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This information that will help the cataloger produce uniform MARC (machine readable cataloging) records for the Pathfinder Central catalog. Our Integrated Library System, Koha, uses AACR2 (Anglo-American cataloging rules, 2nd ed.) protocols. As you are cataloging, a question mark (?) precedes each field. If you click on this (?) it will take you to a full explanation of the field, including those fields that require indicators.

Resource Description and Access (RDA) cataloging was fully implemented and adopted by the Library of Congress as of March 2013. Many records that you import will reflect RDA cataloging. RDA records will have words “spelled out” that are normally abbreviated in AACR2. In addition, the publishing information will show in the 264 field, leaving our 260 field empty. RDA adds three new fields in the 300’s, the 336, 337, 338. Previously it was necessary to edit RDA records to make them AACR2 compatible. However, as of July 1, 2013 our local KOHA administrator modified the framework so that we can now accept imported RDA records and the information will be stored.

Table of Contents   (Click on the chapter description to open)

Chapter 1  Pathfinder Central Cataloging Policies
Chapter 2  000 Fields
Chapter 3  200 Fields/GMD list
Chapter 4  300 Fields
Chapter 5  400 Fields
                    Online Resources for Series
Chapter 6  500, 600, & 700 Fields
Chapter 7  800 & 900 Fields
Chapter 8  Cataloging a book – AACR2
                Cataloging a book – RDA
Chapter 9  Cataloging a large print book
Chapter 10  Cataloging a DVD
Chapter 11  Cataloging a Blu-Ray
Chapter 12  Cataloging a Combo Pack
Chapter 13  Cataloging a Music CD
Chapter 14  Cataloging an Audio Cassette
Chapter 15  Cataloging a CD audiobook
Chapter 16  Cataloging a Book+Audio Combo
Chapter 17  Cataloging an MP3 CD
Chapter 18  Cataloging a Playaway (audio)
Chapter 19  Cataloging a Playaway (video)
Chapter 20  Cataloging a Television series – Complete
                  Cataloging a Television series – Broken Apart
Chapter 21  Cataloging a Video game
Chapter 22  Cataloging Terminology

Central Kansas Library System (CKLS) offers a variety of services to insure materials are processed for maximum accessibility for library patrons. In an effort to expand services to assist more libraries in meeting the goal of making a difference in the community, we have identified some services traditionally offered that are no longer cost effective.  

Effective 06/01/2016 CKLS will process books in the following ways:

Paperback books, new or used, with a spine less than 7 mm will not be covered with laminate. We will be happy to catalog, attach a spine label, spine label protector and library barcode protector. This includes Scholastic thin paperbacks.

Paperback books in the following condition will be cataloged, have a spine label, spine label protector and library barcode protector attached. The paperback will not be laminated.

Excessively creased spine
Yellowed pages
Bent and torn covers
Water damage
Excessive odor
Warped covers
Cobwebs, dirt and other markings

Hardcover books in the following condition will be cataloged, have spine label, spine label protector and library barcode protector. The jackets will not be covered with Mylar.

Broken spines
Yellowed pages
Torn covers
Water damaged
Excessive odor
Warped covers

Books donated by CKLS to libraries will have new spine labels and barcodes attached. In some cases the outer jacket will be removed if the book has a printed cover in better condition.

If your library would like to cover the items, CKLS offers laminate and Mylar book jackets in a variety of sizes at a reduced rate. Scroll to the bottom for a complete list of supplies available for purchase. There are many excellent videos on how to cover books on the Internet. With a focus on emerging trends and developments in online education, has been informing prospective students since 2009. provides FREE student guides and college search information, along with expert advice from Melissa Venable, PhD, an experienced online instructor and thought leader.
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