Cataloging & Shelf Ready Services

Accurate and high-quality catalogs are an essential component of a modern library’s operations. Naseej provides a comprehensive package of shelf-ready services, in accordance with the latest international standards for cataloging and technical processing. Our full-time, highly skilled librarians process spine labels, security and RIFD tags, and update item records in the automated library system.

With more than 30 years of experience in library automation, including cataloging and classification services in all types of libraries throughout the Arab world, Naseej is a reliable partner for all your technical processing needs. Our services include:




Cataloging During Acquisition

Naseej provides cataloging services in the form of MARC records for your purchased collection and in coordination with your book acquisition supplier.




Shelf-Ready Services

In addition to providing MARC records for your newly acquired collection, Naseej can make these collections shelf-ready with security tag insertion, spin labeling, library stamps, book cover jacks, item creation, and much more.




Retrospective Cataloging

Whether your collection is cataloged on a card catalog or on software, or even if it is not cataloged at all, Naseej will convert it into a standard-based catalog compliant with MARC and other international standards.



Quality Control

Whether Naseej provides quality control services for your library catalog, its cataloging experts will review your database and suggest, as well as implement, changes that ensure your catalog conforms with internationally recognized practices. Naseej can also help your library convert from one classification schema to another (for example, from Dewey to Library of Congress, or LC).

  • Naseej follows strict international standards in its technical processing services, with localization services adopted by major libraries in the region. These standards include:

    • AACR Anglo American Cataloging Rules.
    • ISBD International Standards of Book Description.
    • MARC21 and UniMARC.
    • Library of Congress subject heading and other Arabic subject heading lists.
    • Library of Congress classification schema, as well as Dewey classification versions.

    Naseej provides subscriptions to online cataloging services such as:

      • The Arabic Union Catalog
      • WorldCat from OCLC

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