Resources needed: This is a new collection that is being acquired by the Chair and will need a new item location in Millennium before it can be fully cataloged for inclusion into the ISU ILS system. I am able to start the MARC records, but until this is resolved there is not a way to make them fully available to patrons.
Special considerations: Since this is a brand new collection, the following have yet to be determined, but need to be considered: the standing Chair has not said if the call numbers will be standard LC, such as the Indiana Collection, LC by author, such as the Faculty Collection, or by author/title, such as the Cordell, so this is something that should be looked at before continuing; also, as of yet there has been no designated space set aside in the Green Room for the Collection, or the information for it has yet to be disseminated. I am waiting for input from the standing Chair, as well as the created Committee on how they would like to proceed with the item record creation for the Collection before I can actually finish the cataloging of the Collection.
The Native American Collection entails original or complex copy cataloging of each item of the Collection, as well as its processing.
This project is ongoing.