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UCLA Library Cataloging & Metadata Center

Welcome to the UCLA Cataloging & Metadata Center

The UCLA Library Cataloging and Metadata Center is the main cataloging center in the UCLA Library system. It is primarily responsible for providing access to more than 90,000 titles annually including locally-digitized and curated materials, in various formats and languages, using various metadata schemas. In addition to providing access to tangible materials, this includes creating metadata in support of UCLA’s Digital Library Program. Members of the Center advise and consult with others on metadata issues.

The Center serves the cataloging needs of the Arts, Biomedical, College, Management, Music, Science & Engineering, and Young Research Libraries, as well as of eight small collections on campus.

The Center’s 12 FTE librarians and 22.5 FTE staff are organized into 7 teams: Data Integrity, Discovery, ERM & Continuing Resources, International, Knowledge Management, Metadata, and Subject Specialists. The Center is a member of the Program for Cooperative Cataloging and contributes to BIBCO, CONSER, NACO, and SACO.

Key Contacts

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Administration  --  Unit Head John Riemer  825-2901
Rush Processing (monographic materials)  
Monographic materials workflow (all formats) Hermine Vermeij  
E-Resources Cataloging & Metadata Claudia Horning  825-4092
E-Resources: New titles to catalog (freely available)   
E-Resources: New titles to catalog (paid/licensed)   
E-Resources: New titles to catalog  
Monographic original & copy cataloging John Riemer  
Serials Cataloging Kevin Balster  825-1936
Authority control: names/series/corporate bodies Paul Priebe  
Authority control: subjects Iman Dagher  
Database maintenance (addeds, transfers, editing, Ethnic Studies material, recon, COTF, etc.)      
Physical Processing, Withdrawals Alexander McGhee  
E-Resources Maintenance  
Serial Bib Maintenance Kevin Balster  
SRLF Returns Alexander McGhee  
General policy, Miscellaneous John Riemer  825-2901
General Department Fax Number      794-9357