- Field books
Today was our first day working with the Departmental Records. We toured the collection to get a sense of the types (and quantity) of materials that we will be working with. After an introduction to using the database, we went through a few of the collections – cleaning up the existing data and adding new information as we saw fit. We did find some discrepancies in the dates recorded both in the database and on the boxes so it was good that we double checked the dates of the collection items.
We found conference agendas, most of which were in bound volumes, which may be related to other manuscript records in the future as they are from the time when Henry Fairfield Osborn was president of the museum. Moving forward, we think that collections DR002-DR004 could be combined and possibly consolidated as we noticed some duplicate volumes.
The biggest issue that we faced today was the question of what is the best course of action if we notice discrepancies with dates. We are also thinking about what to do with the duplicate bound volumes found in the Conference collections if the materials are eventually merged.
TagsAinu AMNH library catalog Anthropology Archives Archbold Archival Arrangement archives Authority Names CAT Cataloging CLIR 2010 clir 2012 Correspondence Crocker Land Department of Preparation and Installation Department Records EAC-CPF expeditions Fall 2011 Field Notes Finding Aid finding aids Hayden Planetarium Herpetology Archives hidden connections IMLS LARA linked data Mammalogy Archives Manuscript Collection Museum History Non-Curatorial Field Notes Ornithology Archives Paleontology Archives Phase 2 photographs Photo Print Collection Processing Research Library Risk Assessment Slide Collection Spring 2011 Spring 2012 Summer 2011 Summer 2012 T. Don Carter
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