The North American Serials Interest Group (NASIG) is an independent organization that promotes communication, understanding, and sharing of ideas among all members of the serials information community.
Cataloging U.S. Government Documents is in and of itself a daunting task. When the University of Florida embarked on the “StoDocs” project to catalog pre-1976 Federal documents, they discovered additional challenges that increased the difficulty dramatically: Most staff doing the cataloging were unfamiliar with documents and had never heard of the Superintendent of Documents Classification System; the Government Documents staff who curate the collection and the indexes used to verify Superintendent of Documents call numbers were 5 miles away; the catalogers at GPO offer monographic and serial records for the same items; and all items, small and large, had to be barcoded to the specifications of a high-density storage facility. The StoDocs team came up with creative solutions to overcome these seemingly impossible difficulties and bonded in the process.
Presenters: Jan Swanbeck, Naomi Young, & Hank Young, University of Florida