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Art & Architecture Thesaurus Online


Bibliographic Formats and Standards (OCLC)

A guide to machine-readable cataloging records in WorldCat (the OCLC Online Union Catalog). It provides tagging conventions, input standards and guidelines for entering information into WorldCat.

Bookbinding and the Conservation of books: A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology


Cataloger's Desktop


Cataloger's Desktop: A Comparison of Versions CD 3.0 and CD 4.0 (2014) (PDF)

A tutorial created and maintained by Anna M. Ferris.

Cataloger's Desktop 3.0: Tools and Functionality (PDF)

Course manual prepared by Joan Weeks, a Senior Instructor for LC's Cooperative and Instructional programs Division, used in support of workshops given at the 2010 ALA Annual meeting in Washington.

Classification Web


Classification Web: A Basic Introduction (PDF)

A tutorial created and maintained by Anna M. Ferris.

Connexion Client documentation


Connexion client macros (OCLC)


Geographic Names Information System (GNIS)

A USGS query form for geographic features in the United States and its territories.

GEOnet Names Server (GNS)

Provides access to the National Imagery and Mapping Agency's (NIMA) database of foreign geographic feature names.

Library of Congress Authorities

Using Library of Congress Authorities, you can browse and view authority headings for Subject, Name, Title and Name/Title combinations; and download authority records in MARC format for use in a local library system.

Library of Congress Information on RDA


MARC 21

MARC formats are standards from the representation and communication of bibliographic and related information in machine-readable form.

MARC 21 Concise Format for Authority Data
MARC 21 Concise Format for Bibliographic Data
MARC 21 Concise Format for Holdings Data
MARC Code List for Countries
MARC Code List for Languages
MARC Code List for Relators, Sources, Description Conventions

Metadata Introduction

For the understanding and use of metadata standards (such as Dublin Core) for describing and managing electronic and digital resources.

Provider-Neutral E-monograph guide (PDF)


The RBMS Controlled Vocabularies


RDA: Resource Description and Access


Thesaurus for Graphic Materials


Tools for Serials Catalogers: a collection of useful sites and sources

Created and maintained by Ann Ercelawn II.

Last updated: September 30, 2014