Tulane University, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library
Cataloging Department Local Documentation

This section includes the most current versions available of our local documentation, which we have been developing in-house over a number of years.  Since the documents often need continual updating, not all of our most recent policies and procedures will necessarily be reflected in each of them.  Keep checking for new and revised documents.

Categories of Documents

Voyager Cataloging Module



Other Applications (OCLC, LC, etc.)

Special Categories of Cataloging

Database Management

Editions and Printings

MARC Holdings Records


Copy Cataloguing Editing Guidelines and Workflow

Item Records


Subject Cataloguing and Shelflisting

·         Voyager Cataloging

(See local Voyager Documentation Page)

·         Other Applications (OCLC, LC, etc.)


Keyboard Express

LC applications

·         Editions and Printings                    

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·         Copy Cataloguing Editing Guidelines and Workflow              

Notes on Editing DLC/CIP Records (Books Format)

Distinctive Features of UKM Copy:  Including Upgraded UKM

·         Subject Cataloguing and Shelflisting

Subject headings



o    Subject headings

o    Classification

o    Shelflisting

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·         Authorities                          

General authority work

Series authority work

Name authority work

Geographic authority work

·         (For topical subject authorities, see "Subject cataloguing.")

o    General authority work

o    Name authority work

o    Series authority work

o    Geographic authority work


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·         Special Categories of Cataloguing

Original cataloguing

PCC cataloguing

Visual materials cataloguing

Literature cataloguing

Electronic resources cataloguing

Thesis cataloguing

Serials cataloguing

Music cataloguing


o    Original cataloguing

o    Literature cataloguing

o    Serials cataloguing

See also various documents on cataloging in Voyager Cataloging.

o    PCC cataloguing

o    Electronic resources cataloguing

o    Music cataloguing

o    Visual materials cataloguing

o    Thesis cataloguing

o    Miscellaneous

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·         MARC Holdings Records

·         Item Records

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·         Processing


Primarily for cataloguers:

Primarily for Processing staff:

·         Database Management

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·         Statistics

·         Miscellaneous

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Cataloging Resources:  External    [a local compilation of links]

Howard-Tilton Memorial Library

If you have questions or comments about this list, or about any of our documents, please contact:

Rebecca R. Malek-Wiley

Last updated:  16 August 2010