Thursday, October 23, 2003

Cataloging Collections

Hidden Collections, Scholarly Barriers: Creating Access to Unprocessed Special Collections Materials In North America's Research Libraries A White Paper for the Association of Research Libraries Task Force on Special Collections compiled by Barbara M. Jones is available. It has a June date, so this may be old news, but it is new to me.
While statistics show steady and dramatic growth in the use of special collections by diverse groups of users, the status of the backlogged “hidden collections” has not changed. Such hidden resources mean that scholarly projects may well be missing some crucial information that could affect research results and the very nature of the project.

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