Cataloging & Metadata Services

Web page under review, Winter 2019

Cataloging and Metadata Services (CMS) consists of the following units: Catalog Librarians, Original Catalogers, Rare Materials Catalogers, and Metadata Services.

CMS Staff


The mission of Cataloging and Metadata Services (CMS) is to facilitate the discovery and delivery of information resources in support of the research and teaching needs of the scholarly community by applying expertise in the description and organization of materials.


The Cataloging and Metadata Services division supports the scholarly community by providing services related to the description and delivery of library resources.  The division consists of a team of experts in the description and organization of materials in all formats and in a variety of metadata schema following international standards and best practices.  Given our history of cataloging information resources and providing metadata advice to the Cornell community and beyond, this staff is positioned to provide metadata production, transformation, and consulting services.  We also ensure the longevity of the metadata itself by following and recommending best practices in the use of file formats and schema for sharing, re-use, and digital preservation.

LTS Cataloging Principles: Physical Material (Spring-Summer 2017): Working Document

Metadata Services Workflows And Tooling

Cataloging and Metadata Procedures