Online Cataloging Resources
RDA refers users to this document to determine how to represent the name of a person with what appears to be a compound surname if the preference of the person is not known.
18.104.22.168.2 "The preference of the person is sometimes unknown. Also, established usage sometimes cannot be determined in reference sources in the person's language or from the person's country of residence or activity. When this occurs, follow the usage for the person's country of residence as specified in Names of Persons: National Usages for Entry in Catalogues."
This web page contains "links to the scanned text of the ALA-LC Romanization Tables: Transliteration Schemes for Non-Roman Scripts, approved by the Library of Congress and the American Library Association. Most are from the 1997 print edition." Some are revised versions.
"The Guidelines are meant to serve as a stand-alone document giving general guidance for catalogers beginning to apply relationship designators in their cataloging. ... The Guidelines do not apply to authority records." Agreed to May 2, 2013.
This list contains Resource Description and Access (RDA) terms and corresponding three-character lower case alphabetic codes for RDA Content types. These types can be recorded in MARC Bibliographic and Authority records in textual form and/or in the three-character coded form in MARC field 336 (Content Type).
This list contains Resource Description and Access (RDA) terms and corresponding one-character lower case alphabetic codes for RDA Media types. These types can be recorded in MARC Bibliographic and Holdings records in textual form and/or in the one-character coded form in MARC field 337 (Media Type).
This list contains Resource Description and Access (RDA) terms and corresponding two-character lower case alphabetic codes for RDA Carrier types. These types can be recorded in MARC Bibliographic and Holdings records in textual form and/or in the two-character coded form in MARC field 338 (Carrier Type).
To access the Subject Authority file records, click on "Search Authorities", then select "Subject Authority Headings" before typing your search statement into the "Search Text" box. Click on the "Begin Search" button to execute your search.
(Once the opening page has loaded, under GNS Search on the navigation bar on the left side of the screen select "Text Based Page.")
Click here to visit a re-creation for my students of the Sandy Berman main page.
Links within this re-creation of http://www.sanfordberman.org/ (the original has been rendered invisible) will take you to his subordinate pages, which are still available on his website.
Click here to go directly to Prejudices and antipathies
Library of Congress Classification and Shelflisting Manual - links to free .pdf files
Regions and Countries Table G 300 (.pdf file, 62 KB, revised June 2014)
U.S. States and Canadian Provinces G 302 (.pdf file, 129 KB, July 2013)
To search OCLC using the LIS Program account log onto Connexion and use the search function, as will be demonstrated in class.
You'll need these codes if you are searching for an item in a language other than English.