7 Jul 2013

Freelance NLB – Pay Per Piece Scheme – Cataloguing services for NLB Library Collections

National Library Board – Posted by AdministratorSingapore, Singapore

Job Description

Cataloguing of NLB Library Collections – Pay Per Record Scheme

The National Library Board of Singapore is looking for vendor(s) to provide descriptive and subject cataloguing of all materials, print and non-print, special materials, in the library collections. Other type of work required is assigning Call numbers and LCSH, quality check (QC) on bibliographic records in terms of Call numbers, LCSH and Name Authority and/or perform other professional work such as user acceptance test and system stress test.

About NLB Library Collections     

NLB library collections cover Singapore and non-Singapore print and non-print (eg AV, talking book) materials, special materials which include maps, microfilms, posters, calendars and rare books, in the 4 official languages (English, Chinese, Malay, Tamil) and other languages like Japanese, Korean, French, Dutch. The cataloguing requirements are in line with international cataloguing standards like Dewey Decimal Classification and established library policies/guidelines using the latest editions of AACR, OCLC bibliographic formats and other established standards including RDA and Library of Congress Subject Headings. All work should also accommodate FRBR and FRAD requirements and RDA-compliant when NLB fully implement these rules for all its cataloguing work in the near future. NLB contributes its bibliographic records to OCLC.

Minimum Application Qualifications:

–       A recognized basic degree;

–       5 to 8 years of relevant cataloguing experience, in a variety of format;

–       Good command of English and communication skills (writing and speaking) for cataloguing of English work;

–       For Non English cataloguing work, a good command of Chinese language (including reading Chinese traditional script), Malay and/or Tamil and knowledge of Hanyu Pinyin or Murasu Anjal Romanization and Chinese or Tamil diacritics is essential;

–       Proficiency in a foreign language would be an advantage (e.g. Japanese, Korean, French, Dutch, etc);

–       Knowledge and familiar with international cataloguing standards, one or more of these metadata schemas or tools and MARC bibliographic and authority formats  (eg AACR2r, MARC21, DDC, LCSH, Dublin Core, RDA);

–       A working knowledge of Dewey Decimal Classification and Library of Congress Subject Headings;

–       A working knowledge of necessary computer literacy skills and familiar with online cataloguing (eg OCLC);

–       Aptitude for handling detailed work and customer service orientated

–       Additional requirements only for cataloguing of special materials:

–       A recognized MSc in Information Studies with a good command of the language of contents that they are engaged to catalogue;

–       Possess the required skills or knowledge in handling specialized materials, e.g.  sound technical knowledge when cataloguing cartographic materials or have a good understanding of music when cataloguing music materials and etc

Application Process

Applicants are required to sit for and passed relevant tests prescribed by NLB..

Applicants are required to submit their resume, preferably with samples of written and/or work done.

Interested applicants should email their resume and written sample to:

Mr Glenn Hong (for English print/special materials)


Resource Discovery & Management

Email: glennhong@nlb.gov.sg

Mr David Lie (for English non print materials)


Resource Discovery & Management

Email: david_lie@nlb.gov.sg

Ms Malarvele Ilangovan (Non English materials)

Senior Librarian

Resource Discovery & Management

Email: ilangovan@nlb.gov.sg


Only shortlisted applicants will be notified.

Closing date for the application: 30 September 2013

How to Apply

Visit http://www.nlb.gov.sg/page/Corporate_portal_page_careers to apply for this post.

Job Categories: Featured, National Library Board, and Public Libraries. Job Types: Freelance. Job Tags: Freelance.

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