Online directories of professional tools and resources

A list of general resources and resources to assist cataloguers working with visual resources, serials, maps, foreign languages and web resources.

General resources

ACRL (Association of College and Research Libraries) Rare Book and Manuscripts Section: rare book cataloguing resources directory

The American Library Association has produced tools and resources ranging from technical from lists of useful websites to tools and resources for cataloguing and classification

The Cataloguer’s Reference Shelf offers a useful and well organised hub of resources (last updated in 2008)

The metadata tab of the Federal Geographic Data Committee offers links to many specialist metadata standards and conversion tools

Memorial University library have produced a comprehensive directory of quality resources, including DC, METS and MEDS

Internet library for librarians: packed with useful reference resources and a directory of cataloguing websites

Visual resources

ARLIS (the Art Libraries Society) has compiled a directory of art cataloguing resources


Vanderbilt University library have produced a directory of serial cataloguing resources


Maps and cartography

Cartographic cataloguing resources are available from the Western Association of Map Libraries' Map Librarian’s Toolbox

British Cartographic Society Map Curators' Toolkit

The University at Buffalo has created a 'toolbox' of resources for map cataloguers