Category Archives: Cataloging

Basics of Cataloging – 1 TLEU

library catalog drawerHave you ever been curious of how library resources are cataloged or why records display in an OPAC the way they do? Wondered what catalogers and technical services staff do all day and was afraid to ask? Here is your chance to learn more about how an essential function of the library happens with this informative, friendly presentation by experienced cataloger and technical services librarian Jill Sherman. Topics covered will be Library of Congress subject headings, classification and other tools used to create the records that build the foundation of a library catalog.

Date Recorded: 8/26/20

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: Jill Sherman /  Data Analytics and Technical Services Librarian, Sullivan University (Louisville, Kentucky)


Descriptive Cataloging for Books and DVDs: What is the Title? – 1 TLEU


image of book with magnifying glassDo you want to understand what current cataloging instructions say about recording titles and variant titles of books and motion pictures (DVDs)? Do you find the title page, cover title, or title screen confusing? It can be difficult to identify the elements of the title, the title proper, part of title, or parallel title– you are not alone! Two experienced catalogers and cataloging trainers will guide you in distinguishing the title and title variants for the catalog record. They will share a variety of confusing book and DVD titles, with best cataloging practices. They will also share some best practices for adapting records to your local catalog! An understanding of MARC is required. Examples will be given in MARC and OPAC views. Some understanding of RDA instructions would be helpful for attendees, but is not required. This presentation is geared mainly to public library catalogers, but all catalogers are welcome. Cataloging examples will also be shared separately.

Date Recorded: 12/13/17

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenters: Andrea Morrison and Thomas Whittaker / Indiana University, Bloomington