Purpose – To share the experiences and challenges faced by the researchers in building standardized tools for subject cataloging work.
Design/methodology/approach – This research used analyzing literature, observation, statistics methods to figure out the cataloging principles and methods and settings as well as integrating subject headings. Besides, personal interviews method is also help to find out the advantages and disadvantages of building subject cataloging tools.
Findings – Presentating methods and steps carried out to build the Vietnamese subject cataloging tools. At the same time, given the results achieved as well as provides solutions to improve the quality of this tool.
Originality/value – This is the first research which implement building adequately subject cataloging tools for the Vietnam National University Hochiminh City library system. These includes Vietnamese subject headings and subject cataloging manual.
Prof. Dr. Bilal BİLGİN