Cataloging Internship Using PastPerfect

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Presentation about a cataloging project at the Physician Assistant History Center (PAHx), using PastPerfect museum software

Subject headings: Cataloging of archival materials; Cataloging of history materials; Collection management (Libraries); Digital images; Information storage and retrieval systems; Library catalog management; Museums--Collection management; Online library catalogs; Photography--Museums; Physician Assistants (MeSH); Physicians' assistants (LCSH)

Names: Physician Assistant History Center; PAHx; Stead, Eugene A.

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Cataloging Internship Using PastPerfect

  1. 1. Eugene A. Stead Jr. Center for Physician Assistants
  2. 2. PastPerfect Software Enables users to create records for:  Objects  Books  Photographs  Documents
  3. 3. Individual Records Most records include:  Descriptive data  Digital images
  4. 4. Descriptive Data Link: PAHx blood pressure monitor
  5. 5. Authorities  Object names Getty’s Art and Architecture Thesaurus, if specific term is available  Subject terms Medical and Library of Congress Subject Headings Medical equipment? Blood pressure monitor? Sphygmomanometer?
  6. 6. Digital Images  Photographed art and artifacts  Digitized photographs and book covers  Created archival quality images for preservation  Created thumbnail images for identification and retrieval  Imported images to Photoshop  Added images to records Lifesavers Then . . . by John and Adrian Prazen
  7. 7. Sample Entries: Book A Kernel in the Pod Source: http://pahx.pastperfect-online.com
  8. 8. Sample Entries: Journal Australian Rural Doctor Source: http://pahx.pastperfect-online.com
  9. 9. Sample Entries: Artifact Liquor Chest Source: http://pahx.pastperfect-online.com
  10. 10. Sample Entries: Photograph Taylor Hobbes Source: http://pahx.pastperfect-online.com
  11. 11. Sample Entries: Exhibit Print God Loves the Grunt Source: http://pahx.pastperfect-online.com
  12. 12. Sample Entries: Garden Sculpture Lifesavers Then . . . . Caregivers Now Source: http://pahx.pastperfect-online.com
  13. 13. Project Roles My internship responsibilities included:     Cataloguing over 1700 records Digitizing photographs and book covers Photographing art and sculpture Arranging materials and weeding triplicates Other interns’ responsibilities included:   Photographing 100 artifacts Adding an additional photographic collection
  14. 14. Further Information Physician Assistant History Society (PAHx) PastPerfect Museum Software PastPerfect PAHx Database Stead Center for Physician Assistants  Eugene A. Stead Jr. Museum Collection  John McElligott Veterans Memorial Garden  Reflections Art Exhibit
  15. 15. Photography Photographs for this PowerPoint presentation were taken by Lea Walker using an LG VX-9200 cell phone All rights reserved © 2011-2013

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