As of this morning, 42 collection-level MARC records for the Linfield College Archives – 40 updated from existing records and 2 new collections – have been posted to the Library catalog, Summit and WorldCat. Congratulations to Librarian Kathleen Spring and work study student Susie Sumkhu for their success in learning to apply DACS standards to collection descriptions!

Drafts of the project documents were also completed this week – collection survey, policy and procedures manual, and advocacy and outreach suggestions. These will all be posted to the project website later today. The manual, in particular, will need to be tested over the next several months and any necessary modifications or additions incorporated during the October follow-up visit.

The Linfield College Archives really is poised on the brink of an exciting future with its new initiative to develop an archive documenting the history of the Oregon wine industry. I look forward to meeting the new archivist and, hopefully, will be on-site when the first winery collection arrives later this fall.

In addition to Kathleen and Susie, I’d like to acknowledge Library Director Susan Barnes Whyte and work study student Kelsey Bishop for all their contributions over the past month.