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Resolution re Cataloguing Support Program

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Resolution—Cataloguing Support Program.

The Board of Trustees (“Board”) of the Flag Heritage Foundation (“Foundation”) takes notice that a number of collections of flag books and flag- and symbol-related documentation of significant scholarly value are either uncatalogued, only partially catalogued, or with a catalogue needing improvement to meet modern professional standards. Absent, defective or suboptimal cataloguing reduces the usefulness of these collections as instruments of research, impedes their inclusion in a union list as part of the Flag Bibliography International (“Bibliography”), and increases the possibility that the collections will be irresponsibly dispersed after their owners’ deaths rather than transferred to permanent institutions where their integrity and availability to scholars can be maintained. To help correct this problem, and in accord with the mandate of the Foundation, found in Article Third of its Trust Declaration, to “preserve … flags and artifacts related to them,” to “organize information concerning … flags and related symbols,” to “support the conducting … of research in … private libraries,” to “make grants for any of the foregoing purposes,” and to “take any other action designed to further the purposes of the Trust,” the …
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Cataloguing Support Program

Many collections of flag books (and flag- and symbol-related documentation) of significant scholarly value are either uncatalogued, only partially catalogued, or have a catalogue which needs improvement to meet modern professional standards.

This reduces their usefulness for research and increases the possibility that the collections will eventually be irresponsibly dispersed rather than transferred to permanent institutions where their integrity and availability to scholars can be maintained.

To help correct this problem, the Foundation has established a  program to help qualifying collections catalogue their books and documents.  The Program makes grants to subsidize:

professional assessment of a collection’s cataloguing needs; actual cataloguing of the collection to professional standards by professional and/or paraprofessional personnel; correction of existing catalogues, if necessary; and maintenance, publication and dissemination of catalogues generated by the Program.

Grants in aid of Program objectives ordinarily take the form of underwriting services and paying contractors.  Cash grants directly to collections or their owners are disfavored.  Participating collections must agree to make their catalogues public.

A full description of the Cataloguing Support Program appears here.

To apply for a Cataloguing Support Grant, please send an e-mail describing your collection …
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