Published 4/13/2021 4:53 PM CT

CMC: Cataloging Maintenance Center - Statewide Cataloging SupportWhat a NAR is and how you can request a new one

One of the many tasks performed by the Cataloging Maintenance Center (CMC) is the contribution of Name Authority Records (NAR) to the Library of Congress. NARs are records which give the authoritative form (the form selected for a heading) of a personal name, corporate name, family name, or place name. Authority records ensure consistency is created for each authorized heading (authorized access point) for a proper name, etc.

posted: April 13, 2021 - 4:47pm

Published 2/24/2021 12:26 PM CT

3 books from Roosevelt University Library's Roosevelt CollectionRoosevelt University Library, Chicago, has an extensive collection of New Deal materials (hence their name, Roosevelt University), and they recently asked the Cataloging Maintenance Center to catalog their Roosevelt Collection.

posted: February 24, 2021 - 12:46pm

This image shows a tracking sheet, the ExpressScribe program, and a final transcript in Microsoft Word.

In 2020 the Cataloging Maintenance Center (CMC) transcribed 261 oral history interviews for the Marshall Public Library.


posted: January 4, 2021 - 4:45pm

Collection of Music CDs

The Cataloging Maintenance Center (CMC) staff at the Champaign office was asked to catalog CDs from Roosevelt University in Chicago that are part of a special collection.

The first delivery contained 259 total items divided in 3 boxes. Some of the genres of the CDs include operas, Gregorian chants, symphonies, and suites.

posted: December 7, 2020 - 3:52pm

U.S. Census. Bertie County, North Carolina


The Cataloging Maintenance Center (CMC) recently cataloged Census documents for the Metropolis Public Library.

posted: November 16, 2020 - 4:13pm

Published 10/6/2020

5 photos of the Dixon Public LibraryThe Cataloging Maintenance Center (CMC) was asked to catalog a series of old photographs for the Dixon Public Library they found in the basement. The photographs were mounted on mat board and date back to the late 1800s or early 1900s. One of the exciting things about finding these photographs is that...

posted: October 6, 2020 - 2:44pm

CMC Cataloging Maintenance Center - Statewide Cataloging Support.

The Cataloging Maintenance Center (CMC) is busy preparing for the Illinois Library Association (ILA) conference that will be held October 20-22. The CMC is presenting Looking at the Past for Your Future on October 20, 1:45-2:45 PM.

posted: September 15, 2020 - 2:06pm

Orange County California Genealogical Society

The Cataloging Maintenance Center (CMC) recently presented at the PrairieCat Users Group (PUG) Virtual Conference on cataloging genealogy items in their presentation Who, What, Where, When, Why, and How: Cataloging Maintenance Center (CMC) Catalogs Your Local Genealogy Items.

posted: August 31, 2020 - 11:51am

Do It for Chappie

During the last few weeks, the Cataloging Maintenance Center (CMC) staff have been busy working from home cleaning up records for the PrairieCat database, SHARE database, transcribing oral histories for Marshall Public Library and preparing and presenting webinars for SWAN.

posted: June 25, 2020 - 6:40pm

CMC Cataloging Maintenance Center

The Cataloging Maintenance Center (CMC) provides and develops training courses that can be accessed via electronic methods, including Zoom and Moodle.

posted: June 8, 2020 - 1:21pm