The Acquired Cataloging Section is responsible for cataloging print monographic materials and mixed media using available Library of Congress copy or member library copy (with classification and subject analysis as appropriate) in OCLC in all subjects and languages.
The Authorities Section is responsible for coordinating and providing post-cataloging authority control maintenance activities related to name, series, subject, and name/title access in the Libraries catalog. Members of the Section act as resources in the area of authority control, establish series authority records for copy and some original catalogers, and provide NACO training as needed.
The Database Maintenance Section consists of two units: the Maintenance Unit and the Marking Unit. The function of Database Maintenance is to maintain the quality of bibliographic and holding records in GIL, the UGA Libraries' online catalog, to process added copies, added locations, added volumes, location transfers, withdrawals, possible duplicates, and to prepare materials for transfer to the Repository.
Monographs Original Cataloging
The Monographs Original Cataloging Section is responsible for original cataloging and classification of the Libraries' print and electronic monographic materials and mixed media in all languages and subjects, including the input of new records into OCLC and editing of records lacking Library of Congress classification numbers and/or subject headings. Monographs Original Cataloging participates in NACO and the OCLC Enhance program for books.
The Music Cataloging Section is responsible for both original and copy cataloging and classification of music scores, music sound recordings, and music videorecordings in all languages, including input of new records into OCLC and editing of existing records on OCLC or in GIL. The section also performs most physical processing of music materials. The Section Head participates in the OCLC Enhance program for sound recordings and the NACO Music project (the national project for contributing records for music-related headings to the Library of Congress name authority file).
The Serials Cataloging Section is responsible for both original and copy cataloging of serials in all formats and languages, including input of new records in OCLC and editing of existing records in OCLC and GIL. The section also recatalogs serials when they undergo signification title or publication changes. The section is also responsible for additing and revising serials holdings information, withdrawing serials, and transferring serials between locations. The Serials Cataloging Section participates in the CONSER program.