Published 10/20/2021 6:11 PM CT,  Last Updated 12:18 PM CT

New Cataloging Maintenance Center Staff Collage -- Welcome!

The Cataloging Maintenance Center (CMC) has added five new catalogers to its team of experts. Read More...


posted: November 17, 2021 - 10:17am

Published 10/20/2021 11:11 AM CT

A collection of non-English language books cataloged by the Cataloging Maintenance Center, including books in Arabic, Korean, Japanese, and more.Do You Have a Foreign Language Special Collection? The Cataloging Maintenance Center Catalogs Foreign Language Materials for Free—from Arabic to Zulu

posted: October 20, 2021 - 11:11am

Published 9/27/2021 11:44 AM CT

CMC Cataloging Maintenance Center - Statewide Cataloging Support

The Cataloging Maintenance Center (CMC) provides cataloging services to libraries in the state of Illinois. If your item qualifies for cataloging with us there is absolutely no charge for our services. Local author and special collection materials all fall within our purview. Some examples of special collection materials are genealogy or local history. Local authors are also cataloged by the Cataloging Maintenance Center for free. Recently, the Cataloging Maintenance Center cataloged these local items:

Penny the Unbearable Pup, by Katlyn Gobleck, for Crab Orchard Public Library

Penny is a rescue pup...

posted: September 27, 2021 - 11:32am

Published 8/23/2021 10:44 AM CT

CMC Cataloging Maintenance Center - Statewide Cataloging SupportErin Rose and Heidi Margold had been working on transcribing, editing, describing, and uploading the Marshall Public Library Oral History Project to Illinois Digital Archives since July 2019. At the end of it all, 256 interviews, approximately 187 hours, were uploaded to the Illinois Digital Archives on July 30, 2021.

posted: August 23, 2021 - 10:28am

Published 8/10/2021 5:15 PM CT

CMC: Cataloging Maintenance CenterThe Cataloging Maintenance Center (CMC) began accepting college interns this summer through their new internship program.

Two students from the University of Illinois masters’ program in library and information studies, Katie Peterson and Sarah Schwartz, have been serving as interns for the CMC to receive college credit. Both students have been working remotely due to the pandemic and have used Zoom and Teams for training and discussions. Katie and Sarah have been helping...

posted: August 10, 2021 - 5:17pm

Published 6/25/2021 4:52 PM CT

photo (see article)Library staff from the Joliet Junior College Library (JJC) in Joliet, Illinois, asked the Cataloging Maintenance Center (CMC) to catalog their digitized oral history collection. The CMC is currently cataloging the 89 digitized transcripts. In the 1970s...

posted: June 25, 2021 - 4:52pm

Published 6/10/2021 10:13 AM CT

The Cataloging Maintenance Center (CMC) was approached by Judson University, a private evangelical Christian liberal arts university in Elgin, Illinois, to catalog five Korean books donated to them by visiting professor, Rev. Dr. Dae Sik Yang.

posted: June 10, 2021 - 10:13am

Published 4/30/2021 12:03 PM CT

Civil War Fractional CurrencyIn the fall of 1861, during the U.S. Civil War, the Union was not doing well and people began to panic from the uncertainty. They were afraid that the warring governments would start issuing paper currency to pay the war debt which would become worthless. Since coin required...

posted: April 30, 2021 - 12:02pm

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