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 University Libraries Catalog, 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

3 Paterno Library.
University Park, PA 16802

Ann Copeland

Head Cataloging and Metadata Services

Cataloging and Metadata Services Staff

Name Title Email Office Phone
Valerie Allen Serials Cataloger 814-867-0883
Paige Andrew Maps Cataloging Librarian 814-867-0786
Linda Ballinger Metadata Strategist 814-867-6175
Ann Copeland Head Cataloging and Metadata Services 814 865-2259
Martin Coyle Music and AV Cataloger 814-865-1858
Donna J Dean Information Resources and Services Specialist 814-867-0847
Beth Ann Downey Information Resources and Services Specialist 814-865-1858
Jeff Edmunds Digital Access Coordinator 814-867-0798
Robert Freeborn Music and AV Cataloging Librarian 814-954-0059
John Hamilton Cartographic Materials and Special Collections Cataloger 814-867-0862
Sara E Hassinger Project Cataloger 814-867-0807
Elizabeth Hobart Special Collections Cataloging Librarian 814-865-1756
Susan Houser Monographs Cataloger 814-867-0859
Lily Huang Special Projects Cataloging Librarian 814-865-1858
Steve Kroger Cartographic Materials Cataloger 814-865-1858
Susan Lane Metadata Implementation Specialist 814-865-1858
Lisa Morgan Serials and ETD Cataloger and Authority Control Specialist 814-867-1009
Shuet-Fun Mui Monographs Cataloger 814-867-1669
Leah Oakes Special Collections Cataloger 814-865-1858
Ken Robinson Digital Access and Metadata Specialist 814-867-0850
Jason Shaffer Music and AV Cataloger 814-865-1858
Katherine Strenko Monographs Cataloger and Training Coordinator 814-867-0816
Brent Stump Music and AV Cataloger 814-867-0827
Ruth Tillman Cataloging Systems and Linked Data Strategist 814-867-1038
J. Jeff Ungar Special Collections Cataloger 814-867-0858
Kimberly Warren Information Resources and Services Specialist 814-865-1858