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NACO after 25 Years: The Yeshiva University Experience

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In 1999, Marlene authored a presentation entitled “NACO after Five Years: The Experience of Yeshiva University” (Proceedings of the 34th Annual Convention of the Association of Jewish Libraries, AJL: 2000, pp. 106-113). It is time to reevaluate our experience with a paper entitled “NACO after 25 Years.” There have been many changes in cataloging in general, and in the establishment of names in particular, that have both benefited the NACO community and have complicated the process. This paper will provide examples of name authorities that have been proposed or altered according to the newest rules and the effects of later standards and methods such as RDA and electronic resources (Wikipedia, Facebook, E-mail, pop-up template, etc.) in the process of entering NARs (name authority records) in the NACO Hebraica Funnel.

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Footprints Redux: Utilizing Collaboration to Build Strong Projects

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At the 2015 AJL conference in Washington, DC, there was a presentation about a fledgling project called Footprints, which had the ambitious goal of tracking the movement of all printed Jewish books from the hand-press era (through 1800). Since that time, Footprints has grown to world-renown, with partners across the United States, Europe and Asia. How did a small project between a librarian, two historians, and a Talmudist grow the way it did, with no paid staff or direct funding? This talk will discuss the power of collaboration in building and supporting projects that extend beyond the library.

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Identifying and Preserving Media Collections

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Everyone is familiar with digitization as a method of preserving obsolete media formats. However, it is always best to preserve the original source when possible. Jackie will cover how to identify unfamiliar types of film and the different conditions required to store them. She will also give some tips on handling them so as to cause the least amount of damage.

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