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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
  • OCLC Member Merge Project: identify duplicate master records in the OCLC database and merge them


Kathy Glennan
Head, Original and Special Collections Cataloging Department

Government Documents:

Cheryl Schill
Government Documents Coordinator

Music Cataloging:

Steve Quintilian
Music Cataloging Coordinator

John Davis
IPAM Cataloger

Beth Iseminger
IPAM Cataloger

Alice LaSota
Music Cataloging Librarian

Non-Roman and Special Collections Cataloging:

Neil M. Frau-Cortes
Senior Catalog Librarian, Supervisor for Non-Roman and Special Collections Cataloging

Non-Roman Cataloging

Audrey Chen
East Asian Cataloging Coordinator

Sam Taavoni
Persian Cataloging Coordinator

Special Collections Cataloging

Bobbie Mallett
Special Collections Cataloger