ERIC Number: ED260730
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
American Fiction, 1901-1925: Collection Strengthening and Creation of a National Bibliographic Record. Final Technical Report.
Crowe, William J.; And Others
This final report of the American Fiction Project (AFP) describes two years of work during which AFP met its goals of: strengthening the Ohio State University Libraries (OSUL) collection of American fiction, 1901-1925; establishing a comprehensive bibliographic file of fiction of the period; and improving national bibliographic access to these materials. AFP's goals in the area of bibliographic control included: inspecting all volumes identified in OSUL's general collections as potentially falling within project scope and integrating them with already identified items in OSUL's Division of Special Collections; systematically reviewing a broad range of bibliographic tools to enrich an already established card file of fiction of the period and to identify titles not held by OSUL; and locating and purchasing titles not held. During the grant period, AFP cataloged on the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) database all titles acquired with project funds (4,500 books) and recataloged approximately 1,500 titles already owned by OSUL. Following a summary report, this document comprises the following sections: Introduction; Background of the American Fiction Project; The William Charvat American Fiction Collection; Rationale for a Bibliographic Data Base of American Fiction, 1901-1925; General Organization and Administration; Applications and Accomplishments--Bibliography; Applications and Accomplishments--Cataloging; Research Potential; and Future Work. Appendices include a summary of major activities and numerous examples of catalog records. A selected list of sources consulted is included. (THC)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Libraries and Learning Technologies (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Libraries.