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Recently the Cataloging Department had a large reduction in permanent staff. In order to accomodate our new staffing level, we are changing task assignments and rewriting procedures. All old procedures will be dated as pre Old procedures are identified in the pre-1/7/099 section. The New procedures will be labeled as 2009. The purpose of Cataloging is to provide to the user the groundwork for finding accurate and meaningful search results. The Syracuse University Cataloging staff remain dedicated to the provision of high quality metadata.


Explanation of Tag Table changes

National documentation



OCLC Connexion If you have questions specific to OCLC, Please refer to OCLC OCLC Help Sample questions:

  • How do I search for an ISBN?
  • How do I setup a constant data?
  • How do I control my headings? And what does that do?


Please refer to Classification Web if you have questions about Classification or Subject Headings such as:


Procedures document what we do currently locally at SU. There are lots of examples of past practice in the catalog, please ignore those. There are lots of paper copies of old procedures, ignore those.


Pre-1/7/9 documentation: