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Cataloging Services

Cataloging Resources available from the Nebraska Library Commission


(Staff members can be reached at the Nebraska Library Commission toll-free at
1-800-307-2665 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday.)

  • Cataloging Librarian, Allison Badger (402) 471-2045.
    The cataloger is available to answer your cataloging questions. She can assist with original cataloging, copy cataloging, descriptive cataloging, assigning subject headings and call numbers, interpreting cataloging rules, and understanding the components of a MARC record.
  • Library Development Director, Richard Miller (402) 471-3175.
    Richard is available to assist/advise libraries on applying for LSTA grant money available for automation and other technology projects.

PRINT RESOURCES -- Listed by Subject Area

All materials listed below can be borrowed from the Nebraska Library Commission's circulating collection. Out-of-state requests must be made through Interlibrary Loan. For complete information about these items or any other materials in the circulating collection, please search the Nebraska Library Commission On-line Catalog

General Cataloging

  • Resource Description & Access: RDA, developed in a collaborative process led by the Joint Steering Committee for Development of RDA (JSC).
    Published by the American Library Association, 2010-
    ISBN 978-0-8389-1093-1
    Call number: Z694.15 .R47 R47
  • Maxwell's Handbook for RDA: Resource Description & Access: Explaining and Illustrating RDA: Resource Description & Access Using MARC21, by Robert L. Maxwell.
    Published by the American Library Association, 2013.
    ISBN 978-0-8389-1172-3
    Call number: Z694.15 .R47 M39 2013
  • Introducing RDA: A Guide to the Basics, by Chris Oliver. Published by the American Library Association, 2010.
    ISBN 978-0-8389-3594-1
    Call number: Z694.15 .R47 O45 2010
  • RDA: Strategies for Implementation, by Magda El-Sherbini. Published by the American Library Association, 2013.
    ISBN 978-0-8389-1168-6
    Call number: Z694.15 .R47 E42 2013
  • The RDA Workbook: Learning the Basics of Resource Description and Access, edited by Margaret V. Mering. Published by Libraries Unlimited, 2014.
    ISBN 978-1-6106-9489-6
    Call number: Z694.15.R47 R33 2014
  • Making the Move to RDA: A Self-Study Primer for Catalogers, by Chamya Pompey Kincy with Sara Shatford Layne. Published by Rowman & LIttlefield, 2014.
    ISBN 978-0-8108-8769-5
    Call number: Z694.15.R47 K56 2014
  • Practical Cataloguing: AACR, RDA and MARC 21, by Anne Welsh and Sue Batley. Published by Neal-Schuman/American Library Association, 2012.
    ISBN 978-1-5557-0743-9
    Call number: Z694 .W425 2012
  • Practical Strategies for Cataloging Departments, edited by Rebecca L. Lubas. Published by LIbraries Unlimited, 2011.
    ISBN 978-1-5988-4492-4
    Call number: Z693 .P73 2011
  • Conversations with Catalogers in the 21st Century, edited by Elaine R. Sanchez. Published by Libraries Unlimited, 2011.
    ISBN 978-1-5988-4702-4
    Call number: Z693.A2 C65 2011
  • FRBR: A Guide for the Perplexed, by Robert Maxwell. Published by American Library Association, 2008.
    ISBN 978-0-8389-0950-8
    Call number: Z666.6 .M39 2008
  • Understanding FRBR: What It Is and How It Will Affect Our Retreival Tools, edited by Arlene G. Taylor. Published by Libraries Unlimited, 2007.
    ISBN 978-1-59158-509-1
    Call number: Z666.6 .U53 2007

Machine-Readable Cataloging (MARC)

  • Understanding MARC Bibliographic, 5th Edition, written by Betty Furrie in conjunction with the Data Base Development Department of The Follett Software Company.
    Published by the Library of Congress, Cataloging Distribution Service, 1998.
    ISBN 0-8444-0961-8
    Call number: LC 30.2: M 18/5/998
  • MARC Bibliographic Format Guide, Revised edition by Judith Yurczyk. ("Text based on information in the USMARC Format for Bibliographic Data.")
    Published by Follett Software Company, c1996.
    ISBN 0-695-62022-3
    Call number: Z699.35 .M28 Y87 1996
  • MARC21 for Everyone: A Practical Guide by Deborah A. Fritz and Richard J. Fritz.
    Published by American Library Association, c2003.
    ISBN 0-8389-0842-X
    Call number: Z699.35 .M28 F75 2003
  • More Easy MARC : Format Integration : A Simplified Guide to Creating Catalog Records for Library Automation Systems Incorporating Format Integration by Scott Pipenburg.
    Published by F&W Associates, 1996.
    ISBN 0-9652126-0-2
    Call number: Z693 .P542 1996
  • Cataloging with AACR2 and MARC21 : For Books, Electronic Resources, Sound Recordings, Videorecordings, and Serials by Deborah A. Fritz.
    Published by the American Library Association, 2004.
    ISBN 0-8389-0884-5
    Call number: Z694.15 .A56 F75 2004


