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Indian Journal of Library and Information Science

Volume  7, Issue 2, May-Aug 2013, Pages 145-150


Original Article

Applied Linguistics View of Cataloguing and Classification Library Books
Joseph O Omoniyi, Olorunfemi, Doreen Yemisi
*Senior Lecturer, Department of Library and Information Science, Umaru Musa Yar’Adua University, Katsina, Nigeria, **&*** Librarian, Adekunle Ajasin University Library, Akungba-Akoko, Nigeria.
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This study examined language skills in the context of library books cataloguing and classification and discovered a synergy between reading skills and cataloguing/classification process. Librarians will overcome the peculiar problem of assigning wrong subject heading(s) and class marks to library books only if they are equipped with literal, inferential, evaluative and creative reading comprehension skills. Librarians must understand the morph syntactic, semantic and pragmatic features in the texts that they are to catalogue. This linguistic knowledge and application require exposing students of Library Science to Applied Librarianship Pedagogy. 

Keywords: Language skills; Reading comprehension skills; Cataloguing and classification; Linguistic features; Applied librarianship. 

Corresponding Author : Joseph O Omoniyi