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Knowledge Organization and Metadata Services

Provides summary and links to the basic tools used for describing and organizing library resources


  • RDA Toolkit:  RDA (Resource, Description and Access) is the input standard used to describe a resource.  Login and password required for access
  • MARC 21 Standards (Library of Congress): The Library of Congress website that provides links to the Bibliographic, Authoritative and Holdings MARC metadata schema standards in addition to links related to other metadata schemas
  • OCLC Bibliographic Formats and Standards: OCLC website that provides the same machine-readable standards as the Library of Congress MARC Standards, with specific emphasis on the application of the standards in the OCLC database