Compiled by the Utah State Library, an overview of cataloging and classification for the uninitiated. Includes links to documentation for basic rules and practices and other cataloger's tools.
Library Catalog (SDLN)
Describes, indexes, & locates items owned by the SD State Library, as well as 70+ other SD libraries, including every academic library in SD.
Category: books and literature, professional and scholarly, South Dakota
A worldwide catalog of 56 million items found in 9,000+ libraries, including State Library & 25+ SD libraries. Additional indexes to books, articles, dissertations, and archive material are also available.
Access From (with username/library card barcode and password): home, library and school campus, state government
Category: books and literature, education and libraries, encyclopedias, general, professional and scholarly
Minnesota State Colleges & Universities (MnSCU) Libraries (PALS)
University of Minnesota Libraries catalog
statewide virtual library that electronically links you to Minnesota's rich library resources.
ODIN: Online Dakota Informatin Network
North Dakota statewide library catalog (PALS)
North Dakota State University Libraries Catalog
Traverse des Sioux Library System (TdS)
service agency that serves all public libraries in the following Minnesota counties: Blue Earth, Brown, Faribault, LeSueur, Martin, Nicollet, Sibley, Waseca, Watonwan.
Library of Congress
The Library of Congress is the nation's oldest federal cultural institution and serves as the research arm of Congress.
- Classification and Shelflisting
The Library of Congress Classification (LCC) is a classification system that was first developed in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries to organize and arrange the book collections of the Library of Congress.
- Cutter Table
Guidelines for using the LC Online Shelflist and formulating a literary author number. Another list of LC Cutter Tables has been compiled by Memorial University Libraries of Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada.
- MARC Standards
The MARC formats are standards for the representation and communication of bibliographic and related information in machine-readable form.
- Library of Congress Online Catalog
A good resource for finding MARC tag information and call numbers.
A worldwide library cooperative, Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) is a nonprofit, membership, computer library service and research organization dedicated to the public purposes of furthering access to the worldâ€™s information and reducing information costs.
The Bibliographic Formats and Standards is a guide to machine-readable cataloging records in WorldCat (the OCLC® Online Union Catalog). It provides tagging conventions, input standards and guidelines for entering information into WorldCat.
Experience the power of the Dewey Decimal Classification system on the Web! Provided by the South Dakota State Library to school and public libraries, WebDewey gives you access to an enhanced version of the DDC database.
- all content from DDC 23, including quarterly updates (new developments, new built numbers, and additional electronic index terms)
- updated PPT mappings to Edition 23 numbers in the areas of computer science and law
- thousands of Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) that have been statistically mapped to Dewey numbers from records in WorldCat (the OCLC Online Union Catalog) and intellectually mapped by DDC editors
- thousands of Relative Index terms and built numbers not available in print
- links from mapped LCSH to the LCSH authority records
- selected mappings from Medical Subject Headings (MeSH)
Learn more about WebDewey through the WebDewey tutorial .
To register to use WebDewey call 1-800-423-6665 (SD ONLY) or contact:
More Information on the Dewey Decimal System is available:
- How to Use the Dewey Decimal System
compiled by the Monroe County Public Library, Monroe County, Indiana.
- “Do We” Really Know Dewey
a Project for Students by Students, created from the Nettleton Intermediate Center, Jonesboro, Arkansas.
- How one library pioneer profoundly influenced modern librarianship
OCLC's biography of Melvil Dewey.
LSTA Five Year Plan
Library Services and Technology Act South Dakota State Library Five Year Plan: 2013-2017
Approved June 2012, Resubmitted Sept 2012 | IMLS Approval Letter
Did You Know...
An alternative way to access the Library Catalog is by logging into your ECardPlus. If you don't have a card, that's OK — just click "Guest" and you can search any SDLN Library's catalog.
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