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Technical Services Resources Directory

Updated and revised by Amy Eklund and Linh Uong, Dec. 2010. All resources are HTML unless otherwise noted.

Table of contents:

Acquisitions
ALCTS (Association for Library Collections and Technical Services)
Authorities
Blogs
Cataloging
General
Call Numbers & Classification
Formats
Audio-Visual
Electronic Resource
Map
Music
Serial, see Serials
FRBR (Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Data)
RDA (Resource Description and Access)
COMO Presentations

Conservation & Preservation
Conservation
Preservation
General
Glossaries & Dictionaries
Library of Congress
Mailing Lists
MARC Standards
Metadata
OCLC
Recommended Reading
Serials
Training

 

ACQUISITIONS
Acqweb
Colby College LibTech

ALCTS (Association for Library Collections and Technical Services)
ALCTS Website
ALCTS Council of Regional Groups (CRG) Wiki

AUTHORITIES
AMICUS Services (National Library of Canada)
Authorities: Formats and Indexes (OCLC)
Authorities Reference Card (OCLC) [.pdf]
Library of Congress Authorities
NACO (Name Authority Cooperative Program of the PCC)
SACO (Subject Authority Cooperative Program of the PCC)

BLOGS
Catalogablog
Cataloging Futures blog
Planet Cataloging

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CATALOGING
GENERAL
Cataloger's Reference Shelf (The Library Corporation)
Cataloging Oasis (MIT Libraries)
Cataloguer's Toolbox (Memorial University of Newfoundland)
Internet Library for Librarians - Cataloging (InfoWorks Technology Co.)
Technical Processing Online Tools (University of California, San Diego)

CALL NUMBERS & CLASSIFICATION
Cataloging Calculator
Dewey Cutter Program (OCLC free software)
Dewey Decimal Classification
Dewey Decimal Classification Summaries [.pdf]
GPO Classification Manual
LC Classification Outline
LC Cutter Tables
Library of Congress Subject Headings, Structure & Application

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FORMATS
AUDIO-VISUAL
All Music Guide
Authority Tools for Audio-Visual Catalogers (OLAC)
Guide to Cataloging DVDs and Blu-ray Discs [.pdf]
IASA Cataloging Rules
Internet Movie Database

ELECTRONIC RESOURCE
Cataloging Electronic Resources: OCLC-MARC Coding Guidelines
Cataloging-Organizing Internet Resources (Infoworks Company)

MAP
GEONet Names Server (National Imagery and Mapping Agency)
Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) (USGS)
Map Cataloging (Oregon State University)
Map Cataloging Manual (The Library Corporation)

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MUSIC
033 Codes (New York University)
Dating LPs (University of Missouri- Kansas City)
Handbook of Examples for Use in Records Created by the NACO-Music Project (Yale University)
MLA Clearinghouse
Music Cataloging at Yale (Yale University)
Music Publishers' Association of the United States
Principles of Music Uniform Titles (Matthew Wise)
Reference Works Used for Music Cataloging (Lois Kuyper-Rushing)
Sheet Music Cataloging Guidelines (Duke Univ.)
Sources for Authority Control Work in Cataloging Popular Music (Indiana Univ.)
Thematic Indexes Used by the Library of Congress for Formulating Uniform Titles for Music (Lois Kuyper-Rushing)
Types of Compositions For Use in Uniform Titles : A Manual for Use With AACR2 Chapter 25

SERIAL see SERIALS

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FRBR (Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Data)
FRBR: Things you should know, but were afraid to ask (Barbara Tillett, webcast from Library of Congress, 2009)
IFLA - Functional Requirements of Bibliographic Records
Maxwell, Robert. FRBR : A guide for the perplexed. American Library Association, 2008. (ISBN 0838909507)
What is FRBR? A conceptual model for the bibliographic universe (Barbara Tillett, 2004) [.pdf]

RDA (Resource Description and Access)
Cataloging Principles and RDA(Barbara Tillett, webcast from Library of Congress, 2008)
Changes from AACR2 to RDA: A Comparison of Examples [.pdf]
JSC for the Development of RDA
LC: In Preparation for RDA
Library of Congress Documentation for the RDA Test: Examples for RDA - Compared to AACR2
Major RDA Changes From AACR2 By MARC Field (SLC)
Oliver, Chris. Introducing RDA: A Guide to the Basics. Chicago : American Library Association, 2010.  (ISBN 9780838935941)
RDA Cataloger Scenarios
RDA Changes from AACR2 for Texts (Barbara Tillett)
RDA Examples (University of Chicago Catalogers) [.pdf]
RDA in MARC  
RDA Toolkit (requires authentication)
RDA Train-the-Trainer Webcasts
Resource Description and Access: Background / Overview (Barbara Tillett, webcast from Library of Congress, 2008)

