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Bibliography and Cataloguing

Phone: +420-221 663 302

E-mail: edita.lichtenbergova@nkp.cz
Address: National Library of the CR
Bibliography and Cataloguing
Klementinum 190
CZ 110 00 PRAGUE 1
CZECH REPUBLIC
Director: Mgr. Edita Lichtenbergová
Deputy: PhDr. Jaroslava Svobodová
1. Descriptive Cataloguing - PhDr. Jaroslava Svobodová (ext. 297)
2. National Subject Authorities and Subject Cataloguing - Mgr. Irena Pilíková (ext. 600)
3. Special Documents Cataloguing - Mgr. Kateřina Maříková (ext. 309)
4. National Name Authorities - PhDr. Petra Šťastná (ext. 547)
5. Union Catalogues - PhDr. Eva Svobodová (ext. 207)
6. Retrospective Conversion - Dominika Zvolská Dis. (ext.. 300)

Bibliography and Cataloguing

It is a unit on the level of a division, managed by a director.

The basic mission of the division is to effectively process the modern library collections. It serves as the National Bibliographic Agency and the CIP Agency. It is the centre of the Union Catalogue of the Czech Republic and an administrator of the National Authorities. It monitors and makes available the international standards for bibliography and cataloguing, and consequently, it creates and implements the unified cataloguing policy. It cooperates with libraries, institutions, and professional establishments in the Czech Republic as well as abroad, and is responsible for the NL participation in joint projects and for the observance of particular agreements. Within the scope of its professional competence it provides coordination, methodological, advisory and consultancy services, and authorized to do so are also the individual departments within the scope of their competence. It participates in research and development.

 

Descriptive Cataloguing

It is a unit on the level of a department, managed by a head.

It is responsible for descriptive cataloguing of the domestic and foreign production of books and some types of continuing resources of the 20th and 21st centuries acquired to the NL collections in accordance with the valid international / national standards. It is charged with descriptive and subject cataloguing of the domestic and foreign production of books and some types of continuing resources of the 19th century. It is a subadministrator of the database of books and serials within the NL electronic catalogue and the Czech National Bibliography. It works as the National CIP Agency (Cataloguing in Publication). It coordinates the projects of shared and cooperative cataloguing of Czech books. It is a coordination, methodological and consultation centre for the sphere of descriptive cataloguing and name authorities, and it participates in research and development activities. Included in this department is the Section for OPAC Administration, which provides operative re-cataloguing of requested uncatalogued NL collections (in Czech: REŽIFO) and coordinates particular activities related to the administration of the NL Catalogue database within the National Library.

 

National Subject Authorities and Subject Cataloguing

It is a unit on the level of a department, managed by a head.

It systematically builds up national subject authority files. It is responsible for subject cataloguing of domestic and foreign production of books and some types of continuing resources accessed into the NL collections in accordance with valid international / national standards. It is the administrator of the Czech National Subject Authority File within the Czech National Bibliography and the NL electronic catalogue. It is the administrator of subject access files of the NL electronic catalogue. It coordinates projects of shared and cooperative cataloguing of Czech books in the field of providing subject access. It serves as the National Agency for Translation and Access to the UDC classification system (UDC-MRF).

 

Special Documents Cataloguing

It is a unit on the level of a department, managed by a head.

It is responsible for both descriptive and subject cataloguing of special documents (electronic sources on physical carriers, graphic documents, cartographic documents, microdocuments, video and audio recordings) acquired to the NL collections according to valid international/ national standards. It is the administrator of the database of special documents in the NL electronic catalogue and the Czech National Bibliography.

 

National Name Authorities

It is a unit on the level of a department, managed by a head.

It systematically builds up files of national name authorities. It is an administrator of the National Name Authority database within the NL electronic catalogue and the Czech National Bibliography. It coordinates the cooperation of Czech libraries in building and using the National Name Authority Files. It is responsible for the content accuracy and uniformity of related access files to bibliographic records in the NKC database (NL online catalogue).

 

Union Catalogues

It is a unit on the level of a department, managed by a head.

It builds up and administers the national Union Catalogue of the Czech Republic; on the basis of valid rules it organizes cooperation of participants in CASLIN – Union Catalogue of the Czech Republic (hereinafter Union Catalogue). It organizes the acceptance of records of printed and special documents, catalogued on the level of monographs and serials, into the Union Catalogue, including their quality control and removal of duplicates. It provides the allocation of siglas (i.e. location marks) and administers their system. It administers a directory of libraries and information institutions in the Czech Republic and provides access to it.

 

Retrospective Conversion
It is a unit on the level of a department, managed by a head.
It coordinates and technically supports retrospective conversion of catalogues of both the NL and other Czech libraries, including a professional guarantee of the PLIS 5 Subprogramme.- RETROKON (PLIS – Public Library and Information Services). It participates in research and development within the scope of its competence.

Edita Lichtenbergová