ACT Heritage Library Manuscript Collection

HMSS 0059 ACT Cataloguers' Group of ALIA Records

Scope and Content Notes

Call Number

HMSS 0059


ACT Cataloguers' Group of ALIA Records

Date Range



0.09 m (1 manuscript box)

Access Conditions

Available for reference

Copy Conditions

For research and study only, not for publication

Related Collections

HMSS 0137 Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) ACT Branch

The ACT Cataloguers’ Group of Australian Library and Information Association was a special interest group, the purpose of which was to provide continuing education for cataloguers in Canberra and District. It usually held seminars two or three times a year, and also invited speakers to general meetings.

The group flourished during the 1980s when computer technology was beginning to affect library processes, and new cataloguing standards were being introduced.  The group ceased operation in about 1991.

Most of the records held relate directly to the organisation of professional development workshops, courses and seminars.

Workshops and seminars organised by ACT Cataloguers' Group 1979 - 1990 (List compiled from information in this collection)

Title Date

Library Association of Australia Cataloguing Seminar

31 August 1979

Authority Seminar

December 1980

MARC Format Seminar

April 1981

Planning for Implementing AACR2

18 July 1980

Issues in Cataloguing

29 April 1982

Geographic Subject Headings

13 July 1982

Seminar on Non-book Materials

4 May 1983

Cataloguing in Small and Special Libraries

28 July 1983

Whither LCSH?

13 March 1984

Cataloguing and New Technology

23 May 1984

Catalogue from the User’s Viewpoint

26 July 1984

Biennial National Cataloguing Seminar

11-12 October 1985

A Short Course in Indexing with the Australian Society of Indexers

4-6 April 1986

Machine Readable Cataloguing (MARC)

24 September 1986

Subject Access and Database Building

19 November 1986

Serials Cataloguing Workshop

24 June 1987

Moving On; Career Development in Information

3 April 1987

Library of Congress Subject Headings

27 July 1987

Authority Control Seminar

24 February 1988

Control of Ephemera Seminar

July 1988

The Crisis in Cataloguing; Educating, Training and Recruiting Cataloguers for the Nineties

3 August 1989

Automated Cataloguing Systems in Canberra Libraries

10 April 1990

How’s Your System? Seminar

June 1991

The records of the Australian Library and Information Association and its predecessor bodies in relation to its national and peak body functions are held at the National Library of Australia MS 7447 Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) .

Box List

Box No. Description Qty Date Range


Minutes and agendas of monthly and annual general meetings

1 File

1980 – 1990


Treasurer's Papers

Includes financial statements prepared for annual general meetings, statements prepared following seminars, and some correspondence

1 File

1980 – 1990


Library Association of Australia. Bookkeeping Guidelines

1 Booklet Ca. 1980


Correspondence in and out

1 File




List of financial members

1 File



Seminars and Workshops

Seminar agendas

1 File

1982 – 1990