Rare book cataloging can require some detective work. A recent case for me involved a record of ancient coins in the Bodleian Library at the University of Oxford, transferred to the Smithsonian’s Dibner Library for cataloging from the National Museum of American History’s National Numismatic Collection. This is also a tale of how a book can reveal unexpected histories.
This post was written by Katrin Richter, intern at the National Museum of American History Library through the Whitworth Smithsonian Internship Program. Are you interested in learning more about interning with Smithsonian Libraries? Visit our Internships and Fellowships page and explore our Summer 2016 opportunities. Applications close April 1st, 2016.
During my three weeks in January as an intern at the Smithsonian Libraries, I gained an understanding of librarianship, as well as a deep appreciation for the Smithsonian Institution.