Nearly 200,000 books and bound journals were moved to the storage library this summer to allow expansion of MARBL to the ninth floor, and a team of student assistants worked to ensure that these items, multi-volume monograph and serial sets in particular, were fully described in the catalog. As mentioned in an earlier post reporting other enhancements to EUCLID, catalog records for items moved to storage had to be analyzed one by one to see if there were electronic access to all or part of the resource available and to see if all volumes of multivolume sets were listed in the record. If an item had electronic access to tables of contents, a link was provided to a pdf with tables of contents for each volume (Example). Multi-volume sets with full-text availability from the HathiTrust Digital Library had links to full-text electronic versions of the resource added to their catalog records (Example.). If volumes in a set were not listed in a tables of contents, they were added.
The team has now completed its project. About 4,500 catalog records were revised or replaced. Nearly 12,000 volumes were added to contents notes. About 7,500 volumes now have links to online versions. The library is grateful to the following student assistants working with cataloger Steve Johnson:
- Alex Cooper. Graduate Student Assistant. Project Leader.
- Colin McQuillan. Graduate Student Assistant.
- Daniel Orner. Undergraduate Student Assistant.
- Elizabeth Peele. Undergraduate Student Assistant.
- Kristyn Brouwer. Graduate Students Assistant.
- Matthew McAndrew. Graduate Student Assistant.
Submitted by Tim Bryson, October 1, 2010
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