RDA & Rare Materials Seminar, Edinburgh, 6th November

Programme and Registration

CIG Scotland is delighted to host an international seminar on RDA & Rare Materials, in conjunction with members of the Association of College & Research Libraries’ Rare Books and Manuscripts Section (RBMS), the European RDA Interest Group (EURIG), the CILIP Rare Books and Special Collections Group (RBSCG), the CILIP Cataloguing & Indexing Group (CIG), IFLA and JSC

This seminar has been organised in association with the meeting of the Joint Steering Committee for Development of RDA, which meets at the National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh on 2-6 November 2015

Seminar details

  • Date: Friday 6th November
  • Time: 10.00-16:00
  • Venue: Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation, High School Yards, Infirmary Street, Edinburgh EH1 1LZ  (http://edinburghcentre.org/Venue.html)
  • Cost: £48 (incl 20% VAT)

Prompted by organizational changes within JSC, the revision of ACRL’s Rare Books & Manuscripts Section’s Descriptive Cataloging of Rare Materials, the international efforts of institutions and organizations to enhance bibliographic data sharing and interoperability, and the recognition that access to rare materials and special collections is vital for research and learning, this seminar brings together experts and practitioners from around the world.  Participants will share, through a mix of presentations and discussion, their current practices and methods for the description of, and access to, rare materials. The objectives of this seminar are knowledge sharing to gain the widest possible picture of current practices and international collaboration on cataloguing and descriptive standards.

Programme

  • RDA & descriptive cataloging of rare materials: developing policy statements for special collections resources – Francis Lapka (Yale Center for British Art) and Audrey Pearson (Yale University Beinecke Library
  • Step children of printing : toward an integrated standard for the description of single-sheet items – Flavia Bruni, Sapienza University of Rome
  • Alignment between special material and RDA in German speaking countries – Christian Aliverti (Swiss National Library) and Renate Behrens (Deutsche Nationalbibliothek)
  • Transcription in rare materials cataloguing – Deborah J. Leslie, Folger Shakespeare Library
  • Metadata is catnip to digital scholars – Jennifer Schaffner
  • RDA & Rare books cataloguing at Edinburgh University Library – Alasdair Macdonald and Elizabeth Quarmby Lawrence, University of Edinburgh (short paper )
  • Something old, something new: rare books and RDA – Josie Caplehorne and Rachel Dickinson, University of Kent (short paper)
  • Book bindings and paper sheets fit for RDA : current practice in the Netherlands – Marja Smolenaars, Koninklijke Bibliotheek, Netherlands
  • The language of bindings thesaurus – Nicholas Pickwoad and Athanasios Velios, Ligatus, University of the Arts London (short paper)

Associated events  The seminar is associated with several events taking place in Edinburgh of potential interest to attendees.  Please see below for details, and how to register.

Registration

To book a place at the seminar (and associated events), please supply the following details to CIG Scotland, at cigscot@gmail.com

    • Your name         
    • Institution          
    • Invoice address (or state that you will pay on the day)        
    • Special dietary requirements     
    • Optional. Reserve a place as an observer at the JSC Rare Materials morning session, Thursday 5th Nov (details below) FULLY BOOKED – REGISTRATION CLOSED
    • Optional. Reserve a place on Thursday 5th Nov visit to Edinburgh University research materials 2-3pm (details below) NB: numbers are limited and places will be allocated on a first come first served basis
    • Optional. Reserve a place on Thursday 5th Nov visit to National Library of Scotland Rare Books 3.30-4.30pm (details below) NB: numbers are limited and places will be allocated on a first come first served basis FULLY BOOKED – REGISTRATION CLOSED
    • Optional. Register note of interest in attending Thursday 5th Nov DCRM Task Force meeting, 5.30-8pm (details below)

A sandwich lunch will be provided at the seminar on Friday.  Please note that invoices will be issued after the event.  Enquiries regarding purchase orders, payment or invoicing should be sent to CIGS Treasurer at cigscot@gmail.com.

Registration closes 23rd October. Please note that cancellations after this date will be charged at the full price.

We look forward to welcoming you to Edinburgh in November.

Associated events

The seminar is associated with several events taking place in Edinburgh of potential interest to attendees, please see details below.   You can register for the majority of these events using the seminar registration above.

Thursday 5 November 2015

Morning (9am-12noon)

  • JSC meeting agenda item on RDA and the work of the RBMS RDA-DCRM Task Force will form part of the morning business. Observers are welcome and attendance is free, but registration is essential. Please register above. The JSC takes place at the National Library of Scotland (http://www.nls.uk/info/locationmap/index.cfm)  For more details on the JSC please refer to the JSC website http://www.rda-jsc.org/node/236 FULLY BOOKED – REGISTRATION CLOSED

Afternoon (2-4.30pm)

Visits to collections at the National Library of Scotland and the University of Edinburgh are being arranged.

  • 3.30-4.30pm – Visit the Rare Books Collections at the National Library of Scotland (http://www.nls.uk/collections/rare-books).   Attendance is free, but due to space considerations participation will be limited and advance registration is required, with places allocated on a first come first served basis. To reserve a place, please register above. FULLY BOOKED – REGISTRATION CLOSED

Evening (5.30-8pm)

  • RBMS RDA-Descriptive Cataloging of Rare Materials Task Force meeting
  • Primarily a business meeting to receive external input on a small set of the most pressing/contentious issues facing the DCRM group. Due to space considerations participation will be limited, please register your note of interest to attend above.  The meeting will take place at the National Library of Scotland (http://www.nls.uk/info/locationmap/index.cfm).

Monday 9 November 2015

10am-4pm 

  • RLS-athon – organised by CIG Scotland, JSC, and TMQ
  • A jane-athon or hackathon using the RIMMF RDA data editor and focussing on the works of Robert Louis Stevenson (RLS). RLS was born in Edinburgh on 13 November 1850, and RLS Day is celebrated this week.  For more details and how to register please go to http://wp.me/p40zYT-7j

We look forward to welcoming you to the Seminar and associated events in November.

Organizing committee

  • Francis Lapka (RBMS RDA-DCRM TF chair)
  • Nina Schneider (RBMS BSC chair)
  • Anne Welsh (CIG member and Lecturer, Department of Information Studies, UCL (London))
  • Iris O’Brien (RBSCG BSC chair and The British Library)
  • Claudia Fabian (Bayerische Staatsbibliothek and IFLA)
  • Alan Danskin (EURIG Chair, British Library)
  • Graeme Forbes (CIGS Chair and Head of Ingest, National Library of Scotland)
  • Paul Cunnea (CIGS Secretary and Digital Assets Manager, NLS)
  • Gordon Dunsire (CIGS and JSC)

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