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Quickstart Cataloguing: Local Studies Materials

May 26 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Virtual Event
£20.00 – £30.00

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QuickStart Cataloguing: Local Studies Materials with Anne Welsh (Beginning Cataloguing)
Wednesday 26th May, 11:00am

£20 (NAG Members price), £30 (Non-NAG Members)

Building on the Quickstart Cataloguing (RDA in MARC) session, this training focuses on the challenges faced in dealing with Local Studies materials. These publications are the least likely to arrive shelf-ready with supplier records, and although some are straightforward with obvious authors, publishers and dates of publication, many have been published by small special interest groups and may be harder to analyse and describe. We’ll look at corporate bodies (the cataloguing term for groups) and the rules governing when they can be main entry (MARC 110) and when they can only be added entry (MARC 710). We’ll also plunge into analytical entries and the power they can give us to enter off-prints from journals and single issues of journals, without causing confusion for library staff and users on the public catalogue. Finally we’ll think about material that isn’t published per se, but that is held in the library collection rather than the archive. Note: we won’t look at audio-visual materials as we only have an hour.

If you are unable to attend the Quickstart Cataloguing (RDA in MARC) session or you already know how to catalogue and are wondering to book this one, you can book a free discovery session with the trainer to discuss it. Please put “NAG Local Studies” in the notes at https://calendly.com/annew-discoverymeeting

The main section of the Zoom session will be recorded and available for all NAG Members to access from our “Learn” section after the event; however by attending the live event you have the opportunity to ask your specific questions and make connections with other librarians with the same queries.  Please note that NAG membership is currently free for all UK and Ireland public libraries until the end of June 2021 so do join and take advantage of the NAG Members price.  If you are from another sector (e.g. special libraries, charities, GLAM) then do get in touch to discuss your options; we have some bursary places available for this session.

Our instructor:  Anne Welsh from Beginning Cataloguing

Anne has been cataloguing professionally since 1993 and teaching others to catalogue since 1995. She is the lead author of Practical Cataloguing (London: Facet; Chicago: Neal Schuman, 2012), a core text in iSchools internationally. Beginning Cataloguing is in press at Routledge. She first studied Bibliography as part of her undergraduate courses in English Language and Literature, and taught Historical Bibliography for over a decade.  In March-May 2021 Anne has been delivering an online course to public library staff at Awen Libraries, who received a grant from the Kathleen Cooks Fund via Cilip Cymru to commission an online course for those who need to catalogue Local Studies and other books that do not arrive shelf-ready.


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QuickStart Local Studies (NAG Member)
£ 20.00
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QuickStart Local Studies (non-Member)
£ 30.00
44 available