Update on CIG Rare Books Cataloguing E-Forum

As noted previously the CIG e-forum on rare books cataloguing will take place on 15th and 16th April 2015;  the timetable for the event is as follows:

Wed 15th April (10am-4pm)

10-12.30: Routes into rare book cataloguing

2-4: Standards and Provenance

Thursday 16th April (10am-4pm)

10-12.30: Looking at practical examples

2-3: Continue looking at practical examples

3-4: Any other queries?

This will help give some direction to our discussions but the sessions aren’t set in stone, so don’t feel you can’t post something you wanted to talk about if you are only around at a particular time of day.  If you’re posting about something new, then please give your subject header a relevant title so that those participating can keep track of conversations more easily.   We’ll have a lunchbreak between 12.30 and 2, but please feel free to keep posting over this time as well.

The focus for the second day will be on practical examples, giving participants the chance to have a go at creating records for rare books, and the opportunity to discuss the records with others during the forum.

The template and records can be accessed from the CIG website here. You only need to complete those fields and subfields you think are necessary for each title, and please feel free to add extra fields where necessary (e.g. additional 650s).

We hope people will share their records to the e-forum on the day; it is not compulsory to submit the records if you just want to have a go in private, but we would encourage people to do so.

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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