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Research Guides

Cataloguing Resources

A guide to resources on cataloguing and classification for the University of Toronto Libraries system.

Mailing Lists & Discussion Boards



CILIP Cataloging and Indexing Group (CIG)

ISKO List of Conferences

  • Official site (scroll down to the section “Coming KO Events”)

NASIG Conference Archives

OLA Superconference

  • The annual conference usually offers (pre-conference) workshops on RDA and the occasional session about specific cataloguing issues
  • 2015 conference


ALCTS Youtube playlist of cataloguing webinars

ALCTS Cataloging and RDA webinars (fees required)

Library of Congress’ Digital Future and You webcasts

Library of Congress Program for Cooperative Cataloging webcasts (includes discussions about BIBFRAME, Linked Data, RDA)

OCLC Cataloging and Metadata webinars

OCLC Youtube playlists

Online Workshops & Training

ALCTS Fundamentals Web Course Series

Library of Congress, Catalogers’ Learning Workshop

RDA Cake (RDA Canadian Knowledge Exchange) Wiki

  • Includes training documents, conference workshops and presentation slides used by Canadian trainers

RDA Toolkit


Most blogs that are focused on cataloguing are tracked by the blog aggregator Planet Cataloging ( The RSS feeds available through Planet Cataloging include: 

  • Bibliographic Wilderness
  • Catalogablog
  • Cataloging Futures
  • Celeripedean
  • Coyle's InFormation
  • First thus
  • High Visibility Cataloguing
  • Lorcan Dempsey's weblog
  • Metadata Matters (Diane Hillmann)
  • The Serials Cataloger
  • What's the point?

Other cataloging blogs not covered by Planet Cataloging:


Whenever available to the U of T community, titles are linked to the UTL catalogue record for the e-journal. 


CLIR Digitizing Hidden Collections (Grant Program)

  • This program replaces the former CLIR Cataloging Hidden Special Collections & Archives program, which awarded its final round of grants in December 2014

Foundation Grants for Preservation (Library of Congress 2010 Cumulation)

  • The 2010 Cumulation is the latest available listing
  • Includes some grants that cover the cataloguing of special collections