Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa
Te Rau Herenga O Aotearoa


CatSIG promotes an understanding of information storage and retrieval in libraries and information centres and  provides a forum for:

  • The exchange of information

  • Sharing of ideas and support in efforts to create and maintain quality catalogues and other databases

  • The encouragement and support for continuing professional development through seminars, workshops, and sessions at conference

  • Supporting the development of international cataloguing standards, in particular Resource Description and Access (RDA)

Information for members

Members receive three issues of the newsletter, Catapult, per annum (Catapult is also archived on the DescribeNZ wiki); there is an electronic discussion group Cat-SIG, and other information is published in Library Life and on these pages.


Membership costs $11.50 inc GST per year for LIANZA members. 

To join CatSIG please get in touch with the LIANZA office

CatSIG Terms of Reference 2016-2019

Cataloguing Special Interest Group

Access to the recording from the CatSIG Professional Development Day

If you missed out, the recording of the CatSIG Professional Development Day is available to be purchased from LIANZA.

CatSIG Professional Development Day

CatSIG is hosting our second Professional Development Day for Cataloguers on the 16th August at the National Library in Wellington, and we’d love you to join us! This year we’re also trying something new and will be livestreaming the day so if you can’t physicall

3R Sneak Peak: An Early Look at the RDA Toolkit Redesign Webinar

The RDA Toolkit, a critical tool for resource description, is undergoing a major redesign and redevelopment, due to be released in June 2018. This webinar is an important opportunity to catch a glimpse of the new look Toolkit's structure and functionality.

Presentations from CatSIG's Professional Development Day Now Available

CatSIG held a professional development day for cataloguers on the 16th October 2016.

Recording of Kevin Ford's talk at the National Library now available

CatSIG and the National Library of New Zealand hosted Kevin Ford, Senior Consultant at AVPreserve, on Monday 15th February 2016, where he delivered a reprise of his keynote from VALA16 entitled “There's An Ambiguous Road Sign that Reads 'bibframe'*

Maurice Dance Summary Report

The "Maurice Dance : a Kiwi Jane-athon" was inspired by the Jane-athons presented by ALA Publishing and the RDA development team, run by National Library of New Zealand cataloguers in cooperation with CatSIG and The MARC of Quality (TMQ). Goals of the workshop were:

CatSIG Survey 2015 : Summary of Results

Earlier in the Autumn the CatSIG Committee invited you to complete a survey, to help us in our plans for training, networking, and such like.

Many thanks to all our respondents, and may we present to you our summary of the results!

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