(Fiscal Year 2009/2010)
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 9,000 non-serial titles. Specifically, we will focus on several collections this year including Shirley, Worlds Fair, Protest literature, Tanselle and Moliere; continue to recatalog the College Pamphlet Collection; 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;
- assist with the SML and MUDD projects to transfer 18th century materials to LSF;
- participate in the retrospective barcoding project full time for 2 months;
- resolve cataloging problems arising from retrospective barcoding;
- participate in the printed backlog survey; 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;
- assist in training and supervising Printed Acquisitions staff in cataloging;
- institute classes with curators for new acquisitions;
- expand cross-training 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.