Keywords

cataloging, forgeries, dates, library materials, serials, unusual items, foreign languages

Abstract

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.

Original Publication Citation

Wiederhold, Rebecca A., Sharolyn Swenson, Kjerste Christensen, Jessie Christensen. “Cataloging Conundrums: Challenging Items that have Crossed Our Desks.” Presented at the annual conference of the Utah Library Association, Layton, Utah, May 20, 2022.

Document Type

Presentation

Publication Date

2022-05-20

Publisher

Utah Library Association

Language

English

College

Harold B. Lee Library

University Standing at Time of Publication

Assistant Professor

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