Earlier this month I volunteered with the ASIS&T CUA Student Chapter to help out at the Washington Middle School for Girls library. About a dozen of us worked on cataloging, processing, shelf reading and shelf signage.
After a very brief lesson on cataloging, and adding a few dozen books to the system, I discovered I missed one key step – adding the books to the list needing labels! It was déjà vu reading Yasser’s article for this week in digital libraries course – I was the cause of the missing information (elements essential for functionality of the system are not present). Without this bit of information, you could not search for my entries by date added to the collection.
Thankfully the mistake was caught and corrected!