Classification Unit

The Classification Unit (CLASS) was formed in 1996 to complement work done by professional (original) catalogers who are presently in Metadata Creation. We are a high-volume production unit responsible for the creation of abbreviated metadata for incoming print monographs in nearly all European languages, including assignment of Library of Congress call numbers and subject keywords. CLASS staff possess a breadth of language and subject expertise and our Unit typically creates 16,000-18,000 records per year.

For questions about the Classification Unit, please contact the unit head Margaret Hughes.

Classification Unit documentation

This unit's documentation has been moved to Metadata Services and Classification Unit spaces on Consul (restricted access)