Archive of past visits and events

Details on past visits and events can be found here.

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CIG AGM

Our AGM will be held on Wednesday September 2nd at CILIP headquarters in London from 4.15pm – 5.45 pm. We will look back at 2014 and discuss our plans for the future. There are two proposals up for discussion:

-Making the Catalogue and Index journal open access
-Ensuring the transparency of the committee

In addition to this there will be a chance to meet committee members, network with other members and sample some home made cakes (thanks to committee members).

We hope many of you can join us for what promises to be an interesting afternoon. Further details and documentation can be found here.
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LCSH in a Day: A CIG event delivered by the British Library

LCSH in a Day is a practical introduction to using the Library of Congress Subject Headings system, including an overview of the Subject Cataloging Manual on Cataloger’s Desktop. The course will cover the structure of LCSH and conventions for constructing strings, and mixes taught theory with practical exercises.

Date: Friday 23 October 2015

Time: 10.00-17.00 (lunch included)

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

Cost: £75 + VAT (CIG members), £85 + VAT (non-CIG members)

To book a place email dunia.garcia-ontiveros@londonlibrary.co.uk stating whether you are CIG member and have any special dietary requirements.

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Association of Pall Mall Libraries Visit
Come and visit rare and unique libraries in London on Thursday, the 13th of August. Come for the morning, come for the afternoon or stay for the whole day! Weather permitting there is the option of a picnic lunch too. All these libraries are within five minutes’ walk of each other.
Please note that there will be a dress code for visiting these libraries.
Morning: (10am – 12pm)

The Royal Institute of International Affairs (RIIA), Chatham House

The Athenaeum, Pall Mall
Lunch: Picnic on the grass of St James Square (weather permitting, bring a packed