Difference between revisions of "Hamnet"

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Hamnet records are encoded in MARC (which stands for "MAchine-Readable Cataloging"), a data format developed at the Library of Congress in the late 1960s that quickly became the international standard for libraries. All MARC fields searchable from the "Advanced" tab in Hamnet are listed in Folgerpedia's [[List of keyword search fields in Hamnet and their associated MARC codes]].
 
Hamnet records are encoded in MARC (which stands for "MAchine-Readable Cataloging"), a data format developed at the Library of Congress in the late 1960s that quickly became the international standard for libraries. All MARC fields searchable from the "Advanced" tab in Hamnet are listed in Folgerpedia's [[List of keyword search fields in Hamnet and their associated MARC codes]].
  
[[Category: Digital Folger]]
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== Using Hamnet ==
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=== For researchers ===
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==== Specific material tips ====
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[http://collation.folger.edu/2013/05/folger-tooltips-hamnet-access-to-e-books-part-one/ Folger Tooltips: Hamnet access to e-books, part one] (''Collation'' post)
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[[Comic books and graphic novels]]
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Manuscripts: In Hamnet, to limit search to manuscripts, search “material type” = “manuscript” under advanced search, or set date and material type limits under “set limits.”
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==== General tips ====
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[http://collation.folger.edu/2014/11/folger-tooltips-the-limits-of-set-limits-in-hamnet/ Folger Tooltips: The limits of “Set Limits” in Hamnet (''Collation'' post)]
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[http://collation.folger.edu/2014/09/folger-tooltips-getting-raw-hamnet-data/ Folger Tooltips: Getting raw Hamnet data (''Collation ''post)]
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[http://collation.folger.edu/2011/12/folger-tooltips-hamnet-urls-part-one/ Folger Tooltips: Hamnet URLs, part 1 (''Collation ''post)]
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[http://collation.folger.edu/2012/02/folger-tooltips-hamnet-urls-part-two/ Folger Tooltips: Hamnet URLs, part 2 (''Collation ''post)]
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=== For cataloguers ===
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[[List of keyword search fields in Hamnet and their associated MARC codes]][[Category: Digital Folger]]

Revision as of 11:09, 21 January 2015

Hamnet is the online catalog of the Folger Shakespeare Library's collection. It contains hundreds of thousands of records for books, manuscripts, prints, DVDs, objects, e-resources, and other material, but does not describe everything in the collection. Many manuscripts, for example, are instead described in online finding aids, and other materials are still only described in the card catalogs and other paper-based resources.

History

Hamnet debuted in 1997. The name was chosen through a competition open to staff and readers, and evokes both Shakespeare ("Hamnet" was the name of his son, "Hamlet" is one of his best-known plays) and the Internet (often called just "the Net" in the 1990s).

Technical information

Hamnet records are encoded in MARC (which stands for "MAchine-Readable Cataloging"), a data format developed at the Library of Congress in the late 1960s that quickly became the international standard for libraries. All MARC fields searchable from the "Advanced" tab in Hamnet are listed in Folgerpedia's List of keyword search fields in Hamnet and their associated MARC codes.

Using Hamnet

For researchers

Specific material tips

Folger Tooltips: Hamnet access to e-books, part one (Collation post)

Comic books and graphic novels

Manuscripts: In Hamnet, to limit search to manuscripts, search “material type” = “manuscript” under advanced search, or set date and material type limits under “set limits.”

General tips

Folger Tooltips: The limits of “Set Limits” in Hamnet (Collation post)

Folger Tooltips: Getting raw Hamnet data (Collation post)

Folger Tooltips: Hamnet URLs, part 1 (Collation post)

Folger Tooltips: Hamnet URLs, part 2 (Collation post)

For cataloguers

List of keyword search fields in Hamnet and their associated MARC codes