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Title: Retrospective cataloguing, or, The


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Retrospective cataloguing, or, The forgotten
projects
  • The need for a national strategy

2
Retro challenges
  • Perceptions
  • Reluctance and disinterest
  • Missed opportunities
  • How much work had been done and why had it
    stopped?

3
The past. 1
  • Early 1990s, unknown mass
  • 1994-1995 FIGIT study
  • 1996-1997 BLRIC study
  • 1997 Making the most of our libraries
  • 548 libraries responded
  • 50 million records awaiting retroconversion
  • calls for a national programme
  • 5 year target
  • Nominates the LIC

4
The past. 2
  • 1998 BL convenes a Pathfinding Group and funds a
    study.
  • 1999 Full Disclosure
  • Supports national programme
  • 10 years to complete 80 of the work
  • Nominates the new MLA
  • 1999-2002 RSLP
  • 30 million for projects including retro
  • 48 HEIs, 68 of these used the funds for retro
    work
  • 2000-2012? MLA
  • 2003-2007 Britain in Print
  • Pre 1700s British printed books

5
The past. 3
  • 2004 CURL survey following end of RSLP
  • Participants used RSLP funds
  • 14 million items
  • prepare the ground for future funding bids
  • 2006-2009 Copac Challenge Fund
  • Free or low cost access to CURL database
  • 2007 RIN study
  • 95 libraries responded (23 from HE)
  • 200 researchers responded
  • 50 of research collections still hidden
  • Repeats call for a national strategy

6
The present. 1
  • New Years resolution
  • Merged discussion list retro_at_jiscmail.ac.uk
  • Proposed a new survey
  • Joining forces with RLUK
  • Survey launch July with help from MIMAS
    http//www.surveygizmo.com/s3/322159/RLUK-Retrospe
    ctive-Cataloguing-Survey-in-association-with-the-L
    ondon-Library

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The present. 2
  • 75 libraries responded (39 from HE)
  • 15 not visible online at all
  • 10.6 million items outstanding 14
  • 1.2 million items requiring record enhancement
  • Most items from 16th to 20th century
  • Much of the backlog can be termed special
    collections
  • Non-book formats less likely to be catalogued at
    all

8
The present. 3
  • 55 have ongoing projects of these 7 libraries
    plan to end in 2020
  • 16 plan to start in the next 2 years
  • 12 have no immediate plans
  • 10 have completed projects
  • 7 have halted because of lack of funds
  • 46 of these have no immediate plans to resume
    work

9
The future. 1
  • Now what?
  • MLA?
  • Desired outcomes of respondents
  • Funding, awareness, visibility, collaborative
    working, national strategy
  • Other comments
  • Funding, security, practical help, digitisation,
    value of historical colls., visibility, etc.

10
The future. 2
  • Online National Register
  • 90 survey respondents in favour
  • Full Disclosure prioritisation matrix
  • RIN good practice guide

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Dunia García-OntiverosHead of Retrospective
CataloguingThe London Librarydunia.garcia-ontive
ros_at_londonlibrary.co.uk
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