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Cataloging & Metadata Council

The Cataloging & Metadata Council is one of five functional councils within the Library. For more information on the structure of library councils, see the Library Organization Chart.

The Cataloging & Metadata Council is charged by and advises the Director of Cataloging. The Council is charged with ensuring alignment of shared cataloging standards, policies and procedures among OskiCat contributing libraries. The Council serves as a communication venue with the Library. Issues arising in the Cataloging & Metadata Council may be decided within the Council, by the Director of Cataloging, Director of Collection Services, or the Library Administrative Group, depending on the nature of the issue and its impact on the Library.

Cataloging & Metadata Council is advisory to the Director of Cataloging in the following areas:

  1. Ensure the alignment of shared cataloging standards, policies, and procedures affecting our Millennium ILS, and other appropriate finding aids maintained by the Library
  2. Raise issues and problems with existing cataloging standards, policies and procedures and recommend solutions
  3. Review, evaluate and implement new national, UC-wide and local cataloging standards, policies and procedures
  4. Comment on UC wide, regional, or national cataloging initiatives
  5. Monitor national trends in cataloging theory and practice
  6. Respond to requests and problems identified by internal and external customers of the cataloging units, such as Next Generation Melvyl, NRLF, Library administration, Library councils, Subject Specialty Libraries, Affiliated Libraries, Integrated Library System—Steering Committee, BTECH, patrons, and staff
  7. Communicate with all staff about cataloging issues
  8. Advise the Director of Cataloging on cataloger training needs and recommend solutions and/or plans
  9. Validate, maintain, and make available Library-wide cataloging and related documentation written by the Council or from other sources.

22 members to include representatives from: each of the Subject Councils; each self-cataloging OskiCat Library; Chair of BTECH; NRLF; Catalog Department: Monographic Cataloging; Serials Cataloging; Law Library; Library's Systems Office; Chair of the ILS-SC; the Director of Cataloging; and the Chair of the Cataloging & Metadata Council.

2 year term

Amanda Barone, Head, Original Cataloging Division, Catalog Department





Brion Baer

Earth Sciences and Map Library

(ex officio)

Armanda Barone

Cataloging & Metadata Council, Chair

(ex officio)

Randal Brandt

Bancroft Library

(ex officio)

Michael Campos-Quinn

Pacific Film Archive

(ex officio)

Mary Elings

Archivist for Digital Collections, Bancroft Library

(ex officio)

Rita Evans

Transportation Studies

(ex officio)

Frank Ferko

Music Library

(ex officio)

Cody Hennesy

Social Sciences Council


Terence Huwe

Institute for Research on Labor and Employment Library

(ex officio)

Haiqing Lin

East Asian Library

(ex officio)

Adnan Malik

Arts & Humanities Council


Steven Moody

Integrated Library System (ILS)

(ex officio)

Susan Powell

Sciences Council


Trina Pundurs

Serials Cataloging


Lisa Rowlison de Ortiz

Director, Catalog Department

(ex officio)

Matthew Schmitz

Web Advisory Group


Mark Takaro

Institute of Governmental Studies

(ex officio)

Robert Talbott

Catalog Department


Gisele Tanasse

Media Resources Center

(ex officio)

Chris Tarr

Law Library

(ex officio)

Robert Toyama

Ethnic Studies Library

(ex officio)

Jutta Wiemhoff


(ex officio)

Meeting schedule:
Third Tuesday every month, 1:30 - 3:00pm, 303 Doe Library

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