At the end of this one-day bespoke workshop participants will leave having catalogued three rare books and with knowledge of where to seek further information.
This course has been certified by the LAI Continuing Professional Development Committee. Certificates of attendance will be issued to attendees.
This online workshop will take place over Zoom. Participants will have to be able to switch between Zoom and other applications, especially to read PDF documents; for this reason joining by tablet (such as iPad) is not recommended.
Please note that the majority of the places are reserved for current members of the Library Association of Ireland (LAI) at a discounted price. (Membership will be verified). In addition, a small number of places will be available to current LIS students/unwaged at a nominal price. See tickets for further details.
The three books we will catalogue represent three common periods held by many special collections:
- One Early Modern book
- One 18th century book
- One modern (post-1950) book with features that make rare book cataloguing appropriate.
Model answers will be provided in:
- DCRM(B) in MARC
- RDA in MARC
- AACR2 in MARC
A month before the training, you will receive four PDFs:
- an introductory reading list
- a summary of the relevant MARC fields we’ll be using on the day
- ‘The vocabulary of rare books’ – a basic glossary of common terms
- a list of useful online sources
You don’t have to read anything in advance, but for those who do like to read ahead, these will be useful resources.