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:  https://psu.box.com/v/psuCataloging. 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

Ann Copeland

Head Cataloging and Metadata Services

Cataloging and Metadata Services Staff

Name Title Email Office Phone
Valerie Allen Serials Cataloger vaa2@psu.edu 814-867-0883
Paige Andrew Maps Cataloging Librarian pga2@psu.edu 814-867-0786
Linda Ballinger Metadata Strategist lmb49@psu.edu 814-867-6175
Ann Copeland Head Cataloging and Metadata Services auc1@psu.edu 814 865-2259
Donna J Dean Information Resources and Services Specialist dvd5@psu.edu 814-867-0847
Beth Ann Downey Information Resources and Services Support Specialist bcd116@psu.edu 814-865-1755
Jeff Edmunds Digital Access Coordinator jhe2@psu.edu 814-867-0798
Robert Freeborn Music and AV Cataloging Librarian rbf6@psu.edu 814-954-0059
John Hamilton Cartographic Materials and Special Collections Cataloger jxh13@psu.edu 814-867-0862
Sara E Hassinger Project Cataloger seh194@psu.edu 814-865-1755
Elizabeth Hobart Special Collections Cataloging Librarian efh7@psu.edu 814-865-1755
Susan Houser Cartographic Materials Cataloger and Authority Control Specialist seh7@psu.edu 814-867-0859
Jamilyn Houser Part Time Staff jdh46@psu.edu 814-865-1755
Lily Huang Special Projects Cataloging Librarian juh44@psu.edu 814-865-1755
Steve Kroger Cartographic Materials Cataloger sxk167@psu.edu 814-865-1755
Lisa Morgan Serials and ETD Cataloger and Authority Control Specialist ldm117@psu.edu 814-867-1009
Shuet-Fun Mui Monographs Cataloger sxm53@psu.edu 814-867-1669
Leah Oakes Monographs Cataloger lmo5021@psu.edu 814-865-1755
Ken Robinson Digital Access and Metadata Specialist kjr106@psu.edu 814-867-0850
Jason Shaffer Music and AV Cataloger jcs246@psu.edu 814-865-1755
Katherine Strenko Monographs Cataloger and Training Coordinator kas11@psu.edu 814-867-0816
Brent Stump Music and AV Cataloger bds10@psu.edu (814)867-0827
Ruth Tillman Linked Data Strategist rkt6@psu.edu 814-867-1038
J. Jeff Ungar Special Collections Cataloger jju1@psu.edu 814-867-0858
Christopher H. Walker Serials Cataloging Librarian chw16@psu.edu 814 865-4212
Kimberly Warren Information Resources and Services Specialist ksw110@psu.edu 814-863-9771