A guide to cataloging legacy libraries?

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A guide to cataloging legacy libraries?

nov 30, 2008, 2:13 pm

It seems to me that we've got enough projects going on that it would be nice to put together a rough guide to doing such a project, probably on the wiki. (It might also make the process a bit friendlier for people who are interested in doing the library of a favorite author.)

What information do you think should be included in such a guide?

I was thinking of things like where to find the libraries (i.e., where to find the sources and what sources are preferred), how to set up the new profile, what the minimum requirements are for such a library, how to recruit volunteers, what to do about copyrighted information, how to search WorldCat, etc.

nov 30, 2008, 2:45 pm

Something other than the Cataloging Guide that's already there?

nov 30, 2008, 2:53 pm

Well, look at that! Um, never mind, I guess . . .

nov 30, 2008, 2:54 pm

Heh. No worries. I'm sure there are things that should be added to that, so if you (or anyone else) has ideas, I'm all ears. Also I guess we should make it more visible :-)

okt 10, 2021, 2:43 pm

okt 10, 2021, 3:34 pm

>5 bnielsen: I updated it on the main page.

okt 10, 2021, 3:41 pm

>6 JBD1: I just wanted to correct the dead link here. I was a bit miffed by some of my own links going bonkers when the wikipages moved and redirecting stopped working. But eventually I just fixed my own links.
But stuff in Talk is harder to find and fix :-)

I'm reading up on "Legacy Libraries" so I just note it when I come across any. I'm almost done, so don't worry :-)

okt 10, 2021, 4:52 pm

Do as you like, of course - I'm just not sure how many people are finding links via Talk threads from 2008 at this point :-)

okt 10, 2021, 5:19 pm

>8 JBD1: As you can see, the number is larger than zero :-)