Cataloging


The Cataloging Department is a division of the Technical Services Department. The primary function of the Cataloging Department is bibliographic control of all print and non-print materials acquired by the University libraries.

The main emphasis is placed on the classification and subject analysis of  library materials in all formats. These materials include monographs, serials, microfiche, microfilm, CD-ROM, and videos, which are processed by using copy cataloging or original cataloging methods.

The department is also responsible for downloading, editing and updating bibliographic records, maintaining online authority files, adding copies and volumes to the holdings record, and the preparing of materials for circulation by affixing book pockets and spine labels to cataloged materials. The downloading of records into the ALEPH database is performed by using OCLC Connexion interface program.

Policies

The Cataloging Section will rush catalog materials that are currently being held in the Acquisitions Section. If you need a book or any other materials right away, please visit the Reference or Circulation desk with your request. Turn around time for rushed materials is 24 hours.