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Digital Bookplates: Cataloging Processes and Workflows
Cataloging & Classification Quarterly (2022)
  • Alie Visser, Western University
Historically, bookplates were found in the front of print monographs. Transitioning them to digital allows libraries to expand their visibility to researchers and to fundraising activities within institutions. Digital bookplates offer significant opportunities to honor or memorialize individuals with gifts to libraries at varying donation levels. This article discusses digital bookplates in an academic library and provides examples of the cataloging, metadata, and web processes involved in maintaining and collaborating on this active fundraising program. A previous article on this topic was published in 2012 and this article provides an update to its procedures and workflows a decade later.
  • Bookplates,
  • donations,
  • gifts,
  • giving,
  • memory,
  • honor,
  • metadata,
  • cataloging,
  • cataloguing,
  • honour
Publication Date
December 21, 2022
Publisher Statement
This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Cataloging & Classification Quarterly on December 21, 2022, available at: DOI:
Citation Information
Alie Visser. "Digital Bookplates: Cataloging Processes and Workflows" Cataloging & Classification Quarterly Vol. 60 Iss. 8 (2022) p. 1 - 11 ISSN: 0163-9374
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