Poster Session II & Beverage Break
Sponsored by Atlas Systems
Dismantling Colonial Library Practices of Accessibility through Bilingual Metadata
Margarita Vargas-Betancourt, University of Florida; Angie Soto, University of Florida
The purpose of this poster is to present the challenges and successes of the creation of bilingual English-Spanish metadata for the digital timeline “The Cuban American Dream.” The project’s goal was to democratize the historical record by providing, first, digital open access to records that document Cuban immigration to Florida and, second, bilingual metadata to ensure access for a Spanish-speaking audience.
Converging Cultures: Prioritizing Multi-Script Cataloging in Special Collections
Alia Levar Wegner, Miami University
The multi-script cataloging of foreign language materials is an inclusive library practice attentive to the needs of diverse communities.
Forest for the Trees: Making Hidden Collections Visible Beyond the OPAC
Chloe Ottenhoff, University of Illinois
Catalog records and finding aids make hidden collections more accessible, but on their own do little to provide a deeper understanding of the contours of a collection and its notable artifacts. To solve this problem, the Rare Book & Manuscript Library at the University of Illinois is creating an online portal that will guide users – scholars, teachers, and students – not only to the “greatest hits” of the collection, but also its underused, understudied, or just plain bizarre features, opening up the collection to a wider audience and making it visible beyond the OPAC.
The New Schoenberg Database of Manuscripts
Emma Cawlfield, University of Pennsylvania for Lynn Ransom, University of Pennsylvania
This poster features a project to crowdsource a finding aid for the world’s pre-modern manuscripts.
Transcultural Convergence: Cataloging Needs in the Age of Information and Globalization
Alejandra Barbon, University of Miami
This poster presentation seeks to contribute to the advancement of librarianship, and specifically cataloging rare book materials, developing on ideas and findings that the University of Miami Libraries is implementing to catalog Spanish language materials of its distinctive collections.
Anna Loewenthal, Folger Shakespeare Library
Early modern almanacs were commonly owned and heavily used, yet few survive, making cataloging them a unique and important challenge.
Counting in a Common Language
Martha O’Hara Conway, University of Michigan, for Elizabeth Haven Hawley, University of Florida
1 Box, 1 Tube, 1 Book: Your numbers tell a story, according to JTF on Standardized Holdings Counts and Measures