So, I had a reference question on one of the 1-folder collections- by/about a Native American, circa 1820: manuscript letters and such. The query was: what is it? Much of these 1-folder collections don't warrant further detail. Hey, they're in the OPAC- that's usually as good as it gets. However, I believe in some options for on-demand cataloging. This one hits some important bits that will likely mean repeat viewings: woman's studies, missions (it's big research point here), Native Americans.
There are only 25 items, so I'm going through and DACS
-ifying the crap out of it. I'm adding a twist so each item is clearly delineated in its bibliographic and physical description. There are a lot of annotations after the fact that are valuable. I'm also including the first line of the writing just for a taste. I only got through the first 2-3 items, but it's a nice, contained activity that is really all about the archives. I had been ultra-focused on processing books the past month+, but sometimes you need a break.
When I got home, asciikitty and I dealt with some of the peripheral living room ornaments and the majority of my art supplies. All packed, taped, and labeled. There was some serious inner-box Tetris Fu. Mwah hah. We are magic. The living room has started to look strangely uncluttered and shifting into eerily empty, now that I have all the CDs stowed that were going to be stowed in mega-book storage. I have to determine what else one can use CD shelves for other than CDs.
Another thought is that when I eventually find a new place to live, I want to be able to have the art supplies more readily accessible
. The drawers I had were good, but not very inviting. Probably not that exact example, given the aesthetics committee just made faces as he went by, but... as the Devil's Advocate points out: fast and cheap. ("I dated her once" -aesthetics committee).
But that's another day.