Research Affiliation

Anne Welsh

Anne Welsh has been appointed as a Research Affiliate in the Centre for Data, Culture and Society at University of Edinburgh.

“Having spent part of the last ten years encouraging students to publish their dissertations, I’m happy at last to be in a position to pick up my own Masters research again – 25 years later!

Thanks to @edcdcs for a research affiliation while I dig into the W&R Chambers files again, once it is safe to travel in the new year.”

Beginning Cataloguing Instagram yesterday.

Photo by Andy Horton.

Beginning Bibliography Begins

We were really happy to welcome participants to Beginning Bibliography, whose first unit materials went live yesterday.

With books stranded in my old office, my London Library membership really came into its own in preparing the course – first time using postal delivery. As usual, their service was superb.

I’ve also acquired some new old books, ordering online from various booksellers, who have similarly been quick and efficient in posting out. You can’t teach material culture without the materials, that’s for sure!

Cutting the Jargon: What’s a Cutter?

Shelfie of the Penzler ARC on an iPad and the first edition's spine

On our Instagram today we posted a little about a deaccessioned library copy of the murder mystery The Widening Stain, referencing how it was shelved and why it was classified as it was. This blog post unpacks some of the cataloguing jargon (“ALA Rules”; “Cutter”; “Book Number”) and points you towards sources for further information.

This post is written for beginning cataloguers, or those who want to know more about Library of Congress Classification and the old A.L.A. Rules.

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