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Research as it may be [Sep. 22nd, 2009|09:52 pm]
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idwoman
Hello Quiet LJ commmunity! Hopefully people are still reading LJ and haven't migrated in force elsewhere. So here goes my dilemma/thought process:

I am an MLIS student who has the misfortune of having to do a research project/thesis in order to graduate from my program (I say misfortune not from a dislike of research but more because the course is a poorly planned out/designed/organized/taught Frankenstinian nightmare that administration has been trying to "fix" for five years). I am thinking of doing my project on the information seeking behavior of SCAdians. How would you suggest I approach members of the society about participating? Where would I find people to participate? I've never had to try to put together a survey and survey people before. My research has all been from databases in past.
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New maintainer? [Apr. 17th, 2008|10:26 am]
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pallasathene82
Hey all,
I'm leaving the SCA so I wondered if someone could step up and be the maintainer of the group. Thanks.
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And how exactly DO you classify the occult material [Apr. 8th, 2008|09:34 pm]
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idwoman
http://www.morbidfrog.co.uk/01_diss1.html
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Cataloging rare books (again) [Apr. 5th, 2008|01:30 pm]
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estllechauvelin
Hello again. As I posted a couple of months ago, I'm in an Advanced Cataloging class right now doing a group project. My group is supposed to teach the class about cataloging Ancient-Early Modern materials, and the resources that were posted here (especially the Gregory Pass book) before were of great help (thanks again).

As we get close to the end of the project, we're having trouble getting information about one thing: fixed fields. We've read OCLC's Bibliographic Formats and Standards on fixed fields, and we suspect that these materials would use the standard fields for all monographs (or for all maps, or all scores, as appropriate to what the item is), although there would be some things that would be likely to be more common. With manuscript literally meaning "handwriten," it would be much more common to code the type as t, and it seems reasonable that coding Ills p for illumination would be something one would have to look out for more often. However, because we haven't actually seen anything that says "Use the same fixed fields for Ancient-Early Modern manuscripts as you would for a modern item of the same type," we aren't sure if this is the case or if we just haven't found the thing that explains what we are really supposed to do yet.

If one of you who has some experience in this area (ladyaelfwynn, I got a failure message when I tried to e-mail you) is able, I'd appreciate either a quick "yes, that's right," any suggestions of other details with particularly common variations, or if I am completely on the wrong track, any leads on where to read about the actual fixed fields procedures.
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Geeky cool- pass it on [Mar. 18th, 2008|10:44 am]
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idwoman
400 Year old Bible written in Old Norse donated to BYU

http://www.heraldextra.com/content/view/258100/3/
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Job Opening - Washington, DC - NASA [Feb. 14th, 2008|08:02 pm]
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pedropadrao
Are you a cataloguer or a cataloguing technician? If so, the NASA HQ library in Washington, DC has an opening. Our cataloguer left to go to another NASA center last month, & we need someone to fill his position. We are a contractor-run facility, like many government libraries. If you'd like to see the official announcement, please go to http://www.asars.com/ASARScareers.html.
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Cataloging rare books [Feb. 12th, 2008|03:56 pm]
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estllechauvelin
I'm a substitute librarian still working on her MLS, and this semester I'm taking Advanced Cataloging. Our big project for the semester is, in small groups, to prepare a thirty minute lesson for the class on cataloging some type of material that isn't being covered elsewhere on the schedule, and like any good SCA nerd, I went and signed up for the "Rare books: Ancient, Medieval, Renaissance, and Early American Works" group in spite of the fact that it was second to last on a list organized from the easiest to the most difficult.

All our group has to start us off is this. If any of you have any experience with this sort of thing, know of other resources about this sort of thing, know how I can get in touch with an expert in this sort of thing, or better yet are an expert yourself and would be willing to answer some questions, any help would be appreciated.
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Using comics to publicize books? [Feb. 11th, 2008|04:10 pm]
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bunnyjadwiga
Are any libraries out there using the Unshelved Book Club comics (the Sunday series) http://www.unshelved.com/bookclub.aspx
as a resource for publicizing and/or suggesting books?
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Because no one posts here... [Nov. 1st, 2007|02:01 pm]
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ladyvonkulp
I thought I would be 256th on any request list, but I have a copy of Tudor Tailor in my hands right now because the amazing Cleveland Public Library has everything.  And no one in Cleveland seems to want it.  Booyah!

I haven't seen any mail bombs yet on the other SCA lists.  Make with the propaganda!
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LibraryThing [Jan. 9th, 2007|04:28 pm]
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smlibrarian
[mood |curiouscurious]
[music |"Kiss From a Rose" by Seal]

I have recently set up a free account on LibrayThing.com, and was wondering if/how others use this kind of "what's on my bookshelf" service. So far I have only added things on to it that apply to my SCA life, but am thinking about making this more representative of my personal library.

Thanks!
Anpliça
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