Finding André Savine Collection Materials in the Electronic Catalog (OPAC) of the University of North Carolina Libraries
Catalog records of already-cataloged Collection holdings are in the Libraries' OPAC (Online Public Access Catalog). Categorization of these materials began in January of 2008 and will continue for some time as funds permit. Digitization of materials is possible only after a particular title is cataloged. The catalog records of digitized titles are linked to the Internet Archive www.archive.org where the full text resides. Digitization requires much more time than cataloging, and not all collection materials can be digitized. Therefore, there are many more Collection records in OPAC than digitized titles in the Internet Archive. For example, on August 6, 2009 OPAC had 2169, and the Internet Archive only 239.
There is always a larger number of digitized titles in the Internet Archive compared to the number of OPAC records that are linked to these titles because uploading of the searchable URLs is done only once a month, while digitization is an on-going process.
The OPAC contains millions of cataloging records for the entire collection of the Libraries. The following instructions will describe how to retrieve records for Savine materials in two different ways: 1) for all cataloged materials and 2) for only already-digitized materials.
When searching for Savine materials, you should keep in mind the specifics of the transliteration system that is prescribed by American cataloging standards. Many of the Savine items, too, are printed in the older orthography. While searching in the UNC OPAC is facilitated by "added titles" in modern orthography, it is also useful to remember the differences between old and new orthography when searching in the Internet Archive and elsewhere.
This group includes all cataloged materials, whether or not they are digitized.
Connect to the OPAC (OPAC) and follow the instructions in the red frames in Illustration 1:
If you would like to retrieve only all digitized materials from the André Savine Collection, type in the search window Andre Savine open content instead of André Savine (see Illustration 1). Do not change any other search parameters. This search query will retrieve records for ALL CATALOGED AND DIGITIZED materials in the Collection.
There are two links in the retrieved catalog records (see Illustration 2). The link "Full text available via the UNC-Chapel Hill Libraries" connects to the Internet Archive where the full text resides.
If a title was described by André Savine, his description has been included in the Core Module of the Russia Beyond Russia Electronic Library. You can connect to this record by clicking on the link "Related electronic resource: Russia Beyond Russia Core Module (RBR-CM) based on André Savine's research" (see Illustration 2).
The Libraries are currently experimenting with a multifaceted search engine, Endecа, which is the default interface to the catalog. For the user of the Savine Collection, this interface offers the advantage of searching for individual items in Cyrillic characters. The "added titles" in modern orthography, mentioned previously, enable the searcher to easily locate an item without respect to the orthography actually used in it. However, not all the glitches related to non-Roman scripts are worked out. If you do not find the items you searched in Endeca, search in the Classic Catalog (see Illustration 3).
Materials in the Classic Catalog can be searched only in transliteration, without diacritics. Catalog records in the Classic Catalog display the same information shown in the Endeca Full Record tab, but the interface is different (see Illustration 4).
Again, because of the "added titles", the transliterated titles for items in the Collection can be searched according to both old and new orthography.
For Library of Congress Subject Headings, the Classic Catalog provides cross-references and a comprehensive, browseable list of these headings with their sub-headings that are in use, which Endeca does not. Thus the Classic Catalog allows you to refine your subject search:
To get a list such as this, enter just the first word from an LC Subject Heading in the search window (see Illustration 6); the Classic Catalog will display all subject headings (and cross-references) that begin with this word.