Our “off-the shelf” training comes in two forms – online and face-to-face.
Launching in July 2020 with Beginning Bibliographic Models, our online courses provide a cost-effective way to get to grips with core concepts and learn how to carry out cataloguing tasks:
- Beginning Bibliographic Models – open for booking now. 12-15 hours of learning at your own pace, beginning on Monday 6 July. Taught by Anne Welsh. We cover the development of the models that underpin our practice. Full curriculum and free video introduction available here. Half-price introductory offer: £90 (including VAT), please register in advance.
- Beginning Bibliography – open for booking now. 20-25 hours of learning at your own pace, beginning on Monday 3 August. Co-taught by Anne Welsh and Yvonne Lewis. Full curriculum and free video introduction available here. Learn the techniques of Bibliography – a backbone not only of librarianship but also studies of the book as object. £240 (including VAT), please register in advance.
- Beginning Cataloguing Rare Books – under current development for September. With RBMS having announced that it will publish the next edition to the main standard for rare books, Descriptive Cataloguing of Rare Materials (Books) (DCRM(B)) freely available outside the RDA Toolkit, there is no financial barrier for libraries of all sizes to continue to use this well-established standard. The current edition, on which this course is based, is, of course, RDA-compliant, so it is suitable for libraries who use RDA for modern materials.
Friday 26 June also sees the first of three masterclasses with Concetta La Spada.
Taking place via Zoom, each masterclass will consist of a presentation (20-25 minutes) followed by questions and discussion. They are an opportunity for you to find out more about the standards and tools Concetta is using, and also to let us know if there are any on which you would like her to run a “how to” class in future.
The first two topics are set, with the third being determined based on feedback from attendees. Each class takes place at 12 noon (British Summer Time) and lasts for just under an hour.
- Beginning Data Manipulation, Friday 26 June, 12 noon (BST) – listen to the recording now. Concetta talks through the use of MarcEdit she described in her recent case study, published in Catalogue & Index (available open access here). FREE: register for access to recording and links.
- Beginning Copy Cataloguing, Monday 27 July, 12 noon (BST) – listen to the recording now. In this masterclass, Concetta shares the tools she uses to train copy cataloguers at Cambridge University Press, including BiblioFile, MarcEdit and ClassificationWeb. £6: register for access.
- Beginning Cataloguing Ebooks, Monday 10 August, 12 noon (BST) – book now. Having looked at data manipulation using MarcEdit in her first Masterclass and at copy cataloguing in her second, Concetta is going to show how she goes about creating ebook records from scratch – an everyday part of her day job, but something we’ve heard is a little outside the comfort zone of cataloguers used to working mainly with print resources. £6, please register in advance.
Because of the COVID-19 lockdown, we are not able to offer off-the-shelf training at the moment. We will populate this page over the summer, so if you are thinking about a cost-effective training package for 2021, you can see what will be available. Please check back in August for more information, or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to start the conversation now.
Page last updated 15 July 2020.