How to Acquire Cataloging Tools
ALA Library Fact Sheet 18
Providing complete cataloging for a library collection requires simultaneous use of four, sometimes five, different standards and guides. This Fact Sheet will explain the tools needed, along with information on the sources for them.
Cataloging software information is included in ALA Fact Sheet 21 – Automating Libraries: A Selected Annotated Bibliography.
Also see the Cataloging and Classification page at the ALA Professional Tips Wiki.
There is a mix of free and for fee tools for catalogers everywhere.