The Technical Services Division is responsible for describing, organizing and providing access to the collections of the NOAA Central Library. Our Metadata and Cataloging Librarians follow national and international standards for creation of metadata, and our policies and procedures emphasize the exceptional depth and quality of the metadata we produce for physical and digital materials. Many of our local practices and cataloging policies can be explored in our Technical Services Manual.
In addition to describing and organizing library resources, the Technical Services Division often undertakes projects to help organize information for other NOAA offices, branches and divisions. Past and ongoing partnerships include: