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This guide is a compilation of helpful resources for catalogers in the SCLENDS community.

How to Use This Guide


The SCLENDS Cataloging Resource LibGuide is an up-to-date list of freely available cataloging resources. The resources are a quick reference for common questions related to using Evergreen, RDA, and MARC records.

Please note that many of these resources have been updated since we last distributed printed materials. Use the most current information available to you. The sources in this guide are reliable, and catalogers are welcome to submit further resources.



​SCLENDS is a consortium of South Carolina libraries, and the software we use is called Evergreen. Evergreen is an open source application that handles our bibliographic, item, and patron functions as well as a growing number of other functions including reporting, statistics, acquisitions, and serials predictions. Evergreen was originally developed in Georgia as a solution for a statewide ILS (Integrated Library Solution). In the years since GA PINES went live with Evergreen, the software has matured. Despite being a young ILS, Evergreen is now starting to match the industry leaders feature for feature. As an open source product, the Evergreen software is free, though you still need knowledgeable staff to run it. SCLENDS is proud to be part of the growing trend of Evergreen libraries and consortia appearing internationally. While open source library consortia are still a small minority, our numbers are growing dramatically every year.

We are proud that South Carolina can be a leader in this trend of allocating resources more intelligently and using communal resources to grow our tools. This allows individual libraries to focus on providing services to our local communities.

About the SCLENDS Cataloging Resource Manual

Formal SCLENDS cataloging policy is a work in progress. Refer to the SCLENDS Cataloging Policy that was approved August 24th, 2011, for basic information. Be aware that some of the information in that policy is dated. To that end, please use the informational resources and documents found on this LibGuide to supplement the existing cataloging policy.

Contact Information

Questions? Comments? Something you'd like to add?  

Email me at or call me at (803) 737-7736.

SCLENDS Cataloging Policy

Guide Details

Compiled by:

Meg Stroup
South Carolina State Library, SCLENDS Cataloging Coordinator
1500 Senate Street, Columbia, SC 29205
(803) 737-7736 |

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