Copeland named head of Cataloging and Metadata Services

October 21, 2014

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Ann Copeland has been named head of Cataloging and Metadata Services, in the University Libraries at Penn State. In this position, she will oversee staff cataloging physical materials as well as staff on the Digital Access Team working to create metadata in service of Penn State’s repositories, publishing services and digital projects.

An associate librarian, Copeland has years of experience with performing original cataloging (serials, monographs, rare and unique materials and metadata for digital projects); has taught and trained graduate students and staff to do cataloging and authority work; has participated in standards development by serving on editorial teams of “Descriptive Cataloging of Rare Materials” and the Rare Books and Manuscripts Controlled Vocabularies. Copeland notes, “A memorable experience was when the Special Collections Cataloging Team created an approach to describing a large number of printed birth and baptismal certificates that were full of manuscript genealogical information; we published an article on the experience and then turned the cataloging records into metadata for the digital project, ‘Pennsylvania German Broadsides and Fraktur.’”

Since January 2013, Copeland has been the interim co-head of Cataloging and Metadata Services, serving concurrently as special collections cataloging librarian since April 2001, when she began her tenure at Penn State. Prior to that, Copeland has worked at the University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign) Library, Drew University in New Jersey and the University of Maryland Baltimore County.

She received a bachelor of arts degree in English from Earlham College and an master of science degree in library science from Columbia University.

For more information, call Public Relations and Marketing at 814-863-4240.

  • Ann Copeland

    Ann Copeland is head of Cataloging and Metadata Services in the University Libraries at Penn State.

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