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Bursaries for CILIP Conference 2017

CILIP Conference 2017, 5-6 July, Manchester

The CIG committee is pleased to announce that there are two bursaries on offer for our members to attend the CILIP Conference 2017. This year’s event promises to be great so get those applications in!

We are also pleased to announce that there will be a CIG stand at this year’s conference so do drop by and say hello to our committee representatives. They are looking forward to meeting you and answering any questions you may have about our group.

Why you should attend

“This is an amazing opportunity to connect with library professionals around the globe, to generate ideas and build relationships. When librarians get together, something great happens.”
Dr Carla D. Hayden, Librarian of Congress and CILIP Conference 2017 keynote speaker

The CILIP Conference brings together 600 library and information professionals for two days of knowledge sharing, discussion, debate and networking opportunities. The conference aims to leave you feeling inspired and passionate about the work that we do as a profession.

This year’s programme focuses on the key areas impacting our profession; from technology to policy, and social justice to learning. These sessions will sit alongside a dedicated strand focusing on “Your Career” which will offer help, advance and the tools you need for all stages of your career, and a brand new strand – the “Creative Hub” – working with Manchester Library Services.

To keep up to date on conference developments, follow @CILIPConf17 and #CILIPConf17 and visit the conference website, cilipconference.org.uk.

Bursary options

CILIP bursary

CILIP is pleased to offer CIG members a bursary place for this event. The bursary includes access to both days of the conference, lunch, refreshments and all sessions. It also includes a ticket to the evening reception at the Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) and one nights’ accommodation at Motel One, both on Wednesday 5 July 2017. In addition, CIG will cover travel costs for up to £100.

CIG sponsored place

CIG is pleased to offer a sponsored place for this event. The sponsorship covers the registration fee, one night’s accommodation at Motel One and travel costs for up to £100. The registration fee includes access to both days of the conference, lunch, refreshments and all sessions. It also includes a ticket to the evening reception at MOSI.

How to apply

Applicants must be CIG members (though CILIP membership is not required), and the application (ca. 200 words) should demonstrate why they would like to attend, how they would use their attendance to highlight or promote CIG’s area of interest, and if/why they would not be able to attend without CIG sponsorship. We would like the sponsored delegate to write a report/summary to be publicised on the CIG blog and/or journal.

Please submit your application to the Honorary Secretary Emily Bogie, e.berrisford@sheffield.ac.uk by 11 April 2017.

Applicants will be notified whether they have been successful by 18 April 2017.

If you have any questions do not hesitate to get in touch, cigcommittee@gmail.com.

For further information see: https://www.cilip.org.uk/cataloguing-indexing-group/news/bursaries-cilip-conference-2017

Introduction to Cataloguing

Date: Friday April 7th

Time: 10:00 – 16:00

CILIP South West Members Network (SWMN) & CILIP Cataloguing and Indexing Group (CIG) invite you to oneBooks day training on cataloguing.
This training is aimed at people who know nothing about cataloguing (or who have forgotten everything they once knew long ago). In a range of activities, you will find out what cataloguing is and why we do it; have a go at doing some basic cataloguing using the current international standard (RDA) and exchange format (MARC21); and leave with some resources you can use to keep up-to-date with your newly-gained cataloguing knowledge.

The trainers are from CILIP’s Cataloguing and Indexing Group. Anne Welsh is Lecturer in Library and Information Studies at University College London, where she teaches the core module in Cataloguing and optional modules in Advanced Cataloguing and in Historical Bibliography. Her co-authored book Practical Cataloguing (Facet, 2012) is a set text at iSchools nationally and internationally, and her second book, Cataloguing and Decision-Making in a Hybrid Environment is due out from Facet later this year.

Katharine Whaite is currently completing her PhD studies in cataloguing history at University College London, where she has led classes in cataloguing and classification. She has previously worked at BPP University Library (Holborn), and Gray’s Inn Library, where she has also provided legal information training. She has published articles in Catalogue & Index and Information Research.

Sponsored place
CIG is pleased to offer a sponsored place for this event. The sponsorship covers the registration fee, with the bursary holder responsible for their own travel costs.

Applicants must be CIG members (though CILIP membership is not required), and the application (ca. 200 words) should demonstrate why they would like to attend, how they would use their attendance to highlight or promote CIG’s area of interest, and if/why they would not be able to attend without CIG sponsorship. We would like the sponsored delegate to write a report/summary to be publicised on the CIG blog and/or journal.

Please submit your application to the Honorary Secretary Emily Bogie, e.berrisford@sheffield.ac.uk by 17 March 2017.
Registration
To register for this event, and for more details, please go to https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/introduction-to-cataloguing-tickets-32351326689.

