Bringing Its Treasures to Light: 3 Centuries of Yale Library Cataloging and Classification

February 12, 2016

All are welcome to join us for a forum on February 18 at 10:00 am (and for an informal coffee time at 9:30 am) in the Sterling Memorial Library Lecture Hall on February 18 with Judith Schiff, Chief Research Archivist in Manuscripts & Archives, and Stephen Young, Catalog Librarian at the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library. Schiff will talk on “Bringing Its Treasures to Light: Three Centuries of Yale Library Cataloging and Classification,” highlighting the history of classification practices at Yale from the 18th century to the first half of the 20th century. Young will be on hand to answer questions about current classification and cataloging practices. This talk is sponsored by the library's Standing Committee on Professional Awareness (SCOPA).

Image: Stone carving of the 1701 "Meeting of the Ministers", Sterling Memorial Library nave. Photo credit: Brian Kiss.