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Janelle Sullivan
Library Technical Services

I work in Tech Services, cataloging various types of library materials. We work with an international database to locate cataloged records we can download to our local database , but many materials need extensive editing or original cataloging. I work with books and various non-book materials. I use the Library of Congress and National Library of Medicine classification schedules for call numbers and subject headings Although Marcive is our authority vendor, with the addition of RDA authority records, we have needed a more extensive and time consuming reconciliation of our local database. I catalog original bibliographic records in RDA. It is a challenge to keep up with all the revisions and "best practices" of the ever-changing RDA Toolkit. Eventually, we will reap the rewards of linked-data and a more global presence on the semantic web.

My favorite hobby is reading ( not too surprising - being exposed to so many great materials on a daily basis)! I also enjoy writing, spending time with family, and spiritual intercession.

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