Quickstart Cataloguing (RDA in MARC)
May 19 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Quickstart Cataloguing (RDA in MARC) with Anne Welsh (Beginning Cataloguing)
Wednesday 19th May, 11:00am
£20 (NAG Members price), £30 (Non-NAG Members)
This training session is aimed specifically at public librarians wanting an easy introduction to cataloguing in order to deal with books that don’t arrive shelf-ready with records from suppliers. We’ll look at the main fields that are useful for library users (author (and added entry fields for co-authors, editors, illustrators etc), title, publication details, copyright date(s), series, and notes) and discuss what subject information (classification, shelving order, subject headings) you are using (note: this varies across libraries so we can only discuss, not train in a general group like this).
By the end of the hour, you’ll have a clear idea of the information to record, the challenges in finding it, and where to go for further information. It will help you to read the first chapter of Practical Cataloguing, which is available to download as a free pdf here.
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.
There is a second follow up session on Wednesday 26th May aimed specifically at librarians working within Local Studies to cover the additional challenges of their material.
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.