ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT
The Catalog Department is one of the two units in Technical Services. The department is
responsible for cataloging and classifying monographs and serials in all formats for the Main
Library, and the three branch libraries: Architecture, Curriculum Materials,
and Veterinary Medicine. The cataloging standards are AACR2R as interpreted by the Library of
Congress, the Dewey Decimal Classification system, and LC Subject Headings. The cataloging utility is
OCLC, and the local online catalog is available through Endeavor's web-based Voyager system. The department
is also responsible for authority
control and database maintenance for the Main Library and its branches, as well as for the
Government Documents Department and Patents & Trademarks.
In addition, the department does end processing of the materials, including security stripping,
labeling, and pamphlet binding as needed, and mending of circulating materials.
The department is organized in teams consisting of a librarian and an assistant. Each team has
specialty focus areas, such as non-book materials, serials, and juvenile materials. To access
the directory of teams and their special assignments, click here.
The Catalog Department of the Oklahoma State University Library is a participant in the National
Enhance program and the BIBCO/NACO cooperative cataloging program. As a
National Enhance library, we are able to make corrections and changes to the master record for any monograph bibliographic record on OCLC. As a member of the NACO program, we create and contribute authority records to the Library of Congress authority file on OCLC. As a participant in the BIBCO program, we are authorized to contribute bibliographic records to OCLC.
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