Cataloging and Metadata Services

Cataloging and Metadata Services provides access to scholarly materials in the Dartmouth College Library collection to support research, teaching and scholarship in the Dartmouth College community and the international academic community.

Cataloging and Metadata Services is responsible for organizing, describing, and cataloging the Dartmouth College Library collection. We are responsible for the development and maintenance of the Dartmouth College Library Catalog, and for the development and implementation of policies and standards that govern the creation and maintenance of the metadata that describe the collection.

Cataloging and Metadata Services reports to the Associate Librarian for Access and Collection Strategies.


These following services are for library staff use only. Library users needing assistance should click on the "Ask Us" button above.

  • Rush processing: for cataloging in-process materials when they are needed for a patron or for course reserves.
  • E-resources cataloging: for new free electronic resources or updating existing electronic resources records.
  • Collection management (Print Materials):
    • Materials to be transferred, reclassed or relabeled
    • Questions about Library Catalog records
    • Corrections to Library Catalog records
    • Discard or withdraw materials
  • Consultation services:
    • Assistance with item record training
    • Information about metadata standards for digital library projects
    • Information about the Cataloging & Metadata Services department: outreach, tours, orientation, etc.
  • Contact us to request information and services from the department.

Information about the library catalog