Event Title

Looking Back to Move Forward: How a Historical Catalog Created New Opportunities

Presenter Information

Amy Bailey, Indiana UniversityFollow

Start Date

18-5-2020 3:30 PM

End Date

18-5-2020 4:20 PM

Document Type

Presentation

Description

Indiana University was founded in 1820, and the IU Libraries has supported several projects related to the Bicentennial celebration in 2020. In the Cataloging Department, we have created an online catalog of the oldest IU library collection on record, from a print catalog of 1842. Using our current SirsiDynix Symphony ILS and Blacklight discovery layer, we have provided a modern-day version of metadata and discovery for the historical books used by professors and students in those early days. We also included the specific classification schemes from 1842 in addition to current subject headings. The online catalog allows the public to facet the collection by languages, places of publication, dates, donors, etc.—a slightly modified version of our current collection catalog. This presentation will describe the Bicentennial Catalog and how it functions, as well as the process for creating it and how that work allowed staff to collaborate and interact. The project catalog is also now available for testing new cataloging development such as linked data. This is an example of how to accomplish multiple goals with a single project.

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May 18th, 3:30 PM May 18th, 4:20 PM

Looking Back to Move Forward: How a Historical Catalog Created New Opportunities

Indiana University was founded in 1820, and the IU Libraries has supported several projects related to the Bicentennial celebration in 2020. In the Cataloging Department, we have created an online catalog of the oldest IU library collection on record, from a print catalog of 1842. Using our current SirsiDynix Symphony ILS and Blacklight discovery layer, we have provided a modern-day version of metadata and discovery for the historical books used by professors and students in those early days. We also included the specific classification schemes from 1842 in addition to current subject headings. The online catalog allows the public to facet the collection by languages, places of publication, dates, donors, etc.—a slightly modified version of our current collection catalog. This presentation will describe the Bicentennial Catalog and how it functions, as well as the process for creating it and how that work allowed staff to collaborate and interact. The project catalog is also now available for testing new cataloging development such as linked data. This is an example of how to accomplish multiple goals with a single project.