We are proud to be able to formally announce our relationship with SPi Global for rekeying of approximately 536,000 catalogue cards for the Mellon-funded Bodleian Maps & Music Catalogues Retroconversion Project. SPi will be partnering with the Bodleian Libraries to complete this work over the course of the next ten months. We look forward to working with SPi.
A batch of test data amounting to 600 records has been sent to the project from the keyboarding company. John and Russell are working their way through this first look at the keyed catalogue cards, and are reporting back on any errors.
23 July saw plenty of activity on the project with our editors reporting for their first day at work. Russell Grant will be editing the Music cards, with John Mackrell working on Maps. Their immediate supervisor is Debbie Hall. We wish them well.
All 296 drawers of Music catalogue cards were returned to Duke Humfrey’s Library on 9 January having been successfully scanned in Bicester.
On Monday 5 December, the second half of the Map catalogue was taken out of the reading room and shipped to Bicester for scanning. Another 125 drawers were sent. Now the Music catalogue is being packed, and readied for transport next week.
On Monday 28 November, the first half of the Map catalogue was taken out of the reading room and shipped to Bicester for scanning. 125 drawers with records from ‘A’ to ‘Great Sandy Island’ were sent; the remainder of the Map catalogue is now packed and ready for transport next week.