International Journal of
Library and Information Science

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Lib. Inf. Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2537
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJLIS
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 246

Article in Press

Critical Issues in Cataloguing and Classifying Arabic Books: A Case Study

Abdrahman Atanda MOUSTAPHA and Raihanat AHMAD

  •  Received: 23 January 2021
  •  Accepted: 20 April 2021
Cataloguing of Arabic materials in the library has posed great challenges for librarians especially the cataloguers who defines the access factors to facilitate easy retrieval. The main hassle in cataloging Arabic books is identifying the part of a set of nouns and adjectives for the main entry selection. Usually, in an Arabic name, the name of his father or ancestors may be included with some adjective or one which suggests the area of birth. Cataloguers also face different issues with cataloging Arabic books in terms of the duration of the writer's name, the reversal of the call, the authors with different names, and the pronunciation of the names except, cataloguers may additionally face a hassle with e-book titles, prolonged titles, one-of-a-kind titles for the identical article, titles that don't represent the content material, and literary titles are not unusual problems in cataloging Arabic books. These challenges are to be addressed to make certain the uniformity and credibility of information in cataloging Arabic books. In reality, this paper intends to discuss and share the troubles of cataloging Arabic non-public names and titles of Arabic books as confronted via the cataloguers of the Kwara State University library. We wish that this effort will contribute to developing tips and requirements designed for Kwara State University Library, Nigeria, and to enhance the change of Islamic Statistics and Information within the Islamic globe.

Keywords: Arabic books, Arabic private names, Arabic text, Cataloguing, phonetics