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Cataloging & Metadata

Department Head: Lori Osmus Kappmeyer, Associate Professor, 515 294-4281,
Staff: 4 faculty, 1 P & S, 8.675 FTE merit
Physical Location: 204 Parks Library
Units: Serials Cataloging; Monographs Original Cataloging; Monographs Copy Cataloging

Serials Cataloging Unit

Section Telephone: 515 294-0432

Responsibilities: Catalogs and recatalogs serial titles, including added copies, added volumes, transfers, withdrawals, and retention changes; searches new titles for OCLC copy; edits serial records for OCLC and the local online catalog; performs authority work related to items cataloged; makes circulation decisions for newly cataloged serials.

Monographs Original Cataloging Unit

  • Jeanne Boydston, Associate Professor, 515 294-3456,
    • Monographs Humanities Cataloger
    • Metadata Cataloging Coordinator
  • Judy Gerdes, Library Assistant III (.5),
  • Lenard Kluck, Library Assistant III,
  • Joan Leysen, Associate Professor, 515 294-0428,
    • Monographs Social Sciences Cataloger
    • Electronic Resources Cataloging Coordinator
  • Julie Schubert, Library Assistant IV (.375),
  • Greg Wool, Associate Professor, 515 294-5774,
    • Monographs Science and Technology Cataloger

Responsibilities: Catalogs monographs originally or with OCLC copy lacking acceptable Library of Congress call number and/or subject headings; catalogs media material, archival collections, monographic analytics of serial issues, and monograph analyzed sets; performs authority work related to items cataloged.

Monographs Copy Cataloging Unit

Unit Head: Kim Gawley, P&S, 515 294-0427,

Responsibilities: Final pre-order bibliographic searching of monograph firm order requests; also, necessary pre-cataloging searching for automatic receipts, e.g., approvals, gifts. Searching OCLC Online Union Catalog for appropriate cataloging records for all monographs (firm orders and automatic receipts). Cataloging monographs with Library of Congress records and most items with OCLC member-library records, primarily those with LC classification numbers; also, creation/updating of in-process records for items not cataloged at receipt. Cataloging ISU theses. Some monographs cataloging maintenance, including correction of errors and holdings changes resulting from additional copies, transfers between Library locations and withdrawals. Verifies headings new to the local online catalog; determines appropriate references; changes incorrect/obsolete headings; creates authority records.

This department is part of the ISU Library's Collections & Technical Services Division.

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