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

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 day ago with 1 note
#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 day 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]

— 5 days 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

— 6 days ago with 23 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!

— 1 week 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]

— 2 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 2 notes
#foraging  #forage plants  #Miami  #South Florida  #Jai Alai 

U.Miami Special Collections received a recent donation of books illustrated by the superbly awesome Pablo Cano.  

Yes, that Pablo Cano.  The really cool marionnette guy!  

— 1 month ago with 1 note
#Miami  #Pablo Cano  #marionnette 
In which Emily tells you all about The Flying Golfer

In which Emily tells you all about The Flying Golfer

— 3 months ago with 1 note
#archives 
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

— 4 months ago with 7 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

— 4 months 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)

— 4 months 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?

— 5 months ago
#special collections  #tumblarians