a website for all New Zealand cataloguers

Professional Development

Online Professional Development Tools 


Please visit our Catapult page for the most recent and past issues of Catapult (Newsletter of the LIANZA Cataloguing Special Interest Group (CatSIG))

CatSIG (LIANZA Cataloguing Special Interest Group)

Information about CatSIG can be found on the LIANZA website.

Please subscribe to the CatSIG Listserv for all the latest on cataloguing and RDA in New Zealand by following the instructions given.

Professional development day for Cataloguers, October 2016 

CatSIG held a professional development day, check the above link for some of the presentations which were shared.

Links to Cataloguing and linked data listservs:


RDA Listserv

Bibframe Listerv

NZLibs Listserv

AustNatlib RDA listserv

CatSIG (email list for the LIANZA Cataloguing Special Interest Group (CatSIG))


Links to Cataloguing and Cataloguing-related resources:

Te Dublin Core Metadata Element Huanga – Māori (He Tauira) version 1.1

025.431: the Dewey blog 'Everything you always wanted to know about the Dewey Decimal Classification system but were afraid to ask'

Cataloging & Classification quarterly Table of contents abstracts available free online. Journal articles available through Interloan.

Cataloger's Reference Shelf Provides links to MARC data formats, MARC code lists, reference materials, subject cataloging manuals

DDC updates Monthly postings of new and revised entries in the Dewey Decimal Classification

ISBN Converter Converts 10-digit to 13-digit ISBNs

Library of Congress Authorities Search authority records, with facility to print, E-mail and download

Library of Congress Subject Headings Weekly Lists Weekly lists of new and changed subject headings

New Zealand Gazetteer of Official Geographic Names

Publications New Zealand Record of New Zealand publications listed in the National Bibliography, from books to films to maps

Tiaki Provides access to descriptions of the unpublished manuscripts and pictures collections of New Zealand and Pacific material in the Alexander Turnbull Library.

Thesaurus for Graphic Materials Tool for indexing visual materials by subject and by genre/format.

Virtual International Authority File Joint project of several national libraries, matching and linking their authority files and making them available on the Web