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Cataloging Resources

MARC Information

Understanding MARC Bibliographic: Machine-Readable Cataloging
Exchange Formats (British Library)
MARC Specialized Tools



MARC Formats and Standards
MARC Advisory Committee Proposals
MARC Standards : MARC 21 Formats (MARC concise format, MARC field lists, MARC code lists) Bibliographic Framework Transition Initiative (Library of Congress move away from MARC)



UNIMARC Manual : Bibliographic Format 1994 (IFLA Universal Bibliographic Control and International MARC Core Programme - UBCIM)
UNIMARC Manual – Authorities Format 2001 (Concise version)


Classification and Shelflisting



Four Major Classification Schemes (introduction to LCC, DDC, UDC, and CC)
MARC Format for Classification Data
OCLC’s Classify (Experimental classification service)


Library of Congress

LCC Outline from LC (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader or WordPerfect 8)
Subject Cataloging Manual: Classification
LC Filing Rules
LC Shelflisting
LC Cutter Tables (MIT Libraries) LC P Class Cutters (MIT Libraries)
Call Number Shelflisting (Wesleyan University)
Shelflisting Introduction (Yale University)
The Cataloging Calculator



U.S. Government Printing Office (G.P.O.) Superintendent of Documents Number

SuDoc Classification Manual
SuDoc Classification System Explanation


National Library of Medicine

NLM Classification Fact Sheet


Dewey Decimal Classification

Dewey Decimal Classification Home Page (OCLC)


Universal Decimal Classification

About Universal Decimal Classification (UDC Consortium)


Foreign Languages and Scripts


Language Information for Catalogers

Belles Lettres Cataloging Handbook(Stanford)
iLoveLanguages (Includes links to spoken, written, signed, or invented languages as well as a listing of translating dictionaries)
Ethnologue, Languages of the World (Searchable database of language resources from SIL, Summer Institute of Linguistics)
VoyCabulary (Online dictionary and thesaurus web linking lookup reference tool)



Babel Fish Translation 
Google's Language Tools


EAD (Encoded Archival Description)
MODS (Metadata Object Description Schema)
TEI (Text Encoding Initiative)
Metadata Resources (Steven J. Miller)


Other Metadata Resources 

The Warwick Metadata Workshop: a Framework for the Deployment of Resource Description (Metadata for networked information resources)
Digital Libraries: Metadata Resources (IFLANET)
UKOLN Metadata


Dublin Core

Dublin Core Metadata Initiative
DCMI Workshop Series
UKOLN Metadata Resources: Dublin Core


Library Catalogs

Libdex (Worldwide directory of library homepages, web-based OPACs, Friends of the Library pages, and library e-commerce affiliate links)
Library of Congress Online Catalog
Library of Congress WWW/Z39.50 Gateway
State Libraries 
National Libraries of the World
Amicus (National Catalogue of Canada)
Western European Library Catalogs on the Internet




Online Computer Library Center (OCLC)

OCLC's support page
OCLC Technical Bulletins
When to Input a New Record
Participating Institutions search
Bibliographic Formats and Standards
Authorities: Format and Indexes from OCLC
OCLC Products and Services


Cataloger's Desktop/Classification Plus

LC Cataloging Distribution Service


Discussion Lists, Blogs, Newsletters

AUTOCAT (subscription)
AUTOCAT (public)
Next Generation Catalogs for Libraries
Cataloging Futures
Coyle’s InFormation
Outgoing: Library Metadata Techniques & Trends
ALCTS (Association for Library Collections and Technical Services) Newsletter