For any enquiries regarding this event please contact Christina Carson, Candidate Support Officer, Devon & Cornwall.

We look forward to seeing you there!

RDA in a Day 2017

Card catalogue

Please note that this event is now fully booked. You can still join the waitlist below.

Date: 11/5/17

Time: 10:00 – 17:00

Location: CILIP Headquarters, 7 Ridgmount Street, London, WC1E 7AE

The CILIP Cataloguing & Indexing Group (CIG) is pleased to announce a repeat of the successful RDA in a Day training course.

RDA in a Day is a practical introduction to cataloguing with RDA: Resource Description and Access. Led by two RDA specialists from the British Library, the course will cover the FRBR model and RDA terminology. This is an interactive, hands-on course in which trainees will learn by using RIMMF and the RDA Toolkit to create RDA records. The day also covers creation of RDA records in MARC 21. Prior cataloguing experience and knowledge of AACR2 and MARC 21 will be an advantage. Places are limited to maintain an excellent trainer/trainee ration so that you get the most out of your day.

Registration – Book here
Closing date for bookings: 21 April 2017
Please note that invoices will not be issued until shortly after the event.

Sponsored place
We are pleased to be able to offer a sponsored place for this event. Applicants must be CIG members (though CILIP membership is not required), and the application (ca. 200 words) should demonstrate why they would like to attend, how they would use their attendance to highlight or promote CIG’s area of interest, and if/why they would not be able to attend without CIG sponsorship. We would like the sponsored delegate to write a report/summary to be publicised on the CIG blog and/or journal.

Please submit your application to Nicky by 10 March 2017.

Applicants will be notified whether they have been successful by 24 March 2017.

When filling in the registration form please provide the following additional information so that the trainers may better tailor the course to the group:

How would you describe your current familiarity with MARC?

  • None
  • Basic
  • Good

How would you describe your current familiarity with RDA?

  • None
  • Basic
  • Good

Cancellation policy
Please note our cancellation policy: once your place is confirmed, we are unable to arrange refunds if you are subsequently unable to attend the event. Should this circumstance arise we are happy for someone else to attend in your place, but please notify us in advance if at all possible.

LCSH in a day: A CIG event delivered by the British Library

**Fully booked. Please email to be added to the waiting list**

The CILIP Cataloguing & Indexing Group (CIG) is pleased to announce a repeat of the successful “LCSH in a day” training course.  “LCSH in a day” is a practical introduction to using Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH), led by a specialist from the British Library.  The course will include an overview of the Subject Cataloging Manual, and will cover the structure of LCSH and conventions for constructing strings.  This one-day event mixes taught theory with practical exercises.

Full details of the dates and venue are given below.  To book, please fill in the booking form.

We are pleased to be able to offer a sponsored place at this event. Applicants must be CIG members (though CILIP membership is not required), and the application (ca. 200 words) should demonstrate why they would like to attend, how they would use their attendance to highlight or promote CIG’s area of interest, and if/why they would not be able to attend without CIG sponsorship. We would like the sponsored delegates to write a report/summary to be publicised on the CIG blog and/or journal. Please submit your application to Debbie by the date given below.

Date: Wednesday 23rd November 2016

Time: 10.00-17.00 (lunch included)

Venue: CILIP HQ, 7 Ridgmount Street, London, WC1E 7AE

Cost: £95 +VAT (CIG members), £120 +VAT (non-CIG members)

Closing date for sponsored place applications: 12th October (applicants will be notified by 26th October).

Closing date for bookings: 9th November

Contact: Debbie Lee (deborah.lee@courtauld.ac.uk; +44 (0)20 7848 2905)

Please note that once your place is confirmed, we are unable to arrange refunds if you are subsequently unable to attend the event. Should this circumstance arise we are happy for someone else to attend in your place, but please notify us in advance if at all possible.

 

CIG16 Write Up

Below is a summary of our recent conference on Innovation and Discovery written by Emma Booth from Metadata Services at LSE.  Many thanks to Emma for giving us permission to include this on our blog.

Earlier this month, the biennial conference of the Cataloguing and Indexing Group took place at Swansea University’s Bay Campus, focusing upon metadata innovation and discovery.

The conference demonstrated how libraries, archives and museums are all striving to improve the quality of their metadata in order to enhance resource-discovery for their users. Papers and presentations covered a range of interesting and innovative metadata enrichment and quality- improvement projects, including collaborations between libraries, archives and special collections.

Several of the presentations revealed how refinements in metadata standards and the adoption of Linked Open Data formats such as BIBFRAME are enabling librarians to acquire new skills in metadata creation and manipulation, whilst simultaneously improving the discoverability of library-resources on external systems via the web. This is due to the fact that Linked Open Data standards allow bibliographic metadata to become compatible with web-data standards, and so be indexed by web-based search engines, rather than being hidden away in the library’s local catalogue or repository.

