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

I want this for my bedtime reading. 
Other People’s Books: Association Copies and the Stories They Tell
[catalog record] U.Miami Special Collections

I want this for my bedtime reading. 

Other People’s Books: Association Copies and the Stories They Tell

[catalog record] U.Miami Special Collections

— 2 days ago with 1 note
#special collections  #rare books  #provenance  #bibliophile  #book lover 
New acquisition!  The Black Panther Intercommunal News Service …off to cataloging. Should be ready for reading soon, kids!

New acquisition!  The Black Panther Intercommunal News Service …off to cataloging. Should be ready for reading soon, kids!

— 2 days ago with 2 notes
#black panthers  #special collections 
I am *loving* the illustrations by Andrew Hudson for The Hurtless Trees.
[catalog record]  University of Miami Special Collections

I am *loving* the illustrations by Andrew Hudson for The Hurtless Trees.

[catalog record]  University of Miami Special Collections

— 2 days ago
#Andrew Hudson  #drawing  #the movement  #special collections 
Steve says it’s like Party City circa 1908.
COOLCRAZYBEAUTIFUL: Ball and Cotillon Articles Decorations
On the U.Miami Libraries Blog

Steve says it’s like Party City circa 1908.

COOLCRAZYBEAUTIFUL: Ball and Cotillon Articles Decorations

On the U.Miami Libraries Blog

— 3 days ago with 2 notes
#tumblarians  #vintage  #cotillion  #rare books  #special collections 
Young Visitors Encouraged to Archive Their Lives
@ University of Miami Special Collections

Archive all the things!

Young Visitors Encouraged to Archive Their Lives

@ University of Miami Special Collections

Archive all the things!

— 3 days ago with 3 notes
#tumblarians  #archives  #outreach  #libraries 
On BIBFRAME Interfaces →

The Application of Linked Data in Libraries

AKA, Pathways for the future of awesome.

— 3 days ago with 2 notes
#BIBFRAME  #tumblarians  #libraries 
Cataloger 3.0: Competencies and Education for the BIBFRAME Catalog →

Wherein your local tumblarian goes super nerdy/theoretical on making library metadata more awesome.

— 6 days ago with 24 notes
#tumblarians  #libraries  #cataloging 
And the award for World’s Best Endpapers Ever goes to…
Mark Morrisroe (Santa Fe, N.M. : Twin Palms Publishers, 1999)
[Catalog Record]  University of Miami Special Collections

And the award for World’s Best Endpapers Ever goes to…

Mark Morrisroe (Santa Fe, N.M. : Twin Palms Publishers, 1999)

[Catalog Record]  University of Miami Special Collections

— 1 week ago with 2 notes
#mark morrisroe  #photography  #photographs  #art book 
Who doesn’t love polaroids?
Fire Island Pines : polaroids, 1975-1983 / Tom Bianchi
Now at U.Miami Special Collections thanks to a donation of books from Craig Likness.
[Catalog Record]

Who doesn’t love polaroids?

Fire Island Pines : polaroids, 1975-1983 / Tom Bianchi

Now at U.Miami Special Collections thanks to a donation of books from Craig Likness.

[Catalog Record]

— 1 week ago with 1 note
#polaroid  #tom bianchi 
Nevermind that totally precise leatherwork and lovely printing… Around the World in Colour: A Multi-Hued Tour of Rocks, Roots & Bugs comes with dyestuffs!
Now in the University of Miami Special Collections. I’m totally spending my Friday afternoon oohing and ahhing over all the dyed paper samples.
[Catalog Record]

Nevermind that totally precise leatherwork and lovely printing… Around the World in Colour: A Multi-Hued Tour of Rocks, Roots & Bugs comes with dyestuffs!

Now in the University of Miami Special Collections. I’m totally spending my Friday afternoon oohing and ahhing over all the dyed paper samples.

[Catalog Record]

— 1 week ago with 2 notes
#artists' books  #heavenly monkey  #dyeing  #pigments  #natural dyes 
God Created the Sea and Painted it Blue so We’d Feel Good on it 
By Michelle Ray, now in the University of Miami Special Collections.
Maps, journeys, experience, memory… In one totally awesome box!
Catalog Record

God Created the Sea and Painted it Blue so We’d Feel Good on it 

By Michelle Ray, now in the University of Miami Special Collections.

Maps, journeys, experience, memory… In one totally awesome box!

Catalog Record

— 2 weeks ago with 24 notes
#artists' books  #Florida Artists  #maps  #book art  #book arts 
Cataloging: U Miami Special Collections turned 1 today!
Take this as an excuse to eat cake!

Cataloging: U Miami Special Collections turned 1 today!

Take this as an excuse to eat cake!

— 2 weeks ago with 3 notes
#tumblr birthday  #tumblr milestone  #special collections 
"It could be stopped.  Make yourself stop to think, please."
My favorite spread from Mary Larsen's Reassure the Bewildered.
Altered book held by the University of Miami Special Collections Department [catalog record]

"It could be stopped.  Make yourself stop to think, please."

My favorite spread from Mary Larsen's Reassure the Bewildered.

Altered book held by the University of Miami Special Collections Department [catalog record]

— 3 weeks ago
#artists' books  #altered books  #Mary Larsen 
My new favorite book comes with its own stereoscope.
Catalog Record, U.Miami Special Collections

My new favorite book comes with its own stereoscope.

Catalog Record, U.Miami Special Collections

— 1 month ago with 1 note
#stereoscopes  #Mexico  #special collections  #underwood & underwood 
This book?  This book is friggin awesome.
“Have you ever wanted to pick your own food from South Florida’s abundant vegetation? Forager: A Subjective Guide to Miami’s Edible Plants (Jai-Alai Books, 2014) provides a full-color window into South Florida’s foraging culture. Forty-two different species of edible plants are featured, as well as tips, histories, advice, and warnings. Descriptive plates display the parts of each plant, and photos give a glimpse of foraging life.”
Catalog Record, UMiami Special Collections

This book?  This book is friggin awesome.

Have you ever wanted to pick your own food from South Florida’s abundant vegetation? Forager: A Subjective Guide to Miami’s Edible Plants (Jai-Alai Books, 2014) provides a full-color window into South Florida’s foraging culture. Forty-two different species of edible plants are featured, as well as tips, histories, advice, and warnings. Descriptive plates display the parts of each plant, and photos give a glimpse of foraging life.”

Catalog Record, UMiami Special Collections

— 1 month ago with 5 notes
#foraging  #forage plants  #Miami  #South Florida  #Jai Alai