The HKUL has recently joined OCLC, one of the world's
largest library consortia and bibliographic utilities. From
now on, we will be contributing our new MARC (MAchine-Readable
Cataloging) records and adding the Libraries' holdings to
WorldCat database as well as making use of their records
for the purpose of resource sharing and cooperation.
The Cataloguing Department has been busy preparing for this
move. Chief Cataloguer Heung Wing-ngao and cataloguer Ruth
Wong as well as staff from other departments visited the libraries
of the Chinese University of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong University
of Science and Technology, both of which are OCLC members,
to study their cataloguing workflow. The Department is now
designing a new workflow to implement cataloguing on OCLC.
+ See a full report on the OCLC training.
Six Chinese and Western languages cataloguing staff from the
Chinese University of Hong Kong Library visited the Libraries
on 12 October. "