Location: Hamilton Library: Cataloging
Supervisor: varies; Contact Michael Chopey
Description the library/collection:
Monograph cataloging & classification
Description of internship:
- Directed reading and research on USMARC Format for bibliographic data, OCLC bibliographic formats and standards, Voyager system documentation, Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules, Library of Congress Classification Schedules, Library of Congress Rule Interpretations, and Cataloging Service Bulletin.
- Hands-on searching on: OCLC database, Library of Congress Authority Files, Voyager Public Access Catalog, and RLIN database.
- Adaptive and original cataloging of monographs using Voyager cataloging module and OCLC.
- Upgrading minimal level cataloging records to full cataloging.
- Assistance with special cataloging-related projects within the department.
- If the intern is interested and time permits, introduction to cataloging materials in other formats or languages.
Required pre-requisite courses:
LIS 605 Metadata Creation for Information Organization
LIS 606 Advanced Cataloging & Classification (completed or taken concurrently)
Flexible (suggested min. 3 hrs/day, avg. 10 hrs/week)
Learning/experiential goals or work outcomes expected:
- To apply the principles of descriptive cataloging, subject analysis and classification to materials acquired by UHM Libraries.
- To learn how to appropriately apply the standard cataloging tools and reference materials.
- To develop marketable cataloging and database maintenance skills using an online cataloging system.