Special Collections Materials: Processing

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This page contains information about processing Special Collections items after they are cataloged.

All materials

  • Barcode: add to item record, but do not attach to item. Instead, attach barcode to top of acid-free strip, and insert into item, with barcode sticking out at top. Exception: for items in envelopes, attach barcode to lower left corner of envelope.
  • Do not write call number on slip or on envelope (Special Collections staff will add)
  • Place cataloged items on designated bookshelf  (or on Vt. Coll Locked shelf outside 125B)

RBMS: Rare Books & Manuscripts

  • Bib record
    • Call number: LC classification
  • Item record
  • Write RBMS and the call number (in pencil) on verso of title page

Abernethy Collection

  • Bib record
    • Keep LC call number if present
  • Item record
    • Location: mfab_ (see Bib & Item Locations & Abbreviations)
    • Status: p (in process)
    • Call number: Local. Use 099 field. Author's last name 1st initial, enclosed in parenthesis. For title main entry, use title itself as call number (first 3-5 words)
  • 099 (Bierce, A.)
  • 099 (Demorest's gem souvenir)
Note: If unsure about call number, omit it (Danielle will review & add)
  • Call number: do not write in/on the item itself
  • Aber Broadsides locations (determined by size):
    • mfabr: up to 8-1/2 x 14 in.
    • mfabo: up to 18 x 24 in.
    • mfalo: larger than 18x24 in.
  • Aber Pamphlets locations (determined by size):
    • mfapm: up to 7 x 10 in.
    • mfapo: over 7 x 10, up to 9 x 12 in.
    • mfapl: over 9 x 12, up to 12 x 15 in.

College Archives


  • Bib record
    • Call number: LC classificiation
    • For songsters: 655 Songsters
  • Item record
    • Location: mffl or mffms
    • Status: o
    • For songsters: add local call  number 099 Songsters
    • For songsters: Add volume (e.g., Box 4 #12)

Vermont Collection Restricted

  • Bib record
    • Call number: LC classification
  • Item record
    • Location: mfvtr, mfvtp
    • Status: o
  • Place cataloged items on labeled shelf outside 125B. Alert Hans to pick up.