Wednesday, October 17, 2012

How to Use National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections (NUCMC)

The NUCMC is found at the Library of Congress website <>. Borrowing from the site, here is what it is about:

”The mission of the NUCMC program is to provide and promote bibliographic access to the nation's documentary heritage. This mission is realized by NUCMC production of cataloging describing archival and manuscript collections held by eligible repositories located throughout the United States and its territories. The program's mission is further realized by the provision of free searching, via NUCMC gateways, of archival and manuscript cataloging in OCLC WorldCat.”

If that is a bit too “governmenty” for you, then you may get a lot from Diane Beumenot on the One Rhode Island Family blog. She outlines her use of NUCMC with some clear examples. After reading her post, you can see what a valuable resource it is. Check out her article at How to Use NUCMC to Perform a Miracle « One Rhode Island Family

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