Special Collections Cataloging: Monographs

Wednesday, 10/24/2018
  • 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 session was presented on October 24, 2018. Access the recording and materials now:

This is part 1 of a two-part series. 

This webinar is intended for catalogers who have little or no experience with rare and unique materials but who nonetheless find themselves faced with a rare or unique item to catalog. The presenter will share general principles, best practices, and tips for cataloging and processing single item monographs. This webinar is a companion to Special Collections Cataloging: Manuscripts.


Learning Outcomes

The attendees will be able to recognize and use the MARC fields specific to rare and unique monographs.

Who Should Attend

Catalogers of all levels who are beginners when it comes to special collections.


Melissa De Fino is the head of Special Collections and Formats Cataloging at Rutgers University Libraries. As such, she is responsible for acquisitions, cataloging, and metadata for rare and unique materials in all formats, as well as all music, media, and maps. She has been cataloging special collections for fourteen years.



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

How to Register

No registration required.

Tech Requirements

Computer with Internet access (high-speed connection is best) and media player software. Headphones recommended.

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