Abstract: Scientific celebrity archives recorded the history of the development of the science and technology in China,which had a high historical value and academic research value. The cataloging of scientific celebrity archives was taken as the research object in this paper. Based on systematically studying the cataloging methods for domestic and abroad literatures about archives, collection, and video information, the features of MARC and metadata cataloging were analyzed, comparing with MARC, Dublin Core metadata which is easy and flexible is selected as cataloging specification. By using Dublin Core metadata and its extended metadata, basic property and special property of various information were described. The cataloging specification and standard for oral document, biography, certificate, letters, manuscripts, works, reports, peer evaluations, audio-visual information and others respectively. Description rule was discussed for every type of materials, and cataloging practice for oral and manuscript metadata were done in DSpace system.