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Salman Haider
Salman Haider (born June 1, 1977, Lucknow, India)
About Salman Haider

Salman Haider is an award-winning Cataloging & Metadata Librarian, Blogger, and Online Social Media Expert. He is a contributor to articles on Library and Information Science in Encyclop√¶dia Britannica and Wikipedia. Coming from a Computer Science background, Salman has functional expertise in Resource Description and Access (RDA), AACR2, MARC-21, Library of Congress Classification (LCC), and Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH), and other areas of Library and Information Science. 

Salman Haider is a passionate blogger and writer on Library and Information Science. He is the creator of eight websites and Blogs on Library and Information Science. He has created RDA BlogLibrarianship Studies & Information Technology BlogRDA BibliographyRDA Cataloging: Special Topics & Materials BlogInformation Access Through The Subject, Cataloging Metadata, and his personal blog Salman Haider  to help himself in his professional responsibilities of cataloging of documents in various formats and keeping abreast with latest developments on Resource Description & Access (RDA), library cataloging, librarianship & information technology, and library & knowledge organization and management. Salman Haider has written two books and published four articles.

Salman Haider Graduated in Science (B.Sc.) with Computer Science, Mathematics, and Statistics from Lucknow University and completed his Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) from Aligarh Muslim University with a First Class securing IInd Rank and the prestigious P.N. Kaula - S. Bashiruddin Gold Medal. He also achieved the Under Graduate Merit Scholarship and the Post Graduate Merit Scholarship in B.L.I.S. and M.L.I.S. respectively for meritorious academic performance.

Few people dream of becoming librarians when they are little, and he was one of the ones who did. He has the experience of working in some of the biggest, finest, and modern libraries on very responsible positions. Prior to his present job as Librarian (Cataloging), he worked at the Indian School of Business Library (Hyderabad), National Library of India (Kolkata), and Central Reference Library (Kolkata).

As a person, Salman loves, lives, eat, drink, and sleep Library and Information Sciences. He has devoted his entire life to the field. He is working with a vision of creating a platform of knowledge which is like the Encyclopedia BritannicaThe Huffington Post, the Khan Academy, and more closely like the Encyclopedia of Library and Information Sciences; an authoritative source for consultation and reference for any library or information profession related issue and a treasure hub of knowledge on Library and Information Science, which is open and free for all the library professionals worldwide.


  • About Salman Haider
  • Job Description
  • Citations, Reference & Acknowledgements
  • OCLC WorldCat
  • Library of Congress Classification (LCC)
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH)
  • Blogs on Library and Information Science
  • Links
  • Authority Control
  • Endorsements on LinkedIn
  • Photo Gallery

Job Description
  • Cataloging South Asian materials in all formats and all subjects with RDA (Resource Description and Access), LC-PCC PS, and MARC-21; previously with AACR2, Library of Congress Rules Interpretations, and MARC-21. Creating bibliographic and authority records using Ex Libris Voyager and OCLC Connexion software. 
  • Subject cataloging of titles in accordance with the Library of Congress Classification Scheme (LCC) and Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH). Assigning existing subject headings and classification numbers to new titles. Proposing new LCSH subject headings and LCC classification numbers to be added to official LCSH and LCC schedules.
Citations, Reference & Acknowledgements 
OCLC WorldCat
  • Lists of Monographs, Serials, DVDs, etc. cataloged by Salman Haider  in WorldCat database of OCLC. Note: WorldCat is the world's largest network of library content and services. It is also the world's largest library catalog. WorldCat libraries are dedicated to providing access to their resources on the Web, where most people start their search for information.
  • Salman Haider is contributing to WorldCat since 2005. He started creating and maintaining lists of items cataloged by him since 2014. There are around 15000 items in various formats (books, serials, DVD, CD-ROM, sound recordings, microfilm, microfiche etc.) in the WorldCat database of OCLC cataloged by him. Salman Haider catalogs around 1500 items in a year which then appear in OCLC WorldCat. This includes descriptive cataloging, authority control, as well as subject cataloging.
Library of Congress Classification (LCC)
  • Salman Haider has created many proposals for new classification numbers which were accepted and became part of LCC.
Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH)
  • Salman Haider has created many proposals for new subject headings which were accepted and became part of LCSH.
Blogs on Library and Information Science
Important Links
Endorsements on LinkedIn
  • Prema Desai, Cataloger - Trainer at Milner Library, Illinois State University, Illinois, United States - Salman is an excellent co-worker and a meticulous descriptive and subject cataloger in the areas of Social sciences, Langauge and literature, History and civilization, Religion and philosophy. He has amazing computer skills and is always eager to know the latest in this field and its application to library science.
  • Dr. Saiful Amin, Visiting Scientist at Documentation Research and Training Centre, Indian Statistical Institute, Bangalore, India - Salman was perhaps the most dedicated student demonstrated through his work at AMU. Salman is a perfectionist, knowledgeable, detail oriented and well organized. He's highly motivated, dedicated and a great team player. I strongly recommend for any research-oriented work needing high concentration. 
  • Shagufta Parveen, Librarian, India - Salman was a very intelligent, keen and laborious at that time, and I am dead sure he is having all these qualities today also. He was the favorite student of many of the professors.
Photo Gallery