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Increasing Access at Niebyl-Proctor Marxist Library Through the Cataloging and Preservation of Leftist Thought in Monograph Collections

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Ari Kleinman, MSLIS
Brian McNeilly

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Increasing Access at Niebyl-Proctor Marxist Library Through the Cataloging and Preservation of Leftist Thought in Monograph Collections

  1. 1. Increasing Access at Niebyl-Proctor Marxist Library Through the Cataloging and Preservation of Leftist Thought in Monograph Collections Ari Kleinman, MSLIS Brian McNeilly
  2. 2. • Mission statement • Library and project history • Tools • Fundraising • Projects • Cataloging training • Cataloging and processing • Recruitment Agenda
  3. 3. Mission Statement "The Niebyl-Roscoe Proctor Marxist Library for Social Research aims to help working people understand and create our role in history by maintaining and building an accessible library and archive, by organizing classes and discussions, and by providing community space and resources to promote culture and critical thinking."
  4. 4. Library History • Karl Niebyl & Roscoe Proctor • Jane Hodes & Aaron Cohen • 1986 - Finn Hall in Berkeley • 1995 - Current location in Oakland
  5. 5. Project History • Catalog committee – Formation of the committee – Committee roles – Role of the committee in the library • The project – First steps – Milestones in the project – Future timelines and goals
  6. 6. Tools
  7. 7. May First • Collaborative "Internet Service Provider" • Members throughout North America – Primarily the USA & Mexico • Provides the backbone of NPML Technology – Roundcube for email – Nextcloud for documents – Shared hosting for website – VPS for Koha
  8. 8. Koha • Open Source ILS – Chosen for robust community support – Convenient expertise among NPML volunteers – Open Source Software is free • Required a VPS due to koha-specific dependencies – Need sudo access for some installation / management
  9. 9. WordPress & CiviCRM • CMS chosen by project members before our project began • CiviCRM –Free Software customer relationship management • Specifically designed for non-profits –Helps us track donations –Send mass mailers • Digital as well as physical
  10. 10. Better World Books • Helps us remove our excess, unwanted, and duplicate books • Free shipping • Recent terms of service change • Alternative weeding recipients
  11. 11. Fundraising
  12. 12. Letter Mailing • Pre-CiviCRM • How to fund printing & mailing fees • Results – Significant response from our network
  13. 13. Email Campaign • Conducted through CiviCRM • Significantly lower barrier to conduct • Technical difficulties – Paypal – Unsubscribe links • Juneteenth mailing
  14. 14. Projects
  15. 15. Books • Collection Development – Policy Creation – Cataloging Organization • Priority • Availability of space – Weeding • Volumes – 13,000 initial volumes – Categories • Current classification • Past classification
  16. 16. Koha Fields • Koha Fields – Bib Record Fields • What parts of the record should be enhanced? – 505 & 520 • Why? – Item Level Fields • Collections • Eventual Locations
  17. 17. Cataloging
  18. 18. Cataloging Training • Cataloging Training – Documentation • Library School Documentation – Cheat Sheets and Examples • Premade Documentation – MARC 21 – LC Documentation – New Documentation • Self Created Documentation – Training Days • Smaller groups and expansion
  19. 19. Cataloging and Processing • Cataloging – Practice, practice, practice! – Regular weekly work • Policy • Procedure • Processing – Minimal processing • Organization • Inventory – Spine labels and protectors – Barcodes and protectors
  20. 20. Recruitment
  21. 21. Outreach • San Jose State University Internship Site • San Francisco City College Internship Site • University of Washington iSchool Listservs • Facebook – Library Think Tank -- #ALATT – Troublesome Catalogers and Magical Metadata Fairies – Deeper Library Think Tank • BayNet • Twitter • Personal Network
  22. 22. Interns and Other Volunteers • Interns • Volunteers • Future Volunteers
  23. 23. Any questions? • srose@marxistlibr.org – Finance, administration, scheduling, and logistics • bweiss@marxistlibr.org – history of the library and its collections • akleinman@marxistlibr.org – Cataloging, volunteering, and monograph donations • bmcneilly@marxistlibr.org – Systems, IT / ILS support

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