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Bibliographic Data Management Department

The Department's functions and responsibilities include:

  • Analyzing the content of and describing the Library's books, journals, DVDs, and electronic resources
  • Applying the appropriate descriptions, subject terms and classification to records for resources
  • Creating and maintaining the Library catalogue by adding and updating MARC bibliographic records and holdings information for the Library's collections
  • Ensuring the quality of the data in the Library catalogue, performing authority control and building appropriate user reference structures
  • Creating original bibliographical records for all Irish legal deposit and also contributing to the UK Shared Cataloguing Programme
  • Submitting records to the Name Authority Cooperative Program (NACO) and Subject Authority Cooperative Program (SACO)
  • Providing user education