CIG e-forum on rare books cataloguing

Join us for our next e-forum, to be held on Wednesday 15th & Thursday 16th April 2015. Hosted by the Cataloguing & Indexing Group (CIG) of CILIP, co-moderated by Karen Pierce (Cardiff University), Iris O’Brien (The British Library), and Katie Flanagan (Brunel University) this e-forum is free and open to everyone!

How different is rare book cataloguing to ‘everyday’ cataloguing? What is the route into rare book cataloguing? What skills are needed? What standards do people use?  What do you do with provenance information? Has RDA had any impact on the rare book world? This CIG hosted forum will provide a platform to ask questions, share experiences, and give advice.  Practical cataloguing examples will also be provided, with a chance for people to have a go at cataloguing some rare book examples.

The discussion will allow those who have no experience at rare book cataloguing to ask questions and hear the experiences of established professionals. We would especially encourage anyone who is already working in the sector to participate.

What is a CIG e-forum?
A CIG e-forum provides an opportunity for librarians to discuss matters of interest, led by a moderator, through the e-forum discussion list.

The e-forum discussion list works like an email listserv: register your email address with the list, and then you will receive messages and communicate with other participants through an email discussion.

E-forums are scheduled to last two days. Registration is necessary to participate, but it’s free and open to both members and non-members of CIG.

The e-forum takes place on Wednesday 15th and Thursday 16th April 2015.

On both days, sessions will begin at 10am and end at 4pm (UK time).

Instructions for registration are available at:

Once you have registered for one e-forum, you do not need to register again, unless you choose to leave the email list. Participation is free and open to anyone.



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