  • Dewey Decimal Classification and Relative Index, Edition 22, Volumes 1-4.
    Published by Forest Press, 2003.
    ISBN 0-910608-70-9 (4 volume set).
    Call number: Z696 .D519 2003 V.1-4
  • Abridged Dewey Decimal Classification and Relative Index, Edition 14.
    Published by Forest Press, 2004.
    ISBN 0-910608-73-3
    Call number: Z696 .D54 2004
  • Dewey Decimal Classification : A Practical Guide by Lois Mai Chan, John P. Comaromi, and Mohinder P. Satija.
    Published by Forest Press, c1994.
    ISBN 0-910608-49-0
    Call number: Z696 .D7 C48 1994
  • Essential Dewey by J.H. Bowman.
    Published by Neal-Schuman Publishers, c2005.
    ISBN 978-1-55570-544-2
    Call number: Z696 .D7 B69 2005
  • Workbook for DDC 22: Dewey Decimal Classification, Edition 22 edited by Christina Neigel.
    Published by Canadian Library Association, c2006.
    ISBN 0-88802-326-X
    Call number: Z696 .D7 W67 2006
  • Conversion Tables [LC-Dewey, Dewey-LC] by Mona L. Scott.
    Published by Libraries Unlimited, 1999.
    ISBN 1-56308-017-6 (Print version)
    ISBN 1-56308-152-0 (Disk version)
    Call number: Z696 .U4 S36 1999, V. 1-3
  • Essential Classification, Vanda Broughton.
    Published by Neal-Schuman Publishers, 2004.
    ISBN 1-55570-507-3
    Call number: Z695 .B8615 2004

Subject Headings

  • Sears List of Subject Headings, 18th Edition, edited by Joseph Miller.
    Published by H.W. Wilson, 2004.
    ISBN 0-8242-1040-9
    Call number: Z695 .Z8 S43 2004
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings, 27th Edition, Volumes 1-5.
    Published by the Library of Congress, Cataloging Distribution Service, 2004.
    ISSN 1048-9711
    Call number: LC 26.7: 27/V.1-5
  • Free-Floating Subdivisions : An Alphabetical Index, prepared by the Cataloging Policy and Support Office [for use with the Library of Congress Subject Headings].
    Published by the Library of Congress, Cataloging Distribution Service, 2004.
    ISSN 1052-1445
    Call number: LC 30.2: F 87/2004
  • Subject Headings for Children : A List of Subject Headings Used by the Library of Congress with Abridged Dewey Numbers Added, 2nd ed., Volumes 1-2.
    Published by Forest Press, 1998.
    ISBN 091060858X (2 volume set)
    Call number: Z695.1.C6 S83 1998 V.1-2
  • FAST: Faceted Application of Subject Terminology: Principles and Applications, by Lois Mai Chan and Edward T. O'Neill. Published by Libraries Unlimited, 2010.
    ISBN 978-1-5915-8722-4
    Call number: Z695.Z8 F373 2010

Cataloging for Non-Book Materials

  • RDA and Serials Cataloging, by Ed Jones. Published by the American Library Association, 2013.
    ISBN 978-0-8389-1139-6
    Call number: Z694.15 .R47 J66 2013
  • Describing Electronic, Digital, and Other Media using AACR2 and RDA : A How-To-Do-It Manual and CD-ROM for Librarians by Mary Beth Weber and Fay Angela Austin. Published by Neal-Schuman Publishers, Number 168 of the "How-To-Do-It Manuals for Libraries" series, 2011.
    ISBN 978-1-5557-0668-5
    Call number: Z695.66 .W435 2011
  • Moving Image Cataloging: How to Create and Use a Moving Image Catalog, by Martha M. Yee. Published by Libraries Unlimited, 2007.
    ISBN 978-1-5915-8438-4
    Call number: Z695.64 .Y44 2007

Authority Control

  • Maxwell's Guide to Authority Work by Robert L. Maxwell.
    Published by American Library Association, c2002.
    ISBN 0-8389-0822-5
    Call number: Z693.3 .A88 M39 2002
  • Authority Control : Principles, Applications, and Instructions by Doris Hargrett Clack.
    Published by the American Library Association, 1990.
    ISBN 0-8389-0516-1
    Call number: Z693.3 .A88 C58 1990
  • Authority Control in the Online Environment : Considerations and Practices, edited by Barbara B. Tillett.
    Published by The Haworth Press, c1989.
    ISBN 0-86656-871-9
    Call number: Z693.3 .A88 A86 1989
  • Demystifying FRAD: Functional Requirements for Authority Data, by Qiang Jin. Published by Libraries Unlimited, 2012.
    ISBN 978-1-5988-4496-2
    Call number: Z666.63.F73 J56 2012


  • Metadata for Digital Collections: A How-To-Do-It Manual, by Steven J. Miller. Published by Neal-Schuman Publishers, Number 179 of the "How-To-Do-It Manuals for Libraries" series, 2011.
    ISBN 978-1-5557-0746-0
    Call number: Z695.24 .M55 2011
  • Information Resource Description: Creating and Managing Metadata, by Philip Hider. Published by Facet, 2012.
    ISBN 978-1-8560-4667-1
    Call number: Z666.7 .H53 2012
  • Metadata, by Jin Ma. Published by the Association of Research Libraries, 2007.
    ISBN 978-1-5940-7791-3
    Call number: Z666.7 .M3 2007
  • Metadata Fundamentals for All Librarians, by Priscilla Caplan. Published by the American Library Association, 2003.
    ISBN 978-0-8389-0847-1
    Call number: Z666.5 .C37 2003


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