced themselves with international and national documents that govern the rules for compiling bibliographic and authority records, as well as with the basic provisions and general cataloging rules, and the particularities of cataloging specific types of documents. In practical classes there were considered the issues of cataloging periodicals, notes, cartographic, visual materials, electronic resources, dissertations, autoabstracts and cataloging complex books, for example, such as a flipbook, a book in two or three languages, materials from various conferences and group processing documents. The participants showed an active interest in the technology of digitizing digital records and attaching them to the bibliographic description.
Practical classes were held in the Web-RABIS system developed by the National Library of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Specialists praised the advantages of the domestic program over similar systems.
The participants were introduced to the work of all the structural units of the National Library of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The Digital Technology Service demonstrated modern equipment for digitizing print media, and talked about the participation of the National Library in the replenishment of the Kazakhstan National Electronic Library (KazNEB). The specialists of the Restoration, Conservation and Binding Service invited the specialists from these libraries to take training at the School for Conservation and Restoration of Written Documents, which also operates on the basis of the National Library of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
The National Library of the Republic of Kazakhstan invites all the specialists involved in machine-readable cataloging of resources for training at the Cataloguer School.