cataloging, movie posters, cataloging workflows


This poster presentation demonstrates the workflow processes of a cataloging project for motion picture publicity materials at the BYU Library. In June 2015, the Library established a new policy on cataloging published materials in archival collections to provide better discovery for researchers. The first focus area for implementing this policy was a large collection of movie posters and other published items within our Arts and Communications collections. Under the policy, these materials are being individually cataloged. The poster outlines the decision-making process throughout the project regarding metadata standards, arrangement, classification scheme, and other relevant aspects of providing access to these important materials. This presentation also demonstrates the successful collaboration between special collections and cataloging staff in improving the researcher's experience.

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Frade, Patricia, Rebecca A. Wiederhold, Cory L. Nimer. “Posteritati: Cataloging Individual Movie Posters from a Collection.” Presented at a joint meeting of the Society of American Archivists and the Council of State Archivists, Atlanta, Georgia, July 31-August 6, 2016.

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Society of American Archivists and the Council of State Archivists




Harold B. Lee Library

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Assistant Professor