Notes Fields in Metadata Records Generated by the Children’s and Young Adults’ Cataloguing Program: Exploration of Support for General Specific Needs of School Library Users


  • Oksana Zavalina



metadata, notes fields, CYAC, school library


Notes fields in metadata records used in school library catalogs provide important value added and facilitate resource discovery for students and teachers. Variety of notes are intended to support general user tasks, as well as specific user tasks of school library users. The study reported in this paper examined levels and patterns of application of summary notes, audience notes, grade level notes, reading interest level notes, study program information notes, table of contents notes etc. in the bibliographic records created by the United States Library of Congress Children’s and Young Adults’ Cataloguing Program for fiction books between 2014 and 2020.