Published 5/23/2022 5:02 PM CT
Part of the mission of the Cataloging Maintenance Center (CMC) is to catalog special collections items, such as archival documents or realia. In most cases, these special collections items are sent through the IHLS delivery service to the Champaign or Edwardsville hub, where Cataloging Maintenance Center staff are located. However, sometimes the items are either too fragile or too large to send to one of the hubs, and the libraries send photographs and descriptions of the items instead. Even more infrequently, the collection cannot be easily understood from pictures and descriptions alone, and the cataloger needs to make a visit to the library. This was the case with some library repository documents at the Sallie Logan Public Library in Murphysboro.