The main purpose of Cataloging is to provide access to library materials by:
Approximately 75% of new materials are cataloged and made available for use within 48 hours of arriving in the library. Items with the status "RECEIVED" have been received in the library but are not yet cataloged. Patrons needing these items should request them at the Circulation Desk. Cataloging staff will locate and catalog these items within 24 hours.
To report problems, inaccuracies, or confusing entries in the online catalog, contact the Catalog Librarian (Jean Williams).
Materials in the Hamilton College library are cataloged according to the Anglo-American Cataloging Rules, 2nd ed., 1988 revision, and the corresponding Library of Congress Rule Interpretations (LCRIs). Library of Congress Subject Headings are assigned when appropriate. Library of Congress (LC) Classification numbers are assigned to all materials except periodicals and Archives materials (Alumni Collection, Hamilton Collection, Kirkland Collection).
More information about LC call numbers:
Jean Williams, Principal Catalog Librarian
Original Cataloging, Problems, Planning, Policies & Procedures
Lisa McFall, Metadata and Catalog Librarian
Metadata for the Library's Digital Collections and Original Cataloging
Shelley Moses, Assistant Cataloger
Processing Materials for Special Collections and Archives, Withdrawals,
Catalog Maintenance, Call Number and Cataloging Problems
Cindy Savage, Assistant Cataloger
Copy Cataloging, Subject Headings
Becky Seifert, Assistant Cataloger
Copy Cataloging, Name & Uniform Title Headings
Gisella Stalloch, Metadata and Cataloging Assistant
Metadata for the Library's Digital Collections
Cat Stern, Technical Services Assistant
Processing Materials for the General Collection