Cartographic Cataloging

General Policy

This document is written for catalogers of cartographic material in the Yale University Library system. It provides cataloging checklists and records local policy and procedures.

This document does not teach cartographic cataloging or thoroughly explain the content of map records and related MARC fields. To use this document, be familiar with cartographic cataloging rules and practices. The majority of RDA instructions relating to descriptive elements for cartographic images are found in:

RDA Section 1" Recording Attributes of Manifestation and Item -- chapters 1,2, and 3

RDA Section 2 "Recording Attributes of Work and Expression -- chapters 6 and 7

Appendix B (information on Abbreviations) and Appendix D (on punctuation or "surtaxes")