Cataloging, Visualizing, and Promoting Hidden Collections

Cataloging, Visualizing, and Promoting Hidden Collections

Past Meets Future Innovative Techniques for Uncovering Special Collections at the Goucher College Athenaeum Creative Workflows &

Efficient Processing Cassie Brand Special Collections Project Associate [email protected] Workflow

Student worker fills out worksheet Staff member reviews student work Cataloger creates surrogate record Item entered into tracking spreadsheet

Bibliographical Description of Books & Music Scores E. Kenneth Giese Special Collections Librarian [email protected]

Duodecimo (120) format: The sheet is cut or folded across its long side into thirds, and then folded twice the other way, making 12 leaves/24 pages The first 12-leaf gathering unfolded from Brights copy of

Plays written by Mr John Gay (1772) Conjugacy of leaves A6/A7 is confirmed by the horizontal chainlines Format & collation statement:

DCRM(B): 359, [1] p.: ill.; 18cm /120: A-P12; 180 leaves (Note: Leaf A1 recto is blank; front. on A1 verso) The Frontispiece John Gay

The doubled Frontispiece John Gay & Peter the Great Describing Visual Materials 1. printing process, artist, printmaker/lithographer (or firm)

2. dancer/dance 3. which role, from what scene, of which ballet? Romantic Ballets most famous print: The Three Graces MarieTaglioni, Fanny Elssler, Carlotta Grisi

Two American piracies of Fanny Cerrito in La Lituana Masquerading as Fanny Elssler? Taglioni and Elsslers Dances

Composed for, and dedicated to Fanny Elssler La Cachucha (New York)

Grand Mazurkas, first series (Boston) Fanny Cerrito in La Lituana The London original & Paris piracy Joseph Bouvier London: McLean, July

6th, 1840 Haguental Paris: Aubert, n.d. The New York piracy:

J. Penniman after Haguental? Paris: Haguental New York: J. Penniman Del. Lith. of Endicott

The Boston piracy: Thayer & Co. after Joseph Bouvier? London: Joseph Bouvier The Boston

Ballerina The Three Fall from Grace Paris: Eugene Lejeune

New York: Nathaniel Currier Cataloging, Visualizing, and Promoting Hidden Collections Allison Jai ODell

Special Collections Cataloger [email protected] Cataloging Policy Three focus points: Follow DCRM(b) and other standard guidelines

Consider efficiency Offer valuable services to our user communities >>> MARC cheat sheets of minimum level records for books, sheet music, and archival collections available on the LibGuide:

libraryguides.goucher.edu/SCACatalogingTools Screen Shot of Cataloging Tools LibGuide Open to the MARC Cheat Sheet for Minimum Level Special Collections Sheet Music & Scores

Records tab Going Further Visualizing and Promoting Collections Manipulating Metadata Tag Cloud

Showing the popularity of various document types in the archival collections Click-able Index Portion of the James Wilson Bright Collection | Publishers Cloth Bindings index, with blue stamping linked to search results in the

online catalog. Blogging / Teaching Screen shot from a blog post ( mappinghiddencollections.wordpress.com), explaining a bit of book history with examples from the Bright Collection.

Blogging / Informing Screen shot from a blog post ( mappinghiddencollections.wordpress.com), announcing the availability of online finding aids for our collections.

Blogging / Infiltrating Screen shot of the AllisonCatalogs Twitter feed (twitter.com/ AllisonCatalogs), directing followers to our various activities. Thank you Cassie Brand / [email protected]

E. Kenneth Giese / [email protected] Allison Jai ODell / [email protected] The slides from this presentation are available at: meyerhoff.goucher.edu/library/archives/Past_Meets_Future. pptx

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