Who We Are

Cornell University Library Technical Services
110 Olin Library, Cornell University, Ithaca NY 14853

Technical Services at the Cornell University Library keep the collections vital and up to date by procuring new library materials and organizing them for easy and convenient use. We maintain the Library's online catalog, e-resource discovery systems, and numerous finding tools for special and digital collections.

Working collegially with other Library units, we define policies and practices that assure responsive and timely access to the Library's rich and varied collections of print and digital materials. Further, we make Cornell's world-class collections known to students, scholars and researchers all over the world by contributing our online catalog records to the OCLC bibliographic database.

Licensing, managing, and troubleshooting access to the Library's ever-expanding collection of networked e-resources is a technical services growth area. Another growth area is metadata consulting and production services, which increase the value of digital collections inside and outside the Library by making these collections easier to find, use, and share.

Technical Services consists of the divisions of Acquisitions & E-Resource Licensing Services, Automation, Assessment & Post-Cataloging Services, and Cataloging & Metadata Services. If you wish to get in touch with someone in Technical Services and know who you are calling, please use the staff directory. If you have a specific question for someone in the unit, please see the contact list for information. For further information on LTS and its objectives, see LTS Priorities.