Cataloging and Metadata Services

General Information

The Cataloging and Metadata Services Department provides access to all library materials, by organizing and maintaining the library online catalog. The department is responsible for the cataloging and final integration of library materials, both print and non-print, including audiovisual materials, computer files, and electronic resources.

Cataloging and Metadata Services


Offices section, room 007



Sunday –Thursday: 8:30 – 15:15







Cataloging Staff

 Elena Alexeyev – Head of Cataloging, Sophia Boskovitz, Riki Melamed.


Textbooks (Reserve Books)

The department gives priority to cataloging textbooks, recommended by faculty members in order to have them on the shelves as soon as possible.


Thesis Collection

Much effort is invested in cataloging printed and electronic theses and dissertations written by students of the Life Sciences and the Medicine Faculties. These dissertations give a complete picture of the leading research done at the faculties of Life Sciences and Medicine.


Special Collections

  The department is responsible for the Rare Book Collection and History of    Medicine Reprint Collection.

  •  The Rare Book Collection includes books from the 15th century through the end of the 19th century, as well as special  editions and facsimiles from later periods. These books are treated by special methods and materials to ensure their  preservation. This non-circulating collection is kept in a locked cabinet. It may be used only in the library upon request.     For details contact the Reference Desk.


  • History of Medicine Reprint Collection: The department organizes and catalogs a collection of articles related to the history of science and medicine, most of which originates from the personal library of the late Prof. Morris C. Leikind of   Johns Hopkins University. Cataloging this collection provides access to news clippings, pictures, photographs and articles important to the history of science and medicine. These texts, most of which were published prior  to the 1970s, are generally unavailable on the Internet or on scientific and medical databases..


Viewing New Material

Materials being processed may be seen at the Cataloging Department during working hours. For details refer to the Reference Desk or to the Cataloging Department.



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