Training

Cataloging template for FRC

Because the pamphlets that comprise the French Revolution Collection (FRC) share many characteristics, particularly the location and format of important bibliographic information (i.e. title, author, and publication information), we have made ample use of cataloging templates.  During the training process…

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…

Au revoir!

As the last day of my job at the Newberry, today marks the end of my involvement with the French pamphlet project. Cleaning out my desk over the past week has produced a sort of time capsule from the year…

Cataloging Training (2)

The training and practice cataloging that I completed during my first two weeks have proved to be a great introduction to finding records for items in OCLC and editing them to better describe the items in the French Revolution Collection…

Cataloging training (1)

It’s the beginning of my second week as part of the CLIR French pamphlet project and I’m excited to soon get to work on the pamphlets.  Training is going well; I am quickly remembering everything that was covered in my…

Transitioning out of the project

As I prepare to begin an exciting new (for me) position as Acquisitions Manager, I’m surveying the landscape of the French pamphlet project, what we’ve learned, what we’ve accomplished…  I’m pleased with the progress we’ve made in the 9 months…

Team cataloging

One interesting aspect of the training process has been figuring out how to work on this project as a team.   Cataloging can seem like a lonesome and solitary job, and much of the time, I work on my own without…

FRC Records Loaded!

I am pleased to announce that the CLIR project staff loaded the first 322 French Revolution Collection (FRC) records into the Newberry’s online catalog this week. During the past few months, we have  been busy training, making cataloging decisions, cataloging,…

Tools for training, learning, cataloging…

In addition to Cataloger’s Desktop and Classification Web, both from Library of Congress, here some other online tools we’ve identified as potentially useful to Project Cataloging Assistants  as they work on the project: AACR2 abbreviations (Yale) End-of-Field punctuation in MARC…

Wiki-mania

Because the grant was structured in a way that we would be able to hire some students to work part time on the project, we needed to find a way to share information among the various Project Cataloging Assistants that…

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