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About the Library: Manuscript Cataloging Committee (MCC)

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Committee Name: Manuscript Cataloging Committee (MCC)

Reports To: Cataloging Coordinating Council

Sponsor: Rick Sarcia, Interim Head, Catalog and Metadata Services (CMS) 

Committee Charger: The Manuscript Cataloging Committee (MCC) coordinates Yale Library cataloging policies for manuscript collections and single manuscripts.  The Committee develops and documents procedures; coordinates training for new staff; monitors and implements emerging standards; advises the Cataloging Coordinating Council on manuscript cataloging issues; and coordinates with other committees with shared interests.

Fequency of Meetings: Monthly or as needed.

Committee Chairs: Karen Spicher

Committee Members:

  • Toby Appel, Medical Historical
  • Alison Clemens, Manuscripts and Archives
  • Ellen Cordes, Walpole
  • Matthew Gorham, Beinecke
  • Francis Lapka, Yale Center for British Art
  • Karen Spicher, Beinecke (Chair)
  • Rick Sarcia, Cataloging and Metadata Services (CCC)

Member Selection Method:Members are manuscript catalogers representing special collections repositories.

Term of Service: 2 years, renewable

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Documentation: Manuscript Cataloging Guidelines

Committee Contact: Karen Spicher

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