The LOA Librarian is using the LOA Library’s new Koha Integrated Library System as a means of increasing the visibility of how many physical resources and digital or e-resources the LOA Library Koha Catalog has indexed per tribe or tribal entity. The LOA Librarian has been cataloging and embedding links to stable e-book links and other resources on the Internet that support research per tribe.
The LOA Librarians have been electronically indexing materials since 1992 in a manner which makes information about ‘each’ tribal entity discussed or mentioned in an individual print or physical resource accessible. 1992 is when the first LOA Library in-house database was first launched.
The current efforts of cataloging and pointing to electronic resources (ebooks, etc.) is just one more effort the LOA Library / LOA Librarian is making to make information for each tribe more accessible. The figures below are per tribal entity.
The LOA Library indexing attempts to be as specific as possible whenever possible, however, when historic resources do not specify a tribal entity the broader group name has been indexed. Many resources are indexed as “Apache Indians,” for example, because the resource doesn’t indicate which specific ‘Apaches’ the resources is referencing. The list below is compiled from searches performed in the LOA Library Koha Catalog for the specific ‘subject’ or ‘topic’ term in the left column, this could be tribe or geographic place name. It won’t include multiple searches to include variant spellings or historic tribe names (eg. Hopi vs. Moqui or Moki).
The LOA Library indexing and cataloging of Internet resources directly supports the strategic planning objectives of the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture. This report is a response to input received from participants in the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture’s World Cafe and the New Mexico State Tribal Libraries Program Tribal Libraries Coordinator.
LOA LIBRARY RESOURCES Print & E-Resources STATISTICS PER TRIBAL ENTITY *
111 NM tribal resources (print & electronic cataloged / added in February 2005
TRIBE/GROUP Print materials (books, articles, etc.) / Electronic books, theses, etc.
Acoma 280 / 15
Apache (overall) 1331 / 15
Cochiti 228 / 10
Hopi 1429 / 23 <raw data will not include Tusayan, etc.)
Isleta 124 / 6 <raw data will include Isleta del Sur, for example>
Jemez 272 / 14 <raw data will include mountains, springs refs, not include ‘Unshagi’>
Laguna 265 / 8
Nambe 71 / 4
Navajo / Diné 3535 / 28 <Search/Tech problem re: accents prior to Koha; Diné not used>
Ohkay Owingeh 140 / 5 <Global change made in system from ‘San Juan’>
Pecos 356 / 8 <many of these will be ‘false hits’ / about ‘place’ not people>
Picuris 134 / 9
Pojoaque 56 / 2
Sandia 80 / 5
San Felipe 67 / 4
San Ildefonso 206 / 12
Santa Ana 89 / 5
Santa Clara 260 / 5
Santo Domingo 166 / 10 <Global change made to ‘Kewa’ / then reversed to Santo Domingo>
Taos 423 / 10
Tesuque 112 / 4
Zia 129 / 9
Zuni 901 / 44
* Don’t forget this is raw data, just simple searches performed on the term on the left in the table. The LOA Library is dedicated to collecting, cataloging and indexing information in all formats on the arts and cultures of tribes in New Mexico and the greater Southwest.