Posts tagged ‘Westerink’

June 22, 2011

Week 3: June 20-24

The interns started the week by adding more A-D strips, then continued work on the microfilm from Mt. Athos.

Progress slowed when the team discovered 12 microfilm of Mone Iveron 648. Oy! What a tangle!  It appears that the late Prof. Westerink had trouble acquiring images that were adequate for his needs as he prepared the critical edition of the letters of Patriarch Photios I; because of  missing pages, poor photography, foreign objects obscuring text, etc. , he ordered copies of the same manuscript again and again. With great patience, our team sorted out which of his microfilm had which components of the manuscript, which had which legible pages, and what the handwritten notes on each of the old microfilm boxes signified. The records they created about each microfilm will be welcome by anyone who would like to use the DO microfilm to study this specific manuscript. On Wednesday morning, the last of the Mone Iveron 648 microfilm were processed.

On Wednesday morning, the team met with Michael Sohn, a member of our Publications staff who developed the database. Michael revealed the latest and greatest version of the database. One small problem with its system for generating local call numbers, but Michael came up with a work-around. The team started work with a shared version of the final database on Thursday morning (just before lunch). By the end of the day Friday (1.5 days with the new database), the team had processed 15 records.

In the next weeks, Michael will work on mapping the data from the previous, simpler versions of the database to the new, more sophisticated one. A post about the final version of the database will be added to the blog shortly.

Other activities this week: The team added more A-D strips on Wednesday afternoon (we are picking up speed on cataloging so hard to stay ahead of ourselves!), and the team tackled more of the mystery film from Ševčenko’s collection. More success as we identified film from Uppsala, Strasburg, and other cities. Saskia pulled the short straw and worked on the biggest mystery of them all: a privately owned manuscript which she learned had once belonged to the Ashburnam collection in the Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana in Florence (perhaps we should rename her Sherlock!)

On Friday afternoon, library casual Sarah Mackowski helped us catch up on labels and stamping boxes, after Deb types out the labels for all microfilm processed in the old versions of the database. As Saskia is fond of saying, “for the crown of martyrdom” 🙂

Total number of microfilm processed from June 6 through the end of the day June 27 (basically, three work weeks minus first day of orientation but including time spent on meetings with Michael, time lost on database and network hiccups, etc.): 115 microfilm

May 31, 2011

Call numbers for microfilm

In order to make it easier for people to find specific rolls in the cabinets and to maintain order in the cabinets, we (Deb, Sarah, Sandra, and Wendy) have devised a system of “call numbers” that will apply only to the microfilm in this collection (microfilm of books or journals will be classified according to the Library of Congress scheme, per usual).  As you can see in the table below, we have created a system that uses the first few letters of the city, followed by a number that has been assigned to the holding institutions in that city. As microfilm are processed in the course of the project, the last part of the call number will be assigned: for example, ATH.1.1, ATH.1.2, ATH.1.3, ATH.1.4…, then WEST.ATH.1.1, WEST.ATH.1.2, … for microfilm of manuscripts from the Benaki Museum.

Because Dumbarton Oaks promised the Westerink family that his microfilm would be kept separate from the rest of the collection, microfilm from the Westerink estate have call numbers prefaced by WEST and will be housed in a cabinet as a subcollection. The microfilm from other donors is integrated within the general collection, but the source of the microfilm is noted in the “Acquired” field in the database.

If you identify manuscripts that are held in institutions other than those represented in this table, please see Deb or Sarah to devise an appropriate “call number.”

NB – click through to see the whole post, including call numbers!

