During the last few weeks, the Cataloging Maintenance Center (CMC) staff have been busy working from home cleaning up records for the PrairieCat database, SHARE database, transcribing oral histories for Marshall Public Library and preparing and presenting webinars for SWAN.
The Cataloging Maintenance Center (CMC) provides and develops training courses that can be accessed via electronic methods, including Zoom and Moodle.
The Cataloging Maintenance Center (CMC) continues working on projects while Illinois maintains its shelter-in-place policy. Some projects that staff are working on include creating authority records, transcribing local oral histories for Marshall Public Library, performing database cleanup for PrairieCat, creating Moodle courses and presentations, and cataloging.
A new Moodle course, Subject Analysis, is a 6-week course and worth 15 continuing education credits. This course will run from May 11-June 19. Registration is limited to 25 students and registration closes on May 5.
The Cataloging Maintenance Center (CMC) staff, like the rest of IHLS staff, is working remotely while staying in their homes. While we are at home, Vince Andrzejewski retired, after 11 years working tirelessly for the CMC, and at the same time we welcomed new staff member Heidi Margold, whom most of us have only met virtually.
At times, the Cataloging Maintenance Center (CMC) has the privilege not only of cataloging challenging items, but also items that are, weirdly, a lot of fun to work with (if you are a cataloger).
The Cataloging Maintenance Center (CMC) recently cataloged a record book from 1861 for the West Sangamon Public Library District.
Mattoon Public Library received between 400-450 donated braille books from the Eastern Illinois Area of Special Education, ranging from children to adult level.