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Metadata & Cataloging Department

Metadata and Cataloging Department

MCD performs and manages MARC RDA cataloging for all materials held by UNR libraries and its affiliates, and also services federal and state government documents. We interpret and adhere to national standards and authority files; manage labeling and physical processing for UNR Libraries; troubleshoot issues with records and catalog searches; advise on and create non-MARC metadata and best practices; and maintain the catalog and other local databases with constant attention.


  • Copy cataloging using OCLC union catalog
  • Original cataloging for unique/local materials
  • MARC/RDA standards
  • Local authority creation

Metadata Support

  • EAD Finding Aids
  • Dublin Core photograph & object description
  • Digital Collection support
  • Institutional repository consulting

Government Documents

  • Cataloging of Nevada state documents
  • Identification & cataloging of federal documents
  • Government document reference

Database Maintenance

  • Maintain a clean, updated catalog
  • Special data projects
  • National authorities and controlled vocabularies

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