Cataloging in the Time of COVID

Jan. 13, 2021

Cataloging in the Time of COVID: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at How The Huntington's American History Materials Are Made Accessible by Archival Processing

Join three panelists for a behind-the-scenes look at how a recent acquisition of American history materials—the Shapiro collection—came to be in The Huntington's collections, how the foundational American collections have been accessed by researchers over time, and how all these materials are being made more accessible through the art of archival processing, a crucial element of collections care and stewardship. This event is part of an ongoing webinar series presented by the Library's Reader Services Department, the Multi-Storied Library.

 

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