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Wku Libraries: Using Pastperfect To Open Hidden Collections, Nancy Richey Jul 2014

Wku Libraries: Using Pastperfect To Open Hidden Collections, Nancy Richey

DLSC Faculty and Staff Publications

Traditionally, access records for the Department of Special Collections were produced in analog forms which limited their use to in-house researchers.

The author chronicles the library/museum decision to purchase, PastPerfect, collection management software and reviews the product from a librarian’s point of view


Florence Ragland, Early Librarian At Western, Jonathan Jeffrey Jul 1994

Florence Ragland, Early Librarian At Western, Jonathan Jeffrey

DLSC Faculty and Staff Publications

Florence Ragland (1861-1949) served as the first librarian for Western Kentucky State Normal School (now Western Kentucky University) from 1908 to 1923. This biographical article documents how she helped develop and reference the collection with meagre resources. She also advised librarians and teachers on collection development for rural school libraries and taught both botany and English classes as Western during her tenure.