Getting LCC labels for a MARC record analysis project

Hello! I’m back with another edition of “Elliot writes out the process for how I did something, mostly for myself, but puts on the internet in case anyone else finds it useful.” This one started out as one thing (counting percentages of MARC records in a set that contain a given field) and morphed into […]

RDA and religion

I’ve been feeling curious about the number of rules in RDA that deal specifically and explicitly with religion.  Because I’m generally interested in the development and history of cataloging standards, the number of religion-specific rules seems notable.  Why is religion given so much attention, and are there historical reasons for that? I’m not trying to […]

Reclassifying DVDs, Part 1: Creating a System

Over the last few months, I have been working on reclassifying the “Popular Movie Collection” at the small academic library where I work. This is the first of two blog posts I am planning about the project, describing the process of deciding how to classify the movies. [Update: Part 2 can be found here.] The […]