Yale University Library Cataloging Documentation

Manuscript Cataloging Guidelines

 

Appendix F: Reference Sources

Cataloging
Topical Research

See also:
Additional Guidelines: Beinecke


Cataloging
(* = on the Cataloger's Desktop. For a password, contact the Chief Catalog Librarian or the Librarian for Training and Documentation.)

General Standards

*RDA Toolkit.

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

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

*Descriptive Cataloging of Rare Books. (DCRB) (1991).

Library of Congress: general standards
*Chronological Headings and Subdivisions.
Classification Web. Includes Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH). For a password, contact the Chief Catalog Librarian or the Librarian for Training and Documentation.
*Free-Floating Subdivisions.
*Rule Interpretations.
*Subject Cataloging Manual.

Library of Congress: MARC standards
*Code List for Geographic Areas.
*Code List for Languages.
*Code List for Relators, Sources, Description Conventions.
Links for concise formats (see Cataloger's Desktop for full information):
*Format for Authority Data.
*Format for Bibliographic Data.
*Format for Holdings Data.

Thesauri

Art and Architecture Thesaurus. (AAT)

Association of College and Research Libraries Thesauri for Use in Rare Book and Special Collections Cataloging (additions and changes may be found on the RBMS website):
Binding Terms. (1988).
Genre Terms. (1991).
Paper Terms. (1990).
Printing and Publishing Evidence. (1986).
Type Evidence. (1990).

*Thesaurus for Graphic Materials. Section II: Genre and Physical Characteristic Terms

*Standard Citation Forms for Published Bibliographies and Catalogs Used in Rare Book Cataloging. (1982).

Yale Websites

Cataloging at Yale

Authority Control at Yale

Cataloging in Orbis

Manuscript Cataloging Committee

Databases

Orbis authority file (Local Database). Access through Voyager cataloging module.

Library of Congress Resource File (LCDB). Access through Voyager cataloging module.

Old Yale card catalog. In Sterling Library. Useful for verifying names that do not require authority records.

The National union catalog, pre-1956 imprints. Useful for verifying names that do not require authority records.

Other library catalogs

Topical Research

Authority Control at Yale. Biographical Resources and Geographical Resources.

Irving S. Gilmore Music Library. Music Cataloging at Yale.

Research Tools on the Yale University Library website.


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Last revised 2/15/2013