Project Cataloging Assistants

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…

New Project Cataloging Assistant hired

We’re pleased to announce that Jennifer Dunlap has joined our project staff as a full-time Project Cataloging Assistant.  We closed the part-time position without filling it, and plan to post another full-time position at the end of August.

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…

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…

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…

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…

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