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Sevim McCutcheon

Catalog Librarian, Assistant Professor

Job Responsibilities

Create and improve bibliographic records primarily for monographs (books, ebooks, microform, and electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs)). Create authority records as needed.  Point-of-contact for Regional libraries regarding cataloging matters.

Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities


"Designing Policy for Copy Cataloging in RDA," Library Collections, Acquisitions, and Technical Services. 36(3-4) (2012), p. 69-78.

"Uniqueness Matters: Author-Supplied Keywords and LCSH in the Library Catalog," Cataloging & Classification Quarterly 50(8) (2012) p.903-928. Written with Theda Schwing and Margaret Beecher Maurer.

"RDA and the Reference Librarian: What to Expect from the New Cataloging Standard," The Reference Librarian 53(2) (2012) p. 123-127.

"RDA Testing in Triplicate: Kent State University's Experiences Testing RDA," Cataloging & Classification Quarterly 49 (7/8) (2011), p. 607-625.

"Basic, Fuller, Fullest: Treatment Options for Electronic Theses and Dissertations," Library Collections, Acquisitions, and Technical Services 35(2-3) (2011), p. 64-68.

"Who's Doing What? Findability and Author-Supplied ETD Metadata in the Library Catalog," Cataloging & Classification Quarterly 49(4) (2011), p. 277-310. Written with Margaret Beecher Maurer and Theda Schwing.

"Integrating Enhance and NACO Work into Pre-Professional Experiences: a Successfull Strategy for All," Cataloging & Classification Quarterly 48(6) (2010), p. 610-633. Written with Peter Lisius, Margaret Beecher Maurer, and Jacob Schaub.

"Keyword vs. Controlled Vocabulary Searching: the One with the Most Tools Wins," The Indexer 27(2) (2009), p. 62-65.

"Morphing Metadata: Maximizing Access to Electronic Theses and Dissertations," Library Hi Tech 26(1) (2008), p. 41-57. Written with Michael Kreyche, Margaret Beecher Maurer, and Joshua Nickerson.

"School Libraries in Istanbul, Turkey," Bilgi Dunyasi = Information World 11(2) (2010), p. 459-470 (in the 'Views' section, non-peer-reviewed.)




Research Areas
  • Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs)
  • Resource Description and Access (RDA)
  • Keywords and Controlled Vocabulary
  • Libraries and Librarianship in Turkey


ALA (American Library Association)

ALAO-TEDSIG (Academic Library Association of Ohio - Technical, Electronic, and Digital Services Interest Group)

NOTSL (Northern Ohio Technical Services Librarians

OETDA (Ohio Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Association

OhioLINK RDA Study Group (2011-)

OLAC (Online Audiovisual Catalogers): Chair of various committees (2009-2013); President (2010-2011); Chair of the OLAC-MOUG Conference (2008) 

OVGTSL (Ohio Valley Group of Technical Services Librarians)


Sevim McCutcheon
University Libraries
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