Furthermore, Linked Open Data standards enable users to explore the relationships and links between different works, individuals, events and places, which can open up new avenues for cross-disciplinary research. This means that library collections can expand their discoverability from local to global audiences and have a wider impact upon research and learning communities. As such, Linked Data projects enable an institution to shift towards a more ‘user-centric’ approach to resource discoverability, acknowledging the fact that researchers often choose to use external systems, tools and platforms to search for information, rather than just using a library catalogue.

Throughout the conference there were examples of the fundamental work that cataloguers and metadata librarians are doing on a daily basis in order to ensure that collections are made discoverable and accessible. Many libraries are investing time and staff resources in upgrading their legacy metadata records from old standards, and are steadily FRBRising their library catalogue in order to make its content more discoverable to users.

Many of the papers also expressed the view that, whilst the work of the metadata team is often hidden away from public view, cataloguing and metadata practices and workflows, together with systems and discovery layers, ultimately determine the user experience and, therefore, the user’s impression of a library’s quality. Without good quality, standardised bibliographic metadata it is impossible for a library-user to know what resources are in a library’s collections, whether they are relevant to the their research, how they relate to materials they have already accessed, or how to gain physical or electronic access to those resources. In essence, without bibliographic metadata there is no library!

The overall feeling of the conference was that metadata librarianship is in an exciting place, with great opportunities for expansion and innovation opening up through projects involving Linked Data. However, there was a feeling that cataloguers and metadata specialists need to be more vocal advocates for the work that they do, and for the importance of metadata enrichment projects at their institutions as a means of enhancing the user-experience and improving the discoverability of library collections.

Slides, workshop materials and posters from the conference can be found here.

RDA in a Day

We are pleased to announce a repeat of the successful RDA in a Day training course – and this time, we’re offering it in two locations (Sheffield and London) to make it available to a wider audience!

RDA in a Day is a practical introduction to cataloguing with RDA: Resource Description and Access, led by two RDA specialists from the British Library. The course will cover the FRBR model and RDA terminology. This is an interactive, hands-on course in which trainees will learn by using RIMMF and the RDA Toolkit to create RDA records. The day also covers creation of RDA records in MARC 21. Prior cataloguing experience and knowledge of AACR2 and MARC 21 will be an advantage.

Registration
Closing date for bookings: 30 September 2016

Sheffield

Date: Wednesday 12th October 2016
Time: 10.00-17.00 (lunch included)
Venue: The University of Sheffield, Sir Robert Hadfield Building, Mappin Street, Sheffield, S1 3JD.
Cost: £95 + VAT (CIG members), £120 + VAT (non-CIG members)
Closing date for sponsored place applications: 25th September (applicants will be notified by 3rd October)
Closing date for bookings: 30th September
Contact: Emily Bogie (e.berrisford@sheffield.ac.uk, tel: +44 (0)1142 220534)

London – Please note that this event is now fully booked. Contact Nicky to be added to the wait list.

Date: Tuesday 25th October 2016
Time: 10.00-17.00 (lunch included)
Venue: CILIP HQ, 7 Ridgmount Street, London, WC1E 7AE.
Cost: £95 + VAT (CIG members), £120 + VAT (non-CIG members)
Closing date for sponsored place applications: 2nd October (applicants will be notified by 10th October)
Closing date for bookings: 14th October
Contact: Nicky Ransom (nransom2@ucreative.ac.uk, tel: +44 (0)1252 892739)

Sponsored place
We are pleased to be able to offer a sponsored place at each of these events. Applicants must be CIG members (though CILIP membership is not required), and the application (ca. 200 words) should demonstrate why they would like to attend, how they would use their attendance to highlight or promote CIG’s area of interest, and if/why they would not be able to attend without CIG sponsorship. We would like the sponsored delegates to write a report/summary to be publicised on the CIG blog and/or journal.

Please submit your application to Emily Bogie for the Sheffield event or Nicky Ransom for the London event by 25 September 2016.

Applicants will be notified whether they have been successful by 3 October 2016.

Cancellation policy
Please note our cancellation policy: once your place is confirmed, we are unable to arrange refunds if you are subsequently unable to attend the event. Should this circumstance arise we are happy for someone else to attend in your place, but please notify us in advance if at all possible.

CIG Conference 2016 – Feedback

The CIG Conference is over for another year. Although we had a great time and hope you did too we are always keen to hear how we could make the experience even better.
If you attended CIG 2016 – Innovation and Discovery – let us know what you thought by taking a quick survey here.
We are also interested in hearing from you if you didn’t attend. Please complete the survey here.