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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Process library material 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
123555  Process library material 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Library and Information Studies 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 04 - Communication Studies and Language Information Studies 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This Unit Standard will prepare the learner to process library material in support of library and information service agencies in South Africa.

The qualifying learner will be capable of:
  • Processing newly received items for circulation.
  • Generating and applying institution identifiers.
  • Mending and preparing library materials for binding. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that a learner will be competent in:
  • Communication at NQF level 3 or equivalent.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF level 3 or equivalent. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Process newly received items for circulation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Newly received items are checked against the order record/invoice in accordance with organisational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Order record/invoice is referred to relevant section after confirmation in terms of organisational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Incorrect items are identified and noted according to library policy and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Newly received items are prepared physically according to organisational processes and procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Generate and apply institution identifiers. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Relevant institution identifiers are described in terms of organisational strategy. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Identifiers includes, but is not limited to: barcodes, spine labels, book plates and security detection tapes.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Institution identifiers are generated using appropriate equipment. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Equipment includes, but is not limited to: barcode printer, spine-label printer, computer hardware/software and typewriter.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Property identifiers are placed on correct sections of the library material according to library policy and procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Physical protection devices are placed onto the library material. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Protection devices includes, but is not limited to: plastic covers, plastic jackets, Compact Disc covers and dust covers.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Security devices are placed in library material according to library policy and procedure. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Security devices include, but is not limited to: magnetic strips and radio frequency strips.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Library materials are sensitised for security against theft in order to be shelf ready in accordance with library requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Mend and prepare library materials for binding. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Library materials in need of repair are identified and retrieved following library procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Identified repairs are undertaken according to organisational processes and procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Repairs includes, but is not limited to: torn pages are mended, spines Reinforced and CDs are cleaned.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Library materials in need of binding are identified and prepared following organisational procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Materials in need of binding includes, but is not limited to: periodicals, Books and original documents.
     


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this Unit Standard must be accredited by the relevant ETQA.
  • External Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA at its discretion.
  • The accredited Training Provider will oversee internal moderation of assessment.
  • Internal and external moderation should encompass achievement of the integrated competence described in this Unit Standard. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Library policy and procedures.
  • Library materials acquisition procedures and processes.
  • Library security strategy.
  • Institutional identifiers. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems associated with processing library material using responsible decision-making and creative thinking. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a work team to provide Library and Information support services. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively at the Library and Information Services workplace. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using appropriate modes of oral and/or written persuasion in the provision of Library and Information support services. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world, as a set of related systems by recognising that problem solving occurs in a variety of contexts. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  50520   Further Education and Training Certificate: Library Practice  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  ETDP SETA 
    Core  58624   National Certificate: Library and Information Services  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2015-03-13  ETDP SETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
    NONE 



    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.