Cataloging/Metadata Services Mission Statement

Cataloging/Metadata Services Mission Statement

University of California, Riverside Libraries
Cataloging/Metadata Services Department

Mission Statement
Manuel Urrizola
April 18, 2008 

For questions about this document, please contact Manuel Urrizola.

The mission of UCR Libraries Cataloging & Metadata Services is one with the educational and research mission of the University of California, Riverside. Our mission is to support the educational and research needs of the faculty, librarians, students, staff, and community of UC Riverside by:

  • Quickly, accurately, efficiently, and economically cataloging all bibliographic resources in all languages and all formats, print and digital;
  • Providing convenient, easy-to-use, timely access to information;
  • Enhancing access with the establishment of authoritative names, titles, and subjects conforming to international standards and academic reference resources;
  • Facilitating the work of collection development, public service, and circulation;
  • Providing expertise on knowledge and information organization;
  • Implementing rigorous quality control of online public access catalog;
  • Adhering to the best practices of information and knowledge management;
  • Adopting the latest techniques and technologies in information retrieval;
  • Supporting a variety of research strategies, reflecting the cultural and subject diversity of the University; and,
  • Encouraging and supporting students to careers in information and database management.

In short, the mission of Cataloging & Metadata Services of the UCR Libraries is to provide the information needed for the faculty, students, and UCR community to achieve their educational and research goals and to provide that information quickly, easily, and meaningfully.

Last modified: 4/21/2008 4:42 PM by M. Potter

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