Cataloging and Metadata Services

Cataloging and Metadata Services processes several thousand items each month in many different formats and languages. We create, maintain, and improve accurate descriptions of resources in the Libraries’ collections for The CAT, the Library's online bibliographic database. We provide subject and other access pathways that enable users to find the resources they are seeking. We create metadata for our digital collections and load large record sets for electronic resources, all of which are aggregated in our discovery layer, LionSearch. Cataloging and Metadata Services provides bibliographic and physical processing for materials housed in the Pattee and Paterno Libraries, the University Park branch libraries and Annex locations, and campus locations throughout the Commonwealth. We actively participate in the component programs of the Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC).

Select Cataloging documentation may be accessed from the following Box folder: Currently, the folder contains PDF versions of our Bibliographic Processing Cataloging Rules (BPCR) and Record Creation documentation. If you are searching for any additional documentation, please contact us

Department Contact Information

126 Paterno Library
University Park, PA 16802

Ann Copeland

Head Cataloging and Metadata Services

Cataloging and Metadata Services Staff

Name Title Email Office Phone
Paige Andrew Maps Cataloging Librarian 814-867-0786
John Attig Distinguished Librarian Monograph Cataloging Librarian 814-867-1038
Linda Ballinger Metadata Strategist 814-867-6175
Ann Copeland Head Cataloging and Metadata Services 814 865-2259
Michael Dolan Part-Time Staff (Student) 814-865-1755
Beth Ann Downey Information Resources and Services Support Specialist 814-865-1755
Robert Freeborn Music and AV Cataloging Librarian 814-954-0059
Sara E Hassinger Project Cataloger 814-865-1755
Elizabeth Hobart Special Collections Cataloger 814-865-1755
Jamilyn Houser Part Time Staff 814-865-1755
Lily Huang Special Projects Cataloging Librarian 814-865-1755
Christopher H. Walker Serials Cataloging Librarian 814 865-4212