Yesterday, I created my first-ever original bibliographic catalog record! I've been fortunate to volunteer in the past with the HoMA Archives and Collections Department, and am currently spending Saturdays in the museum's beautiful Robert Allerton Art Library. I'm lucky I can volunteer on Saturdays with Ellie Kim, who has been a great teacher and colleague. I'm discovering that I enjoy cataloging! I wasn't sure whether or not I would, and I do! This has been an invaluable experience since the recent NOAA position I got requires me to catalog. It took me almost 3 hours to create my first original record, but time flew as I analyzed this work by Japanese artist Ryojun Shirasaki!
This exhibit catalog, did not have an existing record in OCLC's Connexion, so I had the fun (and challenging) task of creating a MARC record, assigning subject classifications and a LC call number, then importing it into the library's WebVoyage catalog. It lives! It lives in the HoMA catalog!
So, this is me totally geeking-out! I've done some copy-cataloging with the HoMA library, and will surely have the chance to do both original and copy-cataloging at the NOAA library, but this was my first, o.g., original record ... so it gets this post. :P
Mahalo to Sachi and Ellie!
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