Cataloging training (3)

Finally getting into a groove working with the French Revolution Collection (FRC) pamphlets. I think I may have even (almost) mastered the order of the MARC notes fields.  I encountered a bit of newness with this week’s pamphlets including using Antoine-Alexandre Barbier‘s Dictionnaire des ouvrages anonymes to (successfully) find authorship attribution for anonymously or pseudonymously published works and how to create a parallel record in OCLC.  I also came across some interesting topics this week.  Among my favorite pamphlets were those on the prison system in Philadelphia and the gabelle tax. Wikipedia, particularly the French articles, has been extremely helpful in getting a brief overview of French Revolution topics that I had no previous knowledge of.

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