The purpose of the Cataloging Section is to provide a general forum for art catalogers and to develop and support programs of interest to catalogers at the annual conference. Many of the cataloging concerns raised by members of the Section are taken up by the Cataloging Advisory Committee, which prepares formal recommendations on cataloging policy.
Attribution Qualifiers for Artists' Names [PDF file]
Qualifiers such as "School of," "Pupil of," and "After" are commonly used by art historians to associate a work by an unknown artist with the name of a known artist whose oeuvre is stylistically similar or otherwise related to the work at hand. The terms in this list are intended to provide a controlled vocabulary for conveying attribution information about art works. The list was developed by the Cataloging Advisory Committee of the Art Libraries Society of North American (ARLIS/NA) in collaboration with the Data Standards Committee of the Visual Resources Association (VRA). Comments on the list or additional terms are most welcome.
Send comments to the current chair of the ARLIS/NA Cataloging Advisory Committee.
READ the MARBI discussion paper "Subject Access to Images" prepared by Elizabeth O'Keefe with input from Sherman Clarke and sponsored by ARLIS/NA and VRA.
NH Photography Classification Schedule (2004 revision) [PDF file]
The 2004 revision of the NH Photography Classification Schedule is now available for use. NH is an alternative classification schedule originally published in 1974 by ARLIS/NA for art libraries who do not wish to use the Library of Congress TR schedule for artistic photography. The revised version contains many new terms, an updated materials, supplies, etc. section, and a greatly expanded cinematography section.
ARLIS/UK & Ireland offers these cataloging publications for purchase:
Major libraries and bibliographic utilities:
Research resources for authority work:
Special materials cataloging:
Cataloging software for small libraries
One of these software packages may be appropriate for cataloging small private libraries. Links, prices and information are current as of April 2012.
Suggested Readings/Resources for Beginning Catalogers:
Chan, Lois Mai. Cataloging and Classification: An Introduction. Third Edition. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2007.
Cole, Timothy W. XML for Catalogers and Metadata Librarians. Santa Barbara, California: Libraries Unlimited, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2013.
Fawcett, Joe, Danny Ayers, and Liam R. E. Quin. Beginning XML. Fifth edition. Indianapolis, Indiana: Wrox, 2012.
"Introduction to Cataloging, Library Juice Academy." Accessed January 25, 2015. http://libraryjuiceacademy.com/005-intro-cataloging.php.
Maxwell, Robert L. FRBR: A Guide for the Perplexed. First edition. Chicago: Amer. Library Assn. Editions, 2009.
———. Maxwell's Guide to Authority Work. Chicago: Amer. Library Assn. Editions, 2002.
———. Maxwell's Handbook for RDA: Explaining and Illustrating RDA, Resource Description and Access Using MARC21. Chicago: Amer. Library Assn. Editions, 2013.
Mering, Margaret, ed. The RDA Workbook: Learning the Basics of Resource Description and Access. Santa Barbara, California: Libraries Unlimited, 2014.
Miller, Steven J. Metadata for Digital Collections. New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers, 2011.
OCLC. "Bibliographic Formats and Standards." Accessed January 25, 2015. http://www.oclc.org/bibformats/en.html.
Oliver, Chris. Introducing RDA: A Guide to the Basics. First edition. Chicago: Alpha Pub House, 2010.
"RDA: Resource Description & Access Training Materials." Accessed January 25, 2015. http://www.loc.gov/catworkshop/RDA training materials/index.html.
Weber, Mary Beth, and Fay Austin. Describing Electronic, Digital, and Other Media Using AACR and RDA: A How-To-Do-It Manual for Librarians. New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers, Inc., 2010.
"XML Tutorial." Accessed January 25, 2015. http://www.w3schools.com/xml/.
Zeng, Marcia Lei, and Jian Qin. Metadata. Second edition. Chicago: ALA Neal-Schuman, 2014.
For a complete list of conferences, sessions, and proceedings, please visit the ARLIS/NA Conferences page.
2004: New York City
2002: Joint ARLIS/NA-VRA Annual Conference in Saint Louis
2001: Los Angeles
1997: San Antonio