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Tag: Library and Information Science

What It’s Like to Be a Cataloger

A good way to make someone’s eyes glaze over at a party is to tell them that you write and edit the information that appears in online catalog records—but you should tell people this with a twinkle in your eye, because you know that as an archival or special collections cataloger, you get to work directly with the coolest of the cool materials. You’re often among the first at your archives or library to have the privilege of looking through the new acquisitions, and you’re also the one who examines the old treasures when it comes time to upgrade their catalog records.

IASSIST Conference Recap

During the first week of June, I attended the International Association for Social Science Information Service and Technology, (IASSIST) 2010 Conference—Social data and social networking: Connecting social science communities across more »


Huston Dove and Todd Morgan, both Library Systems and Services employees working for the Libraries’ Cataloging Department, had their photographs selected for inclusion in the 2010 issue of The Northern more »