French Revolution Collection

Manuel de l’éducation des abeilles

One of the more interesting items I’ve come across lately is a beekeeping handbook from 1798 entitled Manuel de l’éducation des abeilles, ou, Manière sûre et facile de les conserver, de les multiplier et d’en tirer un grand profit (Case…

The peer review

Although our project is a “rapid cataloging” project, we are still able to create large quantities of catalog records with rich subject analysis.  One method we have integrated into our workflow to help cope with the large number of pamphlets…

Paleography Institute Brown Bag Lunch

Last week, the CLIR project staff met with students visiting the Newberry for  the Mellon Summer Institute in French Paleography.   The French Paleography course, directed this year by Marc Smith (École nationale des chartes, Paris)  is one of several Institutes…

IRLA show and tell

The Independent Research Libraries Association (IRLA) held a meeting for representatives from their member institutions at the Newberry today.  The final portion of their visit included a sort of show and tell with examples of recent acquisitions and projects from…

It goes something like this…

You might wonder why, five months into the project, I am now creating a post about the project workflow for the French Revolution Collection (FRC).  In part, I’m finally feeling caught up as the Project Cataloging Assistants are working rather…

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,…

Off with their heads!

I’ve been surprised by what I see as I leaf through the French Revolution Collection (FRC).  I was hoping to find a lot of strong feelings on whether the King and Mrs. King should lose their heads.  There are some,…

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