I would suggest you post your question to the OLAC-L or go to the OLAC website (  There are some very well trained and respected cartographic catalogers there.


Scott Piepenburg


Head of Cataloging

Valdosta State University

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From: Program for Cooperative Cataloging [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Julie Carmen
Sent: Friday, February 19, 2016 11:29 AM
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Subject: [PCCLIST] Cataloging Globes?


Hello all,


I have the honor of cataloging our newest planetary globes at Brooks Library. One set will be circulating and the second set will be non-circulating.  I am not sure how to approach the task, other than creating a record in OCLC, adjusting header/leader to represent globes, putting in our local location with RDA standards, but as it comes from our GovPubs department, I'm just not feeling confident.


In addition, I am using RDA standards.


Before I begin my research in this new challenge, I am hopeful that some of you are familiar with cataloging globes and will share with us your best practices.


Thank you for sharing. 




Julie Carmen

Assistant Professor |Cataloging & Digital Initiatives Librarian

James E. Brooks Library, Rm 103B

400 East University Way

Central Washington University

Ellensburg, WA 98926