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COMO Presentations
http://www.slideshare.net/GLA_TSIG

CONSERVATION & PRESERVATION
CONSERVATION
Cool (Conservation Online)
Conservation Resources at Getty
Carolina Digital Library and Archives

PRESERVATION
Library of Congress Preservation
NCPTT: Clearinghouse Preservation Internet Resources
Solinet Preservation

GENERAL
Libdex - the Library and Library Catalogs Index (Peter Scott)
LIBWEB - Library Servers via WWW
Library and Archives Canada
Library and Information Science Resources on the Web
United States Copyright Office

GLOSSARIES & DICTIONARIES
Babel Fish (Alta Vista's online translator)
Glossary of Bibliographic Information by Language (Memorial University Libraries, Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada)
Language Dictionaries and Translators (Word2Word)
ODLIS: Online Dictionary of Library and Information Science

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LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
Cataloging and Acquisitions Home (Home page of the Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate)
Command Keyword: Complete Indexes
Command Keyword: Selected Indexes
LC Cataloging Newsline
Library of Congress Online Catalog
Library of Congress Working Group on the Future of Bibliographic Control

MAILING LISTS
AcqNet-L  Acquisitions Librarians electronic network
AUTOCAT  International (but primarily North American) cataloging discussion list
G2CAT  For University System of Georgia technical services staff
OCLC-CAT  Forum for users of OCLC cataloging and metadata services
OLAC-L  Discuss audiovisual cataloging and the activities of OnLine Audiovisual Catalogers
Metadatalibrarians  Discuss issues central to metadata and digital libraries
NGC4Lib  Discuss issues surrounding the idea of "'next generation" library catalogs
PINES-CAT  For Georgia PINES technical services staff
RDA-L  Informal discussion on RDA: Resource Description and Access
SERIALST  Serials in libraries discussion forum

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MARC STANDARDS
MARC 21 Format for Bibliographic Data
MARC 21 Format for Authority Data
MARC 21 Format for Holdings Data
MARC 21 Format for Classification Data
MARC Code Lists for Countries
MARC Code List for Geographic Areas
MARC Code List for Languages
MARC Code List for Organizations
New Chinese Romanization Guidelines

METADATA
Cataloging and metadata services (OCLC)
Metadata in the Oxford Digital Library

OCLC
Bibliographic Formats and Standards
Cataloging Service User Guide
Concise Input Standards Tables
Connexion
Connexion: Searching WorldCat Quick Reference
Digital Collection Services
Online Computer Library Center, Inc.
Participating Institutions Search
Product Services Web Reference Card
Support/Technical Bulletins List

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RECOMMENDED READING
Resource Description and Access (RDA): Cataloging Rules for the 20th Century
D-Lib Magazine, January/February 2007, Karen Coyle and Diane Hillmann

Joint Steering Committee for Revision of Anglo American Cataloging Rules: RDA: Resource Description and Access

The Peloponnesian War and the Future of Reference, Cataloging, and Scholarship in Research Libraries, June 13, 2007, Thomas Mann, Library of Congress [.pdf]

What is Going on at the Library of Congress?, June 19, 2006, Thomas Mann, Library of Congress [.pdf]

The Changing Nature of the Catalog and Its Integration with Other Discovery Tools. Final Report. March 17, 2006. Prepared for the Library of Congress by Karen Calhoun : A Critical Review, April 3, 2006, Thomas Mann, Library of Congress [.pdf]

The Changing Nature of the Catalog and its Integration with Other Discovery Tools March 17, 2006, Karen Calhoun, Cornell University Library [.pdf]

SERIALS
CONSER (Cooperative Online Serials program of the PCC)
Newspaper Genre List (United States Newspaper Program- USNP)
Serials in Cyberspace: Collections, Resources, and Services
Tools for Serials Catalogers (Ann Ercelawn)
Ulrichs Web (requires authentication)

TRAINING
SOLINET Workshops

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