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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Collection Level Record

Fifty collections are being described in 2010 by a team including media catalogers and interns: Work by men and women in northern New England agricultural environments, traditional and modernizing industries, and early twentieth century urban situations. In June the first collections listed below will be made public. Here is a glimpse of a top level finding aid in the user interface that will be accessible from
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Georeference data is not shown in this snapshot, but is built into the CollectiveAccess database and will appear in the "Place" field.

Baker, Milford Collection
Bath Historical Society Collection
Beaudry, Philippe Collection
Belfast Historical Society Collection
Bradley, Cameron Collection
Bruner, John Collection
Camp Chewonki Collection
Camp Runoia Collection
Chisman, Jim Collection
Crate, Douglas W. Collection
Gillingham, Chet Collection
Groth, Ernest Collection
Hiram Historical Society Collection
Houston, Charles Collection
Johnston, Sally Collection
Kieve Collection
Lapointe, Daniel Collection
Leadbetter Collection
Medomak Camp Collection
Norwood Historical Society Collection
Oregon Historical Society/Gene Stueller Collection
Palermo Historical Society Collection
Pearmain, Pierce Collection
Smith, Janice Collection
Wayside Inn Collection
Whipple Family Collection
Willard, Norma Collection

The collections range in size from one reel to over 100 reels. The Norma Willard Collection is a single reel of 35mm. nitrate film depicting a young girl paddling a kayak with two boys assembling and then paddling a sectional boat designed by the donor's grandfather, marine architect Norman Skene.

The item-level records are written in the PBCore data structure. Jack Brighton at WILL Public Media has created a Web-enabled form for our catalogers and interns to write original records in PBCore. Later this year the items will join their top level records online.


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