York University Libraries Cataloguing and Metadata Committee Home Page

Created: 98/02/04 Updated: 2015/02/12 Questions and comments to: Committee Chair


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Terms of Reference

Discuss and adopt metadata standards and cataloguing rules and procedures in order to optimize access to library resources.

Promote consistent application of metadata standards and cataloguing rules across all university departments adding content to local ILS (Sirsi). Take issues to appropriate committees for consultation and/or information. Identify and respond to opportunities to contribute York generated metadata records describing York’s unique collections to appropriate systems, databases, etc.  Monitor new technologies in cataloguing and metadata and serve as an advisory board to the Libraries and the York community.

Review new releases and other SIRSI changes to determine and implement database policy and workflow changes and revision of documentation. Work with appropriate groups as required for issues and initiatives related to discovery layers, electronic resource management systems (ERMS) and other applications.

Determine training needs of staff both within YUL and across the university as appropriate (e.g. resource centres). Develop appropriate training and staff development programs in metadata and cataloguing.

Disseminate information pertaining to developments in cataloguing and metadata.

Meetings 2015

Meets 9:30 – 11:30 Room 108C Scott Library

January 20
February 17
March 17
April 21
May 19
June 16
July 21
August 18
September 15
October 20
November 17
December 15


Committee Members 2014/2015


Associate University Librarian Collections and Research
Head Bibliographic Services York University Libraries
Head Technical Services Osgoode Hall Law School Library
Manager Scholarly Resources York University Libraries
Cataloguing Coordinator York University Libraries
Cataloguing Assistant York University Libraries
Cataloguing Librarians Bibliographic Services
Library Information Systems Application Support Specialist (TBA)
Public Services Librarian York University Libraries (TBA)

Cataloguing Committee Notes

The notes of all the Cataloguing Committee meetings are in Microsoft Word format and are available on KAPPA. They are located in the Cataloguing Committee directory which is in the Public directory and then in the Permanent subdirectory on KAPPA. The minutes are stored in subdirectories of the Cataloguing Committee directory and arranged by year beginning with 1997.

To view the notes of the most recent Cataloguing Committee meeting, just click on the hypertext link displayed below:


Links to Local Documents

Links to External Documents

Cataloguing Electronic Resources

Cataloguing Maps

Links to Cataloguing Resources

Links to Cataloguing Training Resources

Links to SIRSI Information