Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

Flash-mob catalog: Frederick Douglass’ library!

Starting at noon EST today, we’re going to flash-mob catalog the library of Frederick Douglass, working from the National Park Service’s inventory of Douglass’ library at his home, Cedar Hill.

Douglass (1818-1895), a leading abolitionist, social reformer, noted orator, and author, collected quite an impressive number of books and pamphlets, including a very significant body of abolitionist literature as well as many history texts, religious literature, and U.S. Government publications.

We’d love to have your help! See the Talk thread or jump right to the project wiki page to get started and claim your section of the library list. No worries if you haven’t worked on a Legacy Libraries project before – this is definitely a good introduction to them! I’ll be helping out too, and will answer any questions you have on the Talk thread.

Labels: flash mob, flash-mob cataloging, legacies, legacy libraries


  1. Milton G. Clasen says:

    I got 51 hits with advanced Boolean search for
    Frederick Douglass in ourlibrary catalog at Texas A&M University-Kingsville.
    Milton G. Clasen
    Catalogue Librarian

  2. Jeremy says:

    Thanks Milton – once we get the NPS catalog in we’ll be searching for books in other places; I’ve added your OPAC as a good one to check!
    – Jeremy

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