The Metadata Development Unit specializes in cataloging select monographs unique to Stanford, as well as most non-book materials. While most of the new acquisitions at Stanford are copy-cataloged through a combination of vendor-supplied cataloging and local copy cataloging, these streamlined processes are not available or appropriate for all materials. Many of the more esoteric and priority monographs fall in the special category cataloged by the MDU staff, as do non-book formats, including serials, selected audiovisual materials, and electronic resources. Catalogers in the Unit apply PCC standards as a default and contribute to the BIBCO, NACO, and SACO cooperative cataloging programs, including the NACO Hebraica Funnel (hosted at Stanford).
For questions about the Metadata Development Unit, please contact the unit head Joanna Dyla