Thursday, April 12, 2012
The awaited for materials from Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace arrived and we are in the process of getting the images ready for the digital library as well as reviewing metadata and copyright before publishing the material to the digital library. Look for these materials to appear over the next few months.
We’ve also 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 started by cataloging the minutes of the Progressive Party from 1912 to 1916 and hope to have those available through the digital library in the next few weeks.
In other exciting news, we’re nearing the end of our internship search and as this year’s crop of interns begins work in May, look for a lot more material being added to the digital library each month!
13,802 items were put through metadata review during the month of March, 11,647 of those items have since made it through copyright review. Because of staff obligations and one staff member being out of the office for an extended period of time, we did not make as much forward progress as we would like to see. New items passed into the digital library mostly through the Library of Congress Manuscript division and Theodore Roosevelt National Park collections.
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.