Wednesday, May 2, 2012
The first new materials from the Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace will appear with our digital library update tomorrow so be sure to be on the lookout for those new materials!
As we noted last month, we’ve shifted staff resources to work on Progressive Party materials in order to make sure we get these materials cataloged and out to the public during this centennial anniversary of the 1912 presidential election. We’ve since released all the Progressive Party minutes in the Library of Congress Manuscript collection which covers meetings of the Progressive Party from 1912 to 1916. We’re also releasing more and more letters from the years 1911-1912 from this collection as well.
We have selected this year’s crop of 15 interns who will begin working in May, so look for a lot more material being added to the digital library each month during the summer!
14,029 items were put through metadata review during the month of April, 11,850 of those items have since made it through copyright review. We are hoping with the influx of interns to really get the numbers of items through metadata review, and subsequently through copyright review and into the digital library much closer to the number of items we actually have cataloged, almost 30,000 items.
As noted above, our staff has switched gears to focus on cataloging and reviewing for digital library publication Progressive Party materials in the Library of Congress collection. Our volunteers continue to catalog new materials in the 1906-1907 calendar years. Metadata and copyright review will be focused on the Progressive Party materials, the Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site and the Harvard College Library collections over the coming month. Interns will also be working to complete and release the items we currently have in house from Sagamore Hill National Historic Site and the Theodore Roosevelt National Park.