Cataloging Non-English Materials

Wednesday, 8/28/2019
  • 2:00 PM-3:00 PM (Eastern)
  • 1:00 PM-2:00 PM (Central)
  • 12:00 PM-1:00 PM (Mountain)
  • 11:00 AM-12:00 PM (Pacific)

This webinar was presented on August 28, 2019. Access the recording and materials now:

This webinar uses the non-English materials at Mississippi State University Libraries collections to illustrate the principles of cataloging materials in Non-English languages. Attention will be given to the various online tools available to translate these materials and where information may be obtained, the rules (both RDA and LC-PCC statements) guiding the description of these materials, and highlights cases where further research was needed.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the webinar, the attendees should be able to

  • Utilize online tools for translation of non-English materials
  • Understand rules governing the cataloging of non-English materials
  • Understand needed research methods for cataloging non-English materials
  • Know which outside resources to use when “stuck” on a piece

Who Should Attend

Library catalogers of all library types


Joy DuBose is Assistant Professor and Special Collections Cataloger at Mississippi State University.
Preston Salisbury is Assistant Professor and Monographic Cataloging Team Leader at Mississippi State University.



A recording of this webinar is now available since the six-month date of the presentation has passed.

How to Register

No registration required.

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For all other questions or comments related to the webinars, contact Megan Dougherty, ALCTS Program Officer, Continuing Education at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5038 or