Target Audience: Novice catalogers and staff at libraries with uncataloged special collections
1. Participants will be able to identify and properly format the distinct and required MARC fields for manuscript and photograph collections.
2. Participants will be able to assess preservation and migration options for aging print and obsolete media that meet Society of American Archivist and ISO formatting standards.
Our collections' unique holdings can make the greatest impact to scholarship, and yet our special collections often suffer from a lack of staff expertise to preserve and describe these unusual formats and collections. An experienced special collections cataloger and a special collections librarian will share the basics of describing these formats in our catalogs and preserving them. Participants will develop sample MARC records for manuscript and photograph collections as part of the program.