Category Archives: RDA

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.

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.

Metadata and Linked Data seminar, Edinburgh,12 September

LOD2aCIG Scotland is pleased to announce our 5th linked data event, which will take place in Edinburgh on the 12 of September.

This year we are delighted to welcome speakers from the British Library, the Bibliothèque nationale de France, the Universities of Edinburgh and St Andrews, the RDA Steering Committee, and the National Library of Scotland, with other speakers to be confirmed.

Speakers will describe the practice and challenges of implementing linked data in a library and information environment, from local pilots and experiments to national services.  The opportunities and challenges that linked data presents to cataloguers, libraries and the wider information landscape will be explored, with speakers describing their organisation’s experience, as well as providing an insight into national metadata strategies.

The seminar will be of interest to professionals involved in cataloguing, metadata, resource discovery, and data interoperability, with an interest in linked data, open data and the semantic web.

Details

  • Event        Metadata and Linked Data: projects, experiments and services in libraries
  • Date          Monday 12th September 2016
  • Time         10:00-16:00 (registration and refreshments 10:00-10:30)
  • Venue       Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation,  High School Yards, Infirmary Street, Edinburgh EH1 1LZ
  • Cost           £60 (online booking fees apply)

A buffet lunch will be provided.

The full programme is still to be announced, but confirmed speakers include:

  • Alan Danskin, British Library, describing linked data initiatives and BL metadata strategy
  • Mélanie Roche, Bibliothèque nationale de France, describing linked data intiatives at the BnF
  • Gordon Dunsire, RDA Steering Committee, describing RDA linked data work
  • Alasdair MacDonald & Ruby Wilkins, Edinburgh University Library, describing a project to link authorities across local datasets
  • Janet Aucock, St Andrews University Library, providing a cataloguer’s linked data perspective
  • Alexandra De Pretto, National Library of Scotland, describing experiments with linked data at the national library
  • Dr Torsten Reimer, Imperial College London, providing an overview of ORCID and the benefits for global scholarly communication systems

To reserve your place please register via Eventbrite at http://tinyurl.com/cigslod2016

We look forward to seeing you in Edinburgh in September.

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RDA Briefing

The Association of Pall Mall Libraries has kindly extended an invitation for CIG members to register for the following event:

RDA Briefing Monday 25th April 2015, at Royal Astronomical Society, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BQ The session will run from 2pm – 5pm Fee: £12.50 per person (including VAT) Speaker: Alan Danskin, Collection Metadata Standards Manager, British Library, Vice-Chair CILIP Cataloguing & Indexing Group and Chair of the European RDA Interest Group (EURIG).

Outline: Resource Description and Access (RDA) is the cataloguing standard developed to replace AACR2. During this briefing session, Alan Danskin will run through the background to RDA and FRBR, and the differences from AACR2. He will cover:

  • Challenges and costs & benefits of implementation
  • RDA training
  • Systems configuration
  • Using the RDA Toolkit
  • RDA and legacy data
  • RDA and discovery
  • Applying RDA
  • Future developments and strategy

Please can you contact Sian Prosser (sp@ras.org.uk) to book a place.

RDA in a Day

Please note this event is now fully booked

The CILIP Cataloguing & indexing Group (CIG) is pleased to announce a RDA in a Day on 23rd March 2016 at CILIP, 7 Ridgmount Street, London, WC1E 7AE

RDA in a Day is a practical introduction to cataloguing with RDA: Resource Description and Access. 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.

The course will be led by Alan Danskin is Collection Metadata Standards Manager at the British Library. Alan represents the British Library on the RDA Steering Committee, of which he was Chair between 2009 and 2011. Alan is also Chair of EURIG (the European RDA Interest Group). He was formerly the UK representative on the MARC Advisory Committee and was Editor of UKMARC and UNIMARC and has served on several IFLA committees and working groups. During his British Library career Alan has been responsible for the implementation of RDA, MARC 21 and NACO by the British Library. Alan has been a member of the CIG committee in various capacities since 2000 and is currently Vice-Chair.

Date: 23rd March 2016
Time: 10.00-17.00 (lunch included)
Venue: CILIP HQ, 7 Ridgmount St, London WC1E 7AE
Cost: £75 + VAT (CIG members), £85 + VAT (non-CIG members)

To book, or for further information, please contact Robin Armstrong Viner (r.armstrong-viner@kent.ac.uk, tel: +44 (0)1227 827649). Please supply the following information with your booking:
Your name
Institution
Invoice address (and purchase order number if required)
Any specific dietary requirements

RLS-athon – final call and programme

RLS-athon – RDA, RIMMF & Robert Louis Stevenson, 9th November, Edinburgh

There are still places available at the world’s first RLS-athon – a hackathon for RDA metadata about Robert Louis Stevenson and his works, organised by the Cataloguing & Indexing Group in Scotland (CIGS), Joint Steering Committee for Development of RDA (JSC), and The Marc of Quality (TMQ)

RLS-athon details

 Programme

  • 10:30 Introductions, Outline of the Day, and Setup
  • 10.45 Brief review of RIMMF functionality
  • 11.15 RLS-athon
  • 13.00 Lunch
  • 14.00 Workshop on “national interests”
    • Presentations and participation on specific aspects of RDA and digitization, data quality improvement, and access to cultural heritage. Gordon Dunsire, Chair of the RDA Steering Committee, and colleagues discuss lessons learned during experiments with linked data, RDA, and RIMMF in national libraries.
  • 15:00 Discussion on issues for RDA, RIMMF, and linked data
    • What issues arose during the RLS-athon? What strengths and weaknesses of RDA were revealed? How does this fit with linked data initiatives such as BibFrame and Dublin Core? An opportunity for informal discussion with members of the RDA Steering Committee, developers of RIMMF, and linked data experts.
  • 16:00 End
  • Informal discussion

Registration [http://rballs.info/topics/p/rls/rlsathon1/RLSCIGSReg1.pdf] includes:

  • 2-hour RIMMF training webinar on 27 October 2015 (1-3 pm UK; 9-11 am EDT), and access to RDA Toolkit until the end of the year.
  • The opportunity to be coached by Deborah Fritz, one of the developers of RIMMF, and members of the new RDA Steering Committee
  • Lunch and refreshments.

Special topics for RIMMFing include

  • Pirates! A focus on Treasure Island in print and digital formats.
  • The Scottish book sculptures, and especially Treasure Island.
  • Scots! A focus on Kidnapped, Catriona, and The Master of Ballantrae.
  • National collections. A focus on RDA for RLS as a national figure.
  • Rare materials and RDA.
  • MARC in, MARC out. A focus on RIMMF as a metadata FRBRization and quality improvement tool.

Attendees can expect to learn more about RDA, the global standard for resource discovery, and its application to multiple versions of print and digital resources, and have fun doing it.

Before registering, please refer to preparatory work expected for participation in the event – this is highly recommended to fully benefit from attendance.

More details are available at https://catandindexgroup.wordpress.com/2015/10/12/rls-athon-9th-november-edinburgh-update/ and we look forward to seeing you in November!