Local History Interest Group, Friday, December 11, 2015

PLSHQ, 10:00-12:00


Inventory progress


Lessons learned?

General thoughts?

  • Hoffman Essays - Wayne libraries only.
  • Multiple copies
  • Catalog records for original editions vs. reprints

Cataloged materials

Non-cataloged materials

  • Strategies
  • Categories of collections?
    • Clipping files
  • How much information is enough information?
  • To catalog or not?
  • How to handle library history? Is it worth cataloging? Cataloging Board minutes?
  • Multiple types of materials, such as scrapbooks, maps, yearbooks, census records, phone books, burial records, photos, oral histories, materials on cassette and VHS, church cookbooks, etc.

Digitizing microfilm

  • Clyde, Williamson have used this service
Other vendors?

Who already has microfilm digitized?
  • Lyons, Livonia, Clyde, Newark…

Newspaper records in the catalog


Next steps

  • Complete newspaper inventories in ALL FORMATS (print - bound and loose, microfilm) by March 11 (our next meeting)
  • For non-cataloged titles provide a list of

Next meeting

Friday, March 11, 2016, 10:00-12:00 at PLSHQ
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