Persian Books Now Catalogued

Two years ago, many of the books at OIL were not yet on the online catalogue. Then they hired James to do a retro-conversion project and put them all on the catalogue. 

He’s just completed the Persian Language & Literature section. Many of these books haven’t got duplicate copies elsewhere in Oxford, so it was a particularly hard task. There were around 2500 books. Just over 1450 were already on OLIS and 225 were in Oxford at other locations. 725 were unique to our library so needed to be catalogued from scratch and 100 were in Persian and James couldn’t find a record for them so they need to wait for our Persian specialist to catalogue.

We’re approaching the end of the project- there’s just Turkish and Hebrew to go (plus a few random oddments)…

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