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Last updated on
October 24, 2013


LC Cataloging Tools

  1. Catalogers Learning Workshop (CLW)
  2. Cataloger's Desktop (Web version)
  3. Cataloger's Desktop: Training & Tutorials 
  4. Cataloger's Desktop 3.0--New Login Instructions Adobe Portable Document File
  5. Classification Web
  6. LC Online Catalog
  7. LC Authorities


  1. RDA Toolkit
    • See YUL Local Workflows in the Toolkit for Current Policies & Practices
  2. Term and Code List for (336) RDA Content Types
  3. Term and Code List for (337) RDA Media Types
  4. Term and Code List for (338) RDA Carrier Types
  5. RDA in MARC
  6. CONSER RDA Serials Cataloging Documentation
  7. Library of Congress RDA Page
  8. LC Training Modules for RDA (posted 6/12; latest update May 2013)
  9. LC Training: Special Topics [Art Catalogs, Compilations, Conferences, Revised Editions, and more]
  10. LC Core Elements Adobe Portable Document File
  11. NACO

  12. MARC 21 Encoding to Accommodate new RDA Elements Adobe Portable Document File
  13. OCLC RDA Resource Page
  14. OCLC Policies on RDA Records (Links to Pre- & Post- March 31 Policies
  15. Oxford Bodleian RDA Page
  16. PCC

  17. See RDA Toolkit Local Workflows for Current YUL Policies & Practices
  18. Special topics in RDA: Exhibition and art catalogues (British Library) Adobe Portable Document File new icon
  19. YUL

See also: RDA/FRBR Section on AACR2 Plus page


  1. AACR2 Abbreviations (Roman Alphabet) (Yale)
  2. Abbreviations of the Names of Months (Yale)
  3. Abbreviations for Captions: AACR2/ISO (Cornell)
  4. Abbreviations of places (PSU)update gif

Description & Access

  1. Days of the week/Months of the year [use with caution]
  2. Descriptive Cataloging of East Asian Material (LC - AACR2)
  3. End punctuation for variable fields (Yale)
  4. Entry element for surnames with separately written prefixes
  5. Fraktur chart (Yale)
  6. Glossary of Western European bibliographic terms [including ordinal & cardinal numbers] (Cataloger's Toolbox)
  7. Greek Usage in Cataloging (Princeton)
  8. Julian date converter (USNO)
  9. Metric conversions
  10. Notes (Order of, Examples) (PSU) update gif
  11. Roman numeral conversion
  12. Romanization tables (ALA/LC)
  13. Virtual International Authority File (VIAF)

Subject & Form/Genre

  1. Biblical materials (Princeton)
  2. LCSH Genre/Form FAQ (LC) Adobe Portable Document File
  3. LCSH Mini-Review #1: Dictionaries and Terminology (Yale) Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation
  4. LCSH for Folklore: H 1627 (Yale) Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation
  5. LCSH Headings for Videorecordings (LC)Adobe Portable Document File
  6. LCSH Topical Headings Theoretically Usable as Genre Headings (OLAC)
  7. MeSH Browser (Medical Subject Headings) new gif
  8. Russia/Soviet Union/Former Soviet Republics (Princeton Slavic Team)
  9. Subject Headings for Theological Resources (ATLA presentation by Eric Friede & Jeff Siemon; posted with permission by the authors)new gif



Call Numbers & Shelflisting

  1. Belletristic Call Numbers (SML) 2005 version
  2. Belletristic Call Numbers: P-PZ40 Table
  3. Belletristic Call Numbers: P-PZ40 Examples
  4. Biography Table
  5. Cataloging Calculator (Oregon)
  6. Classify (OCLC)
  7. Dewey to LC map
  8. LC Classification Outline (LC)
  9. LC Cutter Table  (Yale)
  10. LC Cataloging & Shelflisting Manual 2013 updates Adobe Portable Document File new gif
  11. Library of Congress Classification Call Numbers (Overview) (Yale)
  12. Old Yale Classification Outline
  13. Orbis2 Location Codes excel gif
  14. Regions and Countries Table
  15. Shelflisting Introduction (Yale)
  16. Shelflisting Quick Reference Table (Yale)
  17. Subclass G (Cartographic Materials)-Special instructions and tables of subdivisions
  18. Orbis MFHD Examples


  1. Counting non-filing indicators in MARC 21 bibliographic records (PCC)
  2. Fixed Fields Checklist for Voyager (Yale)
  3. Format Integration Cheat Sheet (Yale)
  4. Initial definite and indefinite articles (LC)
  5. MARC Standards (LC)
  6. Understanding MARC (LC)
  7. Value Lists for Codes & Controlled Vocabularies new gif


  1. WebVoyage searching guide
  2. Cataloger's Toolkit