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Roman S. Panchyshyn

Catalog Librarian, Assistant Professor

Job Responsibilities

Performs original cataloging and complex copy cataloging for all formats, with a concentration on serials and integrating resources. Serves as professional resource for departmental staff on issues dealing with cataloging rules and standards. Participates in national cooperative cataloging programs. Has batch processing cataloging responsibilities for e-books and e-journal projects, and assists library in optimizing access to digital materials for students, faculty and staff. Participates in departmental planning and decision making. Participates in faculty governance and other faculty committees. Supervises, trains, and evaluates student employees. Represents University Libraries at various state and national conferences.

Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Recent Scholarly and Professional Activities


Panchyshyn, Roman S. & Amey Park. “Resource Description and Access (RDA) Database Enrichment: The Path to a Hybridized Catalog.” Cataloging & Classification Quarterly, Feb/Mar2015, Vol. 53 Issue 2, p. 214-233. 20p. DOI: 10.1080/01639374.2014.946574.

Panchyshyn, Roman S. “RDA Display and the General Material Designation: An Innovative Solution.” Cataloging & Classification Quarterly, v. 52, no. 5 (2014), p. 487-505, DOI:10.1080/01639374.2014.902893.

Maurer, Margaret Beecher & Panchyshyn, Roman S. "Understanding the Why: A Case Study in Managing the RDA Implementation." Cataloging & Classification Quarterly (2014) (published online 15 Jan 2014), DOI: 10.1080/01639374.2013.859644

Lambert, Frank P., Panchyshyn, Roman S., McCutcheon, Sevim. “Resource Description and Access and Ohio Public Libraries.” Public Library Quarterly 32(3) (September 2013), p. 187-203. DOI:10.1080/01616846.2013.818497

Panchyshyn, Roman S. "Asking the Right Questions: An E-resource Checklist for Documenting Cataloging Decisions for Batch Cataloging Projects." Technical Services Quarterly. v. 30, issue 1 (2013). p. 15-37 DOI: 10.1080/07317131.2013.735951

Panchyshyn, Roman S. “Benefits of Batch Reclamation: The Kent State University Libraries Experience.” Cataloging & Classification Quarterly, v. 50, no.1 (2012), p. 3-16. DOI: 10.1080/01639374.2011.622836

Panchyshyn, Roman S. “[Demystifying Serials Cataloging: A Book of Examples].” Technical Services Quarterly, v. 30, issue 3 (2013), p. 354-355. DOI: 10.1080/07317131.2013.787872

Panchyshyn, Roman S. "No Shelf Required: Book Review." Collection Management 36, no. 2 (April/June 2011): 138-41.

Panchyshyn, R. S. “Getting Ready for RDA: Preparing for the Transition; A Report from the Spring 2010 NOTSL-ALAO/TEDSIG Joint Meeting”. Cataloging & Classification Quarterly, v. 48 no. 8 (2010), p. 775-8.


“Preparing Copy Catalogers for Batch Cataloging.” ALA Midwinter Conference. ALCTS Copy Cataloging Interest Group. Chicago, IL. Jan. 31, 2015. [Invited]

“RDA Enrichment—How Will It Benefit Your Catalog?” ALA Annual Conference. ALCTS Copy Cataloging Interest Group. Las Vegas, NV. June 28, 2014

“The OHIO NACO Funnel: Which John Smith is It?” presented with Sevim McCutcheon. Ohio Library Council: Technical Services Retreat. Columbus, OH. April 21-22, 2014.

"RDA Implementation--Catalog and Display Issues." ALA Midwinter Conference. ALCTS Catalog Management Interest Group. Philadelphia, PA. Jan. 25, 2014.

“Addressing RDA Display Issues in the Local Catalog.” ALA Midwinter Conference. ALCTS Catalog Management Interest Group. Seattle, WA. Jan. 26, 2013.

“Addressing RDA Display Issues in the Local Catalog.” ALA Midwinter Conference. ALCTS Catalog Management Interest Group. Seattle, WA. Jan. 26, 2013.

 “Technical Services Librarianship at Kent State University: Retooling, Reskilling, RDA.” ALA Midwinter Conference. ALCTS Role of the Professional Librarian in Technical Services Interest Group. Seattle, WA. Jan.26, 2013.

 “Managing E-Books in an Academic Setting: The Cataloging Perspective.” Mohican 2012: Radical Opportunities, New Trends for Technical Services. Ohio Library Council. Mohican State Park Lodge, Loudonville, OH. Oct. 2, 2012.

 “Notes on Batch Reclamation: Planning a Reclamation Project”. Presented to the cataloging staff at the Ohio State University, Columbus OH. Nov. 8, 2012.

 “Innovative Millennium RDA Display Issues: MARC Tags 264 and 336-338.”  Presented by Roman Panchyshyn, Sevim McCutcheon, Mike Kreyche. Eastern Great Lakes Innovative Users Group. Akron OH. Sept. 21, 2012.

“At the Table: Developing a Cataloging Workflow for a Successful Demand-Driven Acquisitions Project.” ALA Annual Conference. ALCTS Catalog Management Interest Group. Anaheim CA. June 23, 2012

“Batch Cataloging:  Improving Access to Your Collection.” Academic Library Association of Ohio. Technical, Electronic, and Digital Services Interest Group (TEDSIG) Spring Meeting, Columbus OH. May 11, 2012.

“E-Resource Checklists: Documenting Cataloging Decisions for E-Resource Batch Projects.” ALA Midwinter Conference.  ALA CaMMS Cataloging Norms Interest Group, Dallas TX, Jan. 21, 2012.

“Adding “Free E-Books”: Providing User Access to Public Domain Hathi Trust Resources in the KentLINK and OhioLINK Catalogs”.Ohio Valley Group of Technical Services Librarians (OVGTSL). Miami University, Oxford, OH, May 16, 2011.

“Reclaiming your Catalog”.ALA Midwinter Conference, ALCTS Catalog Management Interest Group, San Diego, CA (Jan. 8, 2011).

Research Areas
  • Cataloging
  • Metadata
  • Discovery
  • Diversity
Roman S. Panchyshyn
University Libraries
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