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Cataloging rare books [Feb. 12th, 2008|03:56 pm]
The Order of St. Jerome: SCA Librarians


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.

[User Picture]From: cypherindigo
2008-02-13 12:13 am (UTC)
I am the Pennsylvania Government Documents Cataloger at the State Library of Pennsylvania. This collection includes a lot of old and unique items.

When I started this job I learned how to use the ILS by assisting with the verification of the cataloging of the materials in the Rare Book Collection. Mush of the collection included Pennsylvania imprints back to the 1600's.

You are more than welcome to ask me questions. If I don't know I will bug the Rare Books Librarian or my supervisor, both of whom are great catalogers.

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[User Picture]From: estllechauvelin
2008-02-13 01:10 am (UTC)

I think I am going to save this post in memories, discuss the books that ladyaelfwynn mentioned and anything else I turn up in the next few days with my other group members, and then get back to people after we've done some more basic research.
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