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Knowledge Organization and Metadata Services: Special Formats and Helpful Resources

Outlines the mission and responsibilities of the department and provides access to the tools used to accomplish this work.

Special Formats

Helpful resources

  • Differences Between, Changes Within: Guidelines on When to Create a New Record: Published by the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) in 2004 and revised in 2007,  this resource provides guidelines to determine if a resource is represented by an existing bibliographic record or if it a new work needing a new bibliographic record.  Originally written to support cataloging using AACR2, this resource may be useful when working with RDA.
  • Online Audiovisual Catalogers (OLAC): An organization of librarians concerned with cataloging all nonprint resources in digital and tangible formats, including sound recordings, graphic materials, maps and websites.