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Cataloging and Metadata Services

The Cataloging and Metadata Services (CMS) department creates, enhances, and maintains high-quality descriptive metadata for the digital and physical resources acquired or created by the University of Maryland and high-quality authority records in the LC/NACO authority file. We contribute to the evaluation, development, and enhancement of discovery tools and systems used in the Libraries, enabling access to materials through the creation and manipulation of MARC and non-MARC metadata. We collaborate with stakeholders on metadata needs for new collections and digitization projects, seeking to cultivate a seamless discovery experience. We support the discovery and research process through the use of bibliographic databases and knowledge bases and engage in database corrections and collection relocation. Through all of these activities, we support the teaching and research programs of the University.

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 Committee and USMAI Shared Platforms, Applications, and Systems Committee: share expertise in the USMAI consortium
  • Big Ten Academic Alliance Cataloging Partnership: share language and format expertise across the consortium
  • Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC): 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, series, and jurisdictional names, as well as titles for works and expressions
    • 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
  • OCLC Member Merge Project: identify duplicate master records in the OCLC database and merge them
  • PCC Wikidata Pilot Project: create and enhance Wikidata entities related to collections of interest at the University of Maryland while collaborating in a cohort of libraries on common best practices and shared resources
  • Social Networks and Archival Context (SNAC): edit, merge, and create SNAC records, increasing discoverability of UMD’s archival collections and their relationship to other archival collections worldwide


Kathy Glennan
Head, Cataloging and Metadata Services

Benjamin Bradley
Discovery Librarian

Beth Guay
Continuing Resources Librarian

Beth Iseminger
IPAM Cataloger

Alice LaSota
Music Cataloging Librarian

Steve Quintilian
Music Cataloging Coordinator

Metadata Creation and Enhancement:

Neil M. Frau-Cortes
Assistant Head, Cataloging and Metadata Services

Audrey Chen
East Asian Cataloging Coordinator

Sarah Hovde
Monograph and Media Cataloger

Bobbie Mallett
Special Collections Cataloger

Emery Patterson
Graduate Assistant

Sam Taavoni
Persian Cataloging Coordinator

Metadata Librarian

Metadata Production and Management:

Erica Hemsley
Coordinator, Metadata Production and Management

Paul Bushmiller
Library Services Specialist

Jennifer Doherty
Metadata Specialist

Tran Nguyen
Library Services Specialist

Aaron Wilson
Library Services Specialist