Author Archives: Richard Jenkins

About Richard Jenkins

Catalog Librarian, liaison to Education Studies, History of Art & Architecture (HARC).

Middlebury faculty authors: finding in MIDCAT

The Cataloging department has added a genre/subject field in MIDCAT records for books that have been written, edited, or contributed to by Middlebury faculty.

Try doing a MIDCAT genre search for Faculty authors, and you’ll see all the titles that currently appear on the shelves of the Davis Library faculty authors section.

We’ve probably missed some titles, so faculty members, if there is a title missing from this list, let me know, and I’ll add the field to the record.


LIS website content managers

As part of its charge, the LIS Website Team has identified staff who are willing and able to oversee the various sections of the LIS website. These people will:

  • Serve as main contact persons for questions about their sections of the site
  • Ensure their section of the site is current and accurate (which may involve delegating tasks to others).
  • Be aware of formatting, style, and other conventions used on the LIS/College web site and follow them when making changes.
  • Keep current with the necessary skills and tools do this (or receive training)
  • Consult with stakeholders before implementing major refresh & enhancements.

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For Women’s History Month: an Online Resource

In honor of Women’s History Month (March), you might want to visit the Library’s online subscription to: Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000.

This is a resource for students and scholars of U.S. history and U.S. women’s history. Organized around the history of women in social movements in the U.S. between 1600 and 2000, the collection  currently includes 91 document projects and archives with more than 3,600 documents and 150,000 pages of additional full-text documents, and more than 2,060 primary authors. It also includes book, film, and website reviews, notes from the archives, and teaching tools.

For Catalogers: Changes to the Millennium load table

Before the holiday break, I met with Mike L. to see if about changing the Millennium load table to strip out some annoying extraneous MARC fields when records are imported from OCLC via Connexion. He was able to change the following:

*       050/090: no more duplicates when importing from OCLC
*       082: stripped out
*       440: change to 490/830
*       653: stripped out

We tried to figure out why the relator codes $4 in the 1xx & 7xx fields were still remaining in music (mostly), but couldn’t see where the problem lies. Jess & Terry will keep an eye out for when these appear in music bib records.