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Original & Special Collections Cataloging

The Original and Special Collections Cataloging Department (OSCC) creates and enhances high-quality bibliographic records for the digital and physical resources acquired or created by the University of Maryland. We also create and enhance authority records in the LC/NACO Authority File to support the University’s collections. We contribute to the development and enhancement of discovery tools and systems used in the Libraries. Through all of these activities, we support the discovery and research process for users.

Department members use a variety of schema and standards, contributing to their development and application. We share language and bibliographic format expertise and participate in local, regional, and national cooperative programs including:

  • USMAI Metadata Subgroup: share expertise in the USMAI consortium
  • Big Ten Academic Alliance Cataloging Partnership: share language and format expertise across the consortium
  • Program for Cooperative Cataloging: contribute high quality records and subject proposals conforming to approved standards, which are shared internationally
    • BIBCO – including Hebraica and Music Funnels: create and enhance bibliographic records for monographs
    • CONSER: create and enhance bibliographic records for continuing resources
    • NACO – including the NACO Hebraica Funnel and the NACO Music Project: create and enhance authority records for personal, corporate, and jurisdictional names; uniform titles; and series headings
    • SACO: propose new subject and genre headings and classification numbers
  • Library of Congress Electronic Cataloging in Publication Cataloging Partnership Program: act as a virtual Library of Congress cataloging section to catalog forthcoming titles


Kathy Glennan
Cheryl Schill
Steve Quintilian
John Davis
Beth Iseminger
Alice LaSota
Neil M. Frau-Cortes
Audrey Chen
Yeo-Hee Koh
Marjan Moaddel
Sam Taavoni
Jean Wu
Bobbie Mallett
Roz Becker
David Glenn