Basic Orbis/YUL Glossary

050 MARC variable field used to record call numbers using the Library of Congress classification. Sometimes used as a shorthand for LC cataloging copy. Often pronounced "oh five oh"
2 check Near copy, e.g. cataloging is for a different edition or a different publisher of the same work. (SML searching jargon usually represented with 2 check marks)
3 check Cataloging copy for the same edition. (SML searching jargon usually represented with 3 check marks)
AACR2 Anglo-American Cataloging Rules, 2nd ed. An international set of rules for the description of bibliographic items and for the choice and form of entry for access points used to retrieve the record of the item described. Sometimes used as a shorthand term for bibliographic records following AACR2 rules for description and access (choice and form of entry). Standard full and core level cataloging at Yale follows both AACR2 and the LCRIs.
access point
  1. A name, term, code, etc. under which a bibliographic record may be searched and identified
  2. In computer-based information storage and retrieval, a field designated as a means of access to a record or file
added entry see ENTRY
aggregator "A company that provides digitized access to the content of many different serials and other resources, often from a variety of different publishers. Aggregators may also be called by other terms, including but not limited to: distributors, vendors, or secondary publishers. Aggregators provide access to digitized material through a searchable database. Generally the collections that aggregators produce fall into two different categories: those that provide access to complete issues of journal titles and those that contain the text to selected articles from journal issues."--CONSER Cataloging Manual
ALA American Library Association; the most general and largest U.S. professional librarians association. Has 2 conferences every year, the main conference is in the summer in late June; the smaller Midwinter conference is in January.
ALA character set ALA approved set of characters consisting of diacritics and special characters plus standard alphanumeric set characters.
analyze; analysis

Cataloging technique used to provide access to individual works that are part of a larger work.

1. Cataloger creates separate bibliographic records for the individual works and links the records for the individual works to the record for the larger work with a series added entry. ["classed-together analyzed"] Or,
2. Cataloger creates separate bibliographic records for the individual works and the individual works with a series added entry (but no bibliographic record is created for the larger work). ["classed separately'] Or,
3. Cataloger adds analytical added entries for the individual works to the bibliographic record of the larger work..

ANSI/NISO Z39.71-1999 American National Standard/National Information Standards Z39.71-1999. Standard used for recording volume holdings; often referred to as "ANSI standards" or "ANSI/NISO" standards.
AUL (Yale) Associate University Librarian
authority control The methods by which the authoritative forms of names, subjects, uniform titles, etc. used as headings in a file of bibliographic records are consistently applied and maintained.
authority file A set of authority records establishing the authoritative forms of headings to be used in bibliographic records.
authority record A record which shows a heading in the form established for use in bibliographic records. The record will generally cite the sources consulted in establishing the heading, and notes information found in the sources as justification of the chosen form of entry and the specified references.
AUTOCAT Moderated electronic list focusing on cataloging issues and procedures; U.S. based with international contributors. Includes job postings. Link to the AUTOCAT archive is on Cataloging at Yale: Tools and Resources.