Cataloging: U Miami Special Collections

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Posts by Allison Jai O'Dell, Special Collections Cataloging & Metadata Librarian, and Adolfo Barandiaran, Metadata Assistant for the Cuban Heritage Collection. We feature books, prints, zines, photos, and archives from our collections and around Miami

The coralline on the left looks like a cell phone tree.
An essay towards a natural history of the corallines, and other marine productions of the like kind, commonly found on the coasts of Great Britain / by John Ellis  (London : Printed for the author …, MDCCLV [1755])
Catalog Record, U.Miami Special Collections

The coralline on the left looks like a cell phone tree.

An essay towards a natural history of the corallines, and other marine productions of the like kind, commonly found on the coasts of Great Britain / by John Ellis  (London : Printed for the author …, MDCCLV [1755])

Catalog Record, U.Miami Special Collections

— 3 weeks ago with 6 notes
#engraving  #coral  #marinehistory  #rarebooks 
Hunter-gatherer : family business, Mario, state I.
<3 Kumi Korf
Catalog Record, U.Miami Special Collections

Hunter-gatherer : family business, Mario, state I.

<3 Kumi Korf

Catalog Record, U.Miami Special Collections

— 3 weeks ago
#book art  #artists' books  #Kumi Korf 

Class photos from Cuba, a sneak peak from Cordovés and Bolaños Collection at the CHC:

http://proust.library.miami.edu/findingaids/?p=collections/controlcard&id=47

Please also do visit the rest our digital collection at the CHC at: http://merrick.library.miami.edu/digitalprojects/chc.php

(Selections from Adolfo)

— 1 month ago
#photographs  #photos  #chc  #UMiami  #tumblarians  #cuba  #schoolpics  #schoolpicture  #students  #lasalle  #colegiodolores  #wherearetheynow 
Mission: [for users]

(Musings from Allison)

After reading through this paper, I got to thinking about phrasing the mission of special collections at UMiami in a user-centered way.  As an experiment, I decided to add the phrase “for users” where it wasn’t explicitly stated in the Special Collections Division mission statement.  My goal is to be clear that we’re working to support research, not collecting materials for their own sake.  Tell me what you think:

About Special Collections

Special Collections acquires, preserves, and provides access to rare and unique scholarly resources [for the University of Miami community]. Officially founded in 1978, Special Collections serves as a scholarly resource for students, faculty, and staff of the University of Miami, and local, regional, national, and international scholars and researchers.

Special Collections houses an outstanding array of scholarly resources [for use by the University of Miami community] including collections of rare books, manuscripts, photographs, maps, architectural drawings, prints, broadsides, posters, audio-visual materials, newspapers and journals, and other research materials.

Special Collections now maintains approximately 50,000 rare books and publications; 500 manuscript and archival collections (representing 10,500 linear feet of materials); 100,000 photographs; 5,000 maps; and 2,000 architectural drawings to support the teaching and research interests of faculty and students.

Thoughts?

— 1 month ago
#special collections  #tumblarians 
If you ever need to explain &#8220;modern&#8221; faces to #typography students, show them this example. I can barely see the thin strokes!

If you ever need to explain “modern” faces to #typography students, show them this example. I can barely see the thin strokes!

— 1 month ago with 1 note
#typography 
I will be so sad when I am done describing these #rarebooks from the Marine Library at #UMiami &#8230; They have all the prettiest pictures! #lithography #19thcentury

I will be so sad when I am done describing these #rarebooks from the Marine Library at #UMiami … They have all the prettiest pictures! #lithography #19thcentury

— 1 month ago with 2 notes
#lithography  #umiami  #19thcentury  #rarebooks 
That moment when the cataloger leaps out of her office shouting, “lookit these whack fishes!” 
A history of the fishes of Madeira / by Richard Thomas Lowe &#8230;&#160;; With original figures from nature of all the species, by the Hon. C.E.C. Norton and M. Young
Catalog Record, U.Miami Special Collections

That moment when the cataloger leaps out of her office shouting, “lookit these whack fishes!” 

A history of the fishes of Madeira / by Richard Thomas Lowe … ; With original figures from nature of all the species, by the Hon. C.E.C. Norton and M. Young

Catalog Record, U.Miami Special Collections

— 2 months ago with 3 notes
#printmaking  #fish  #19thcentury  #marinehistory  #etching 

ICYMI:

biblioboard:

And this is what happens when our librarian and graphic designers team up for Valentine’s Day.

Enjoy.

(Click here for a printable PDF version!)

— 2 months ago with 1045 notes
#valentines day  #tumblarians 
And by specimens, they mean specimens.  Get your 165-year-old pressed algae here at U.Miami Special Collections!  ;-)
Catalog Record

And by specimens, they mean specimens.  Get your 165-year-old pressed algae here at U.Miami Special Collections!  ;-)

Catalog Record

— 2 months ago with 1 note
#algae  #rare books  #special collections  #specimen  #marine  #science 
youknowyoureafloridianwhen:

Miami’s Flagler Street, 1950s

Three things I &lt;3&#160;: Old Florida, old cars, and old photographs!

youknowyoureafloridianwhen:

Miami’s Flagler Street, 1950s

Three things I <3 : Old Florida, old cars, and old photographs!

(via oldflorida)

— 2 months ago with 123 notes
#vintage photography  #florida 

Historic photographs from the Tom Pohrt Collection at the Cuban Heritage Collection at the University of Miami. Browse through the rest of the Tom Pohrt Collection here:
http://merrick.library.miami.edu/cubanHeritage/chc5252/

— 2 months ago with 2 notes
#buildings  #architecture  #photos photographs cuba chc umiami miami tumblarians 

Portraits photographs from the Tom Pohrt Collection at the Cuban Heritage Collection at the University of Miami.

Browse through the rest of the Tom Pohrt Collection here:
http://merrick.library.miami.edu/cubanHeritage/chc5252/

— 2 months ago with 1 note
#costumes portraits photos photographs cuba chc umiami miami tumblarians 

Photographs of children from the Tom Pohrt Collection at the Cuban Heritage Collection at the University of Miami.

Browse through the rest of the Tom Pohrt Collection here:
http://merrick.library.miami.edu/cubanHeritage/chc5252/

— 2 months ago
#children  #costumes  #portraits  #photos  #photographs  #cuba  #chc  #umiami  #miami  #tumblarians 
UMiami Special Collections to Host Roundtable for Underground Voices

Local zinesters, artists, and activists will assemble at the University of Miami Libraries Special Collections on January 24 to participate in a roundtable discussion about the ongoing significance of zines, and the evolution of print culture in Miami and throughout the United States.
The event is titled “The Glorious Past and Bright Future of Zines!”, and starts at 7:00 p.m. with an opening reception on the site of the Libraries’ zine exhibition, Flori-zines: Underground Voices from the Sunshine State.
Details

UMiami Special Collections to Host Roundtable for Underground Voices

Local zinesters, artists, and activists will assemble at the University of Miami Libraries Special Collections on January 24 to participate in a roundtable discussion about the ongoing significance of zines, and the evolution of print culture in Miami and throughout the United States.

The event is titled “The Glorious Past and Bright Future of Zines!”, and starts at 7:00 p.m. with an opening reception on the site of the Libraries’ zine exhibition, Flori-zines: Underground Voices from the Sunshine State.

Details

— 2 months ago
#Miami  #UMiami  #the u  #zines  #tumblarians  #punk  #underground