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Cataloging and Metadata Services
126 Paterno Library
University Park, PA 16802-1808

Staff Directory

Phone: (814) 865-1755
Fax: (814) 863-7293
ul-cataloging@lists.psu.edu

Department Info

Cataloging and Metadata Services processes several thousand items in many different formats and languages each month. Every item receives a cataloging record in The CAT, Penn State's on-line bibliographic database, that accurately describes the items and reflects its subject content. With over 5.5 million volumes in the Libraries' collections, the electronic entries ensure that patrons can quickly find what they are seeking, whether it be the most recent ground-water data on CD-ROM issued by the U.S. Geological Survey, a video-cassette on child care, or a first edition of Sir Isaac Newton's Principia.

Cataloging and Metadata Services Contact Information
Type Info
E-mail address: ul-cataloging@lists.psu.edu
Mailing address: Cataloging and Metadata Services
Penn State University Libraries
126 Paterno Library
University Park, PA 16802-1808
Phone: (814) 865-1755
Fax: (814) 863-7293


Cataloging and Metadata Services enjoys the skills and expertise of a diverse group of people committed to processing materials efficiently while maintaining the highest possible standards of cataloging excellence.

Tactical Plan

* tacticalplan2012update.xls
Cataloging and Metadata Services Tactical Plan, 2012 update (Excel file, staff only)

Organization

Given leadership and direction by the Head of Cataloging and Metadata Services, Cataloging and Metadata Services consists of seven teams:


Cataloging and Metadata Services provides bibliographic and physical processing not only for materials housed in the Pattee and Paterno Libraries, but also for the University Park campus branch libraries, the Annex locations, and the Commonwealth Campus Libraries, with the exception of the Dickinson School of Law Library and the Pennsylvania College of Technology.