INF451 Application of Bibliographic Standards (8)


This subject focuses on the application of key bibliographic standards used by libraries and other information agencies.  In particular, it examines the standards most widely used in library cataloguing and classification, including Resource Description and Access, MARC 21, Library of Congress Subject Headings and Dewey Decimal Classification. Students are expected to demonstrate a basic, practical understanding of the use of these cataloguing tools across a range of information media and environments.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 1
OnlineSPACE, University of Hong Kong
OnlineWagga Wagga Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: INF451
Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Information Studies

Enrolment restrictions

Not available to students who have completed  INF102, INF216, INF328, INF411 or INF510.
Incompatible subject(s)
INF102 INF216 INF328 INF411 INF510

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to apply knowledge of key standards to create the basic elements of catalogue records
  • be able to demonstrate a broad and coherent understanding of the application of bibliographic standards to library catalogues and indexes; and
  • be able to critique the application of key bibliographic standards with reference to particular user contexts


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Bibliographic standards;
  • Descriptive cataloguing;
  • Machine readable cataloguing;
  • Subject indexing;
  • Bibliographic classification;
  • The future of cataloguing.


The information contained in the 2017 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 25 August 2017. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.