Reference resources for cataloguers

Useful resources for cataloguers.


Library library of Congress authority files

MARC country codes

Image metadata

NISO metadata for images in XML schema (MIX) is useful for when technical image metadata is needed

RSS 2.0 - might be considered for very lightweight metadata for Web 2.0 technologies, including discussion posts, forum posts, tweets, etc.

Audio metadata

Federal Agencies Audio-Visual Working Group (2009). Embedding metadata in digital audio files introductory discussion for the Federal Agencies Guideline

Poderator - a tool for creating metadata that can be read and processed by podcast applications, including iTunes. What metadata schema this tool uses is unclear

Video metadata

Microformats Wiki

Foreign language

Translations of common terms from several languages to help foreign language item cataloguing


Composer Cutter lists: 


Getty Institute Union List of Artist Names Online