Library Technical Services Department
Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 5:00pm
Cataloging and Metadata:
The cataloging team performs classification and subject analysis following national standards in order to facilitate access to information resources in print, non-print, and digital formats through the online catalog (LIUCat) and other discovery systems. This process involves the creation and enhancement of bibliographic and authority records, database maintenance, and contribution of records to the global union catalog, WorldCat. In addition, the cataloging team manages physical processing and repairs (including binding and labeling for print and physical media) and plays a leading role in setting cataloging policy and developing metadata standards within the Library. Recent projects include providing access to the American Juvenile Collection and Instructional Media Center (IMC) materials.
The Library acquires materials and provides access to information resources in support of, and appropriate to, the level of the instructional programs of the Campus and the University. Strong consideration is given to titles and resources fulfilling the accreditation needs of schools, departments, and programs. The Library also acquires materials and provides access to resources in support of the research needs of the faculty when feasible. The framework of procedures, definitions, and guiding principles governing the selection, acquisition, and deaccessioning of library materials is provided in our Collection Development Policy.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can the Library order a book or resource for my class?
How do I donate books or other materials to the Library?
How do I report a mistake/error in the online catalog?
How do I suggest a book or resource for the Library collection?
Where can I find a list of recently acquired materials?
Where is the Library Technical Services Department located?