The Metadata & Discovery Services Department (formerly Cataloging & Metadata Services) is responsible for the description of library resources across multiple library platforms, including the Library catalog and Digital Collections. This resource description work is for the collections in Richter Library general stacks, Special Collections, University Archives, Cuban Heritage Collection, Weeks Music Library, Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science Library, Newman Information Resources Center (Business) and Paul Buisson Architecture Library.
Metadata & Discovery Services serves to:
- Describe all physical and electronic resources acquired and retained by the library through up-to-date cataloging and metadata practices, with particular emphasis on providing access to the Libraries’ most unique holdings.
- Engage external and internal users about metadata standards, production, transformation, and consulting services.
- Ensure the integrity and quality of all bibliographic/descriptive data developed by the Libraries.
Metadata & Discovery Services is a department within the Libraries’ Information Management & Systems Division and is located on the third floor of the Richter Library.