CMS: Catalog and Metadata Services

About Us


Catalog and Metadata Services (CMS) provides the conceptual framework (e.g. resource descriptions, subject headings, classification, metadata mapping) that supports access to Yale's collections in 650 different languages and virtually all academic disciplines. Each year we catalog over 100,000 books, journals, microfilms, databases, websites, DVDs, e-books, and other kinds of materials. We provide an expanding array of core and specialized services, such as cataloging for physical and digital objects and metadata expertise for digital programs, and we  work proactively to improve Orbis, Yufind, Metalib, and other databases that support teaching, learning, and research at Yale. We also offer documentation and training to enhance services and initiatives and support institutional memory.

Core Services


  • Tag Table and Templates (contact: Tom Bolze)

For Staff