Cataloging and Discovery Services (CatDS)
CatDS supports the University’s academic programs and research by providing metadata description for physical and digital collections. In addition, the department manages the physical processing of analog material held by the library.
The department catalogs approximately 20,000 titles per year in compliance with national standards of bibliographic control and in keeping with established cataloging priorities. Original record contributions to OCLC, an international bibliographic database, number around 5,000 annually. The department participates in international cooperative cataloging programs including CONSER, BIBCO, NACO, and SACO. Currently comprised of one librarian and eight staff members, CatDS consists of two units, Contributed Cataloging and Copy Cataloging. They collaborate to create efficient workflows and apply the latest technologies to meet user needs.