Just Catalog It! Providing Access to 3-D Materials

Wednesday, 11/15/2017
  • 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 November 15, 2017. Access the recording and webinar materials now:

If we expect our users to be able to find our collections of games and three-dimensional materials, we must catalog them. We will explain how to catalog these materials using current cataloging standards. We also will discuss how to increase the discoverability of these catalog records by applying facets and genre terms. Facets allow the user to narrow searches by choosing clearly defined subcategories. Genre terms allow the user to search for particular types of resources. We will share our experiences in applying current cataloging standards, facets, and genre terms to meet user needs when cataloging a large collection of tabletop games. 

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion, attendees will:

  • Understand why games and other three-dimensional materials must be cataloged if they are to be accessible to users
  • Understand how discovery layers in the catalog will enhance user access to games and other three-dimensional materials
  • Understand how genre terms will enhance discovery of games and other three-dimensional materials

Who Should Attend

Academic, public, school libraries with collections of three-dimensional materials


Diane Robson is Media Librarian at the University of North Texas. She manages collection development, cataloging, and outreach related to games and gaming for the UNT Libraries. Diane plans and hosts events that bring students and Denton residents together to play, learn, and create games.
Kevin Yanowski is the Catalog Management Librarian at the University of North Texas Libraries. He is interested in research on cataloging unique collections, patron-catalog interaction, and accessibility in electronic resources. 
Catherine Sassen is Principal Catalog Librarian at the University of North Texas Libraries. She has published and presented on cataloging, indexing, assessment, and career development. 



A recording of the webinar will be available at no charge six months from the date of the presentation.


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