The Cataloging Department is responsible for the creation, the maintenance, the indexing, and the integrity of the Karrmann Library Catalog. The library catalog provides access to the holdings of the library such as books, titles of periodicals, microforms, audio-visual materials, musical recordings, government documents, and computer materials such as CD-ROMs. The library catalog, via bibliographic records, will provide the following information to the patron:
The assigning of subject headings enables the patron to locate library materials by a subject search. The assigning of a classification number will draw like materials together on the shelf thus permitting the patron to browse the shelves in a particular classification number.
If you are searching the library catalog, and you find a mispelling or something questionable in a bibliographic record please notify the librarian who is working at the Reference Desk and they will forward the information to Jessica Donahoe.
Academic school year - 7:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Summer break period - 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Jessica Donahoe - Cataloging Coordinator
Beth Vaassen - Library Assistant Advanced
The students are responsible for the physical processing of library materials, alphabetizing and filing shelflist cards into the shelflist catalog, mending and repair of library materials and the physical withdrawal of library materials from the collection. Students also work on miscellaneous projects as they are assigned.
The Cataloging Department generally has two student workers during the academic year, and one student worker during the summer session. The department also has a special projects student worker.
Library of Congress Resources
Library of Congress Cataloging Page
Library of Congress Page
USMARC code lists from OCLC
OCLC's Bibliographic Formats and Standards
OCLC Technical Bulletins
Duplicate record form for OCLC
Change request form for OCLC
Special Libraries Cataloging
North American Serials Interests Group
Wisconsin Library Association
Wisconsin Association of Academic Librarians
Expanded Definition of USMARC Leader/06: Type of Record
OCLC Technical Bulletin #212 (Format Integration)
CATALOGING INTERNET RESOURCES
InterCat (resource for cataloging electronic resources)
Cataloging Electronic Resources: A Manual and Practical Guide
Development of CONSER Cataloging Policies for Remote Access Computer File Serials
Field 856 guidelines
Cataloger's Reference Shelf
Technical Services Unlimited
Formerly known as The Top 200 Technical Services Benefits of Home Page Development
OCLC Technical Bulletins
Subject Headings Weekly Lists
If you have questions, concerns, suggestions, or should happen to discover one of the links above is not connecting to the site please contact Jessica Donahoe.