The AugustanLibrary has been blessed with a substantial grant from an anonymous member to fund cataloging of our library collection. This has allowed us to create an online public access catalog (OPAC) that all may use. The catalog will also permit us to do research, to make photocopies and reprints from our collection, and perhaps to re-institute the book loan program, all with much greater efficiency.
While most generous, the grant covers only the cataloging and related software, equipment, and rent needed for the project. That's a lot, but the need is greater yet.
At present, most of our books are stored in plain cardboard boxes stacked one atop another. This isn't good for the books, and makes searching for any particular book nearly impossible.
The “Buy-A-Box” program is your opportunity to do exactly that — to fund the removal of books from one of these boxes and to buy a share of the steel library shelving on which these can be placed for easy access.
For each $25 you donate, a box of books or magazines will be cataloged and shelved for easy access. Your name will be recorded and recognized in a permanent way in our library facility. Right now, we have enough shelving, but we lack bookends. This will be a comparatively small project, but an important one, as anyone who has tried to get by without them will attest.
The program is not limited to Society members, but is open to all who wish to support the Augustan Library and to help make it again fully available to researchers and scholars.
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