Initials in catalog records

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When adding a new catalog record or making significant updates to an extant record, catalogers add their initials and a date to a MARC 583 Action Note. (Between the early 2000s and December 2014, initials were instead added to the 852 location field in a subfield ‡x. Before that, they can also be found in 998‡c and ‡b) These notes are only available on the "MARC View" tab in Hamnet.

In the card catalog days, cataloger typed their initials (but no date) in the lower right of the first card.

A list with full names and job titles is available to Folger staff only. In addition to the personal initials below, you may also encounter the abbreviations CIN and OID; these stand for Cataloger Initials and Operator ID, which are no longer used .

Initials Notes for uncertain dates Earliest Latest
AAP 2014-10-20 2014-10-24
ABL 2016-09-06 2018-06-30
ACK 2014-07-29 2015-10-30
AEB 2007-09 2011-01
AJD 2007-11 2013-06-30
AJK 2012-03 2016-12
AJM 2013-10-28 2013-11-01
amb 2013-10-28 2013-11-01
ARF Late 1990s?
AS-K 2011-12 2012-05
BD 2014-12 current
BCS 2008-06 2010-08
bgc 1965 1969
BLG 2001-09 2003-08
BLW 2017-10 2018-08
bs identity unknown
CAP 2011-10 2015-02-25
CB 1984 1987
CLK 2016-09 2017-03
CLR 2005-02 2007-06
CMS 2010-08 2013-06-13
CMT 2004-03 2004-07
DEM
DF 1990s? 2002
DJL 1999-01 current
EB 2000 2018-08
ECB 2018-09 current
edp 1998/99 2003
EEW 2012 current
EGB 2005-10 2014-02-11
EHK 2014-10-20 2014-10-24
EJE 2016-02-29 2016-09
EMP 2013-03-04 2013-03-08
EPS 1997 2000-08
HFR 1990-10 1997-11
HLG 2004-09 2005-06
HLH 2000-12 2004-09
hrw 2000 current
JAL 2012-01 2012
JCK 1997 2013-09
JCS 2018-08 current
JD 1996
JDB 1998/99 2001-05
JFP
JJ 2006 2006
JTM 1996-09 2001-05
JM 1996
jmm 1980 1985
JRE 2001-08 2003-08
KBB 2014-10-20 2014-10-24
KKT 2001-09 2003-09
KMB 2007-09 2010
knt 2012-03 2012-08?
LKG 1998-11 2003-09
lk-s 1957 1966
LL 1988
ly 1966 2001-01-31
MCV 2013-10-28 2013-11-01
MD July 2012
MEB Jan 2013
MEM 2016-02-29 2016-03-04
MH
MHS 2013-10-28 2013-11-01
ml 1960s
ML
ms identity unknown
MT 1990 2000-10
NSS 2007-09 2014-08
pb 1972 1985
ps 1972 1985
PSD identity unknown
RAB 2001-04 2016-03
RBD 2015-07-01 current
RBS 2013-12-10 2014-09
ROS 2013-10-28 2013-11-01
RRH 2013-10-28 2013-11-01
SEH 2014-01-07 current
SG 2007 2011
SGW 2012-02-27 2012-03-02
SJF 2007-09 2010
SLC 2007 2008
SMT 1996-09 2003-12
ST
TAB 2014-10-20 2014-10-24
UK 1998 current
WKE 2014-10-20 2014-10-24
YLA 2014-10-20 2014-10-24