Technical Procedures Department

The Technical Procedures department is concerned with the purchase of resources and making them ready to use. Those tasks are done by The Acquisition unit and The Cataloging & Classification unit.


The Acquisition Unit

The main job of the Acquisition and Collection Development unit is to provide the Library with printed and electronic information resources of books, journals, and databases. The unit receives requests for new book or journal titles from colleges and educational departments, and then performs the needed administrative and financial procedures to acquire those titles. As soon as the requested materials arrive, the unit registers them and then directs them to the relevant Library department/unit - to be processed and ready to use by Library users:

  • Cataloging and Classification unit receives printed books, theses, and projects.
  • Reader and Collection Services department receives printed journals.
  • Information Services department receives access data of e-journals and databases.


The Cataloging and Classification Unit

The Cataloging and Classification unit performs the technical procedures to make information resources of books, references, theses, and projects ready for use. In doing so, the unit employs the latest techniques in cataloging and classification through using the "Library of Congress Subject Headings" to perform subject analysis of materials, and the "Library of Congress" rules to describe the physical details of resources. As for classification, the unit uses "Dewey Decimal Classification" to code and organize resources and allocate a call number. Finally, for the material to be ready for use, data is entered to the Library’s computerized system, so it is easy for the user to search and browse the Library collection of books, references, theses, and projects.