(Fiscal Year 2007/2008)
Our primary goal is to continue our work in the unlocking of hidden collections by cataloging at a high level of quality and quantity, keeping in mind our long-term goal of staying current with the cataloging of new Beinecke acquisitions and transfers. To achieve this, we will:
- catalog 12,000 non-serial titles. Specifically, we will focus on several collections this year including Robert Graves, Langston Hughes, Shirley, Worlds Fair and Tanselle; continue to recatalog the College Pamphlet Collection; eliminate the backlog of Priority 1's; and remain current in the cataloging of red flags, Priority 1's, broadsides and folios;
- catalog 4,000 serial volumes. Specifically, we will catalog directories, newspapers and continue the cataloging of the general serial backlog, while staying current with subscription adds to already cataloged serials;
- contribute records to NACO and have all catalogers work towards NACO independence;
- support Beinecke Library's digital initiatives by exploring ways in which we can improve workflow efficiencies for digital initiatives at Beinecke;
- implement new map cataloging policies and procedures;
- implement Descriptive Cataloging of Rare Materials (Books);
- implement use of bar-codes or RFIDs in Beinecke;
- create documentation for LSF transfers;
- remain current with the cataloging of non-Roman script languages material; and
- remain current with the cataloging of Beinecke microfilm titles.
We will work together effectively as a team. Specifically, we will:
- meet regularly for group discussions;
- make our decisions by consensus, whenever possible;
- respond flexibly to the changing priorities of Beinecke;
- update the Rare Book Team homepage and the cataloging manual as needed;
- share expertise gained by attendance at conferences, workshops and Rare Book School; and
- evaluate quarterly our progress in meeting these goals.
We will work with Beinecke staff to:
- maintain good cataloging workflow;
- maximize use of the Rare Book Team workstations in Beinecke;
- examine current processes to eliminate duplication of effort and increase production;
- implement a cross-training plan between the Rare Book Team and other Beinecke units; and
- receive training for, and participate in, the staffing of the Beinecke Reference desk.
The librarians on the team will make appropriate contributions to the library and profession.