Challenges of on-site cataloging

Rebecca A. Wilson, Lydia Suzanne Kellerman

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On-site newspaper cataloging in libraries, historical societies, newspaper publishers' offices and private collectors' homes in rural northcentral Pennsylvania created a host of challenges and rewards for project librarians of the Pennsylvania Newspaper Project. The experiences of the Penn State team in their quest to identify, inventory and catalog newspapers in a variety of unorthodox and exciting situations are shared in this article. The paper focuses on problems associated with identifying titles, linking titles, updating cataloging and gathering holdings data, and offers some solutions to those problems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)31-38
Number of pages8
JournalCataloging and Classification Quarterly
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jun 10 1986

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Library and Information Sciences


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