Cataloging and Classification/Links
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Essential Cataloging Links
- Library of Congress Authorities is a searchable database of LC's Subject, Name (personal, corporate, and geographic), and Title Authority Records. This is the place to find the authorized versions of names and scope notes for subjects.
- Library of Congress Cutter Table for LC cutters, not to be confused with...
- OCLC's Dewey Cutter Program, for both Cutter and Cutter-Sanborn four-figure tables. The download is free, but is only available for Windows computers. It can be run on Linux with the Wine Windows Emulator.
- OCLC Bibliographic Formats and Standards includes a number of standards, most importantly about the usage of each MARC field. Never heard of a 258 field? Want to know what 1st indicator 3 in a 100 field means? Want to see an example 300? Look no further
- Input Standards for Fixed-Field Elements and 006 Not sure what to do with digit 20 in a 008 field? Not sure what a DtSt is, and what its possible values mean?This is the place to find out.
- Ending Punctuation for Variable Fields You're at the end of a 246, and you're not sure whether to end with a period, a dash, and exclamation point... This handy reference won't necessarily explain the reasons behind a particular punctuation, but will tell you which to use.
- AUTOCAT is the ultimate cataloging listserv. It's very active; if you have a question about cataloging, it's almost certainly either answered in the list's archives, or answerable by one of the experienced catalogers on the list.
- Source of Title Note for Internet Resources For anyone cataloging web pages, this is the definitive guide to establishing title information for Internet resources.
- Map and Atlas Cataloging from Cooperative Computer Services, a Chicago-area consortium
Materials for children
- ALA-LC Romanization Tables The definitive tables to use for cataloging materials in non-Latin scripts.
- Library of Congress Transliteration Tables for Cyrillic Alphabets Specifically for Slavic catalogers. The LC tables with some added features: divergences from Russian transliteration are clearly marked, and helpful references are added.
- Monograph Cataloging [in] RDA by J. McRee (Mac) Elrod