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Other Useful Sources

* = On the Cataloger's Desktop

Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS). Society of American Archivists (2004).

*Hensen, Steven. Archives, Personal Papers and Manuscripts. (APPM) Society of American Archivists (1989).

*Anglo-American Cataloging Rules, 2nd ed. (AACR2R) - Of particular importance are the chapters on selection and formulation of headings and cross references (for authority record creation and maintenance); also Chapter 4 (Manuscript Cataloging)

Art and Architecture Thesaurus. (AAT) 5 v. New York: 1994. Available on the web. We have bound volumes and a spiral bound Guide to Indexing and Cataloging with the AAT.

Cataloging at Yale web site.

Descriptive Cataloging of Rare Materials (Books). (DCRM(B)) Library of Congress (2007).

Association of College and Research Libraries Thesauri for Use in Rare Book and Special Collections Cataloging (available through the RBMS website):

Binding Terms.
Genre Terms.
Paper Terms.
Printing and Publishing Evidence.
Provenance Evidence.
Type Evidence.

Relator Terms

Graphic materials:

*Betz, Elisabeth W. Graphic Materials: rules for describing original items and historical collections. Washington, DC: 1982. Cataloger's Desktop version includes 1996 update.

*Thesaurus for Graphic Materials. Section II: Genre and Physical Characteristic Terms (TGM II) is the second edition of Descriptive Terms for Graphic Materials: genre and physical characteristics headings.
Library of Congress:
*LC Rule Interpretations.
*LC Subject Headings.
*LC Subject Cataloging Manual.
*LC Chronological Headings and Subdivisions.
*Free-Floating Subdivisions. An Alphabetical Index.

Online LC Resources File (LCDB) (accessed via remote search in the Orbis cataloging module). Maintained by the Library of Congress.

Old Yale Catalog--printed card catalog over at Sterling

Orbis authority file (Local Database). Processed by MARS, which sends new and updated authority records from Library of Congress as new authority records are contributed to NACO or when updates are contributed to NACO.

Orbis training documentation.

Other library catalogs available on the WWW.


OCLC is available through WorldCat on the Yale Library Databases and Article Searching Page

Pending merger with OCLC, RLIN is available via Eureka through the Yale Library Databases and Article Searching Page

*Standard Citation Forms for Published Bibliographies and Catalogs Used in Rare Book Cataloging. Washington, DC: 1982.


*USMARC Code List for Geographic Areas.
*USMARC Code List for Languages.
*USMARC Code List for Relators, Sources, Description Conventions.
*USMARC Format for Authority Data.
*USMARC Format for Bibliographic Data.

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