Cities in alphabetical order Call numbers Westerink call numbers
Athens Benaki Museum ATH.1 WEST.ATH.1
Athens National Library ATH.2 WEST.ATH.2
Athens Gennadius Library ATH.3 WEST.ATH.3
Baltimore Walters Art Gallery BAL.1 WEST.BAL.1
Basel Universitätsbibliothek BAS.1 WEST.BAS.1
Berlin Staatsbibliothek – Preussischer Kulturbesitz BERL.1 WEST.BERL.1
Bern Stadtbibliothek BERN.1 WEST.BERN.1
Besançon Bibliotheque de l’Université de Franche-Comté BES.1 WEST.BES.1
Bethesda National Library of Medicine BET.1 WEST.BET.1
Bologna Biblioteca Universitaria BOL.1 WEST.BOL.1
Brussels Bibliothèque Royale de Belgique BRU.1 WEST.BRU.1
Bucharest Academia Romana BUC.1 WEST.BUC.1
Bucharest Biblioteca Nationala BUC.2 WEST.BUC.2
Budapest BUD.1 WEST.BUD.1
Cambridge Cambridge University Library CAMK.1 WEST.CAMK.1
Cambridge Trinity College Library CAMK.2 WEST.CAMK.2
Cambridge, MA Houghton Library CAMS.1 WEST.CAMS.1
Copenhagen Kongelige Bibliotek COP.1 WEST.COP.1
Dēmētsana Library DEM.1 WEST.DEM.1
Dresden Sächsische Landesbibliothek DRE.1 WEST.DRE.1
Dublin Trinity College Library DUB.1 WEST.DUB.1
Erfurt Bibliotheca Amploniana ERF.1 WEST.ERF.1
Erlangen Universitätsbibliothek ERL.1 WEST.ERL.1
Florence Biblioteca Marucelliana FLO.1 WEST.FLO.1
Florence Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana FLO.2 WEST.FLO.2
Florence Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale di Firenze FLO.3 WEST.FLO.3
Florence Biblioteca Riccardiana FLO.4 WEST.FLO.4
Geneva Basilian Monastery GEN.1 WEST.GEN.1
Geneva City Library GEN.2 WEST.GEN.2
Glasgow University of Glasgow Library GLA.1 WEST.GLA.1
Göttingen Niedersächsiche Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek GOT.1 WEST.GOT.1
Grottaferrata Biblioteca GRO.1 WEST.GRO.1
Hamburg Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek HAM.1 WEST.HAM.1
Heidelberg Universitätsbibliothek HEI.1 WEST.HEI.1
Holkham Earls of Leicester Library HOL.1 WEST.HOL.1
Istanbul Patriarchate Library IST.1 WEST.IST.1
Istanbul Topkapi Palace IST.2 WEST.IST.2
Los Angeles, CA J. Paul Getty Museum LAN.1 WEST.LAN.1
Jerusalem Armenian Patriarchate JER.1 WEST.JER.1
Jerusalem Ecumenical Patriarchate JER.2 WEST.JER.2
Jerusalem Greek Patriarchate JER.3 WEST.JER.3
Karlsruhe Badische Landesbibliothek KAR.1 WEST.KAR.1
Leiden Rijksuniversiteit Bibliotheek LEID.1 WEST.LEID.1
Leipzig Universitätsbibliothek LEIP.1 WEST.LEIP.1
London British Library LON.1 WEST.LON.1
London Royal Institute of British Architects LON.2 WEST.LON.2
Madrid Biblioteca Nacional MAD.1 WEST.MAD.1
Madrid El Escorial MAD.2 WEST.MAD.2
Manchester John Rylands University Library MAN.1 WEST.MAN.1
Messina Biblioteca Universitaria MES.1 WEST.MES.1
Metēora   MET.1 WEST.MET.1
Milan Biblioteca Ambrosiana MIL.1 WEST.MIL.1
Modena Biblioteca Estense Universitaria MOD.1 WEST.MOD.1
Moscow State Historical Museum MOS.1 WEST.MOS.1
Mount Athos Dionysiou Monastery MTA.1 WEST.MTA.1
Mount Athos Docheiariou Monastery MTA.2 WEST.MTA.2
Mount Athos Esphigmenou Monastery MTA.3 WEST.MTA.3
Mount Athos Great Lavra Monastery MTA.4 WEST.MTA.4
Mount Athos Great Lavra Monastery, Skete of St. Anne MTA.5 WEST.MTA.5
Mount Athos Gregoriou Monastery MTA.6 WEST.MTA.6
Mount Athos Hilandar Monastery MTA.7 WEST.MTA.7
Mount Athos Iveron Monastery MTA.8 WEST.MTA.8
Mount Athos Karakallou Monastery MTA.9 WEST.MTA.9
Mount Athos Koutloumousiou Monastery MTA.10 WEST.MTA.10
Mount Athos Panteleimon Monastery MTA.11 WEST.MTA.11
Mount Athos Pantokrator Monastery MTA.12 WEST.MTA.12
Mount Athos Stauroniketa Monastery MTA.13 WEST.MTA.13
Mount Athos Vatopedi Monastery MTA.14 WEST.MTA.14
Mount Athos Xeropotamou Monastery MTA.15 WEST.MTA.15
Mount Sinai Monastery of Saint Catherine MTS.1 WEST.MTS.1
Munich Bayerische Staatsbibliothek MUN.1 WEST.MUN.1
Naples Biblioteca Nazionale NAP.1 WEST.NAP.1
New Haven Beinecke Library NWH.1 WEST.NWH.1
Oxford Bodleian Library OXF.1 WEST.OXF.1
Oxford Corpus Christi College Library OXF.2 WEST.OXF.2
Padua Biblioteca Universitaria di Padova PAD.1 WEST.PAD.1
Palermo Biblioteca Centrale della Regione Siciliana PAL.1 WEST.PAL.1
Palermo Biblioteca Comunale PAL.2 WEST.PAL.2
Paris Bibliothèque Nationale PARI.1 WEST.PARI.1
Parma Biblioteca Palatina PARM.1 WEST.PARM.1
Patmos Monastery of Saint John PAT.1 WEST.PAT.1
Princeton Princeton University Library PRI.1 WEST.PRI.1
Rome Biblioteca Angelica ROM.1 WEST.ROM.1
Rome Biblioteca Casanatense ROM.2 WEST.ROM.2
Rome Biblioteca Palatina ROM.3 WEST.ROM.3
Rome Biblioteca Vallicelliana ROM.4 WEST.ROM.4
St. Petersburg National Library STP.1 WEST.STP.1
Strasbourg, France STF.1 WEST.STF.1
Thessalonikē Anatolia College THE.1 WEST.THE.1
Thessalonikē Aristotle University THE.2 WEST.THE.2
Tiblisi National Academy of Sciences TIB.1 WEST.TIB.1
Tírnavos Library TIR.1 WEST.TIR.1
Turin Biblioteca Nazionale Universitaria TUR.1 WEST.TUR.1
Uppsala Universitetsbiblioteket UPP.1 WEST.UPP.1
Urbana IL University of Illinois URB.1 WEST.URB.1
Vatican City Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana VAT.1 WEST.VAT.1
Vatican City Vatican Archives VAT.2 WEST.VAT.2
Venice Archivio de Stato VEN.1 WEST.VEN.1
Venice Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana VEN.2 WEST.VEN.2
Vienna Österreichische Nationalbibliothek VIE.1 WEST.VIE.1
Washington, D.C. Dumbarton Oaks Museum WAS.1 WEST.WAS.1
Wolfenbüttel Herzog August Bibliothek WOL.1 WEST.WOL.1
Yerevan Matenadaran YER.1 WEST.YER.1
Zurich Zentralbibliothek ZUR.1 WEST.ZUR.1