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Friday, May 20 • 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Cataloging Conundrums: Challenging Items that have Crossed our Desks

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Some of the most interesting items that cross the cataloger’s desk present difficult cataloging challenges. When cataloging a collection of suspected forgeries, how do you determine the “publication” date for faked documents? Which cataloging workform do you use for a LEGO model of the Salt Lake Temple? Is it a kit? A game? A sculpture? In this session, we will share examples of unique items we’ve cataloged and demonstrate how to effectively solve the questions that come up when trying to help patrons discover exactly what they’re looking for.

Learning objectives:
Participants will learn strategies for solving cataloging challenges
Participants will learn techniques for utilizing context clues and external sources to narrow down production/publication dates when the item-in-hand lacks the info or cannot be trusted.
Participants will build confidence in their own cataloger's judgment through seeing the process other catalogers use to make decisions when the item does not appear to exactly fit the cataloging standard’s guidelines.

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Rebecca A. Wiederhold

Technical Services Archivist, Brigham Young University
Rebecca Wiederhold received her MLS degree from University of North Texas, and also has Graduate Academic Certificates in Digital Content Management and Advanced Management for Libraries. First introduced to the library industry through her work in the Bibliographic Services division... Read More →

Kjerste Christensen

Cataloger, Brigham Young University

Sharolyn Swenson

Continuing Resources Catalog Librarian, Brigham Young University

Jessie Christensen

Brigham Young University

Friday May 20, 2022 3:00pm - 3:50pm MDT
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