Cataloging Standards

MISSION STATEMENT of CATALOGERS in MARMOT MEMBER LIBRARIES
To insure database integrity with consistently clean data and standardized formats, catalogers should
adhere to national cataloging standards. Marmot guidelines reduce the number of duplicate records,
increase ease of use for patrons and staff, and provide better records for access on the Web.

CATALOGING REQUIREMENTS
The minimum requirements for a bibliographic record are listed in the Cataloging Standards document. This document is a basic cataloging guide. It does not cover every possible situation. Catalogers are expected to follow national cataloging standards even in cases not covered here. While Marmot will still accept AACR2 records, this document is based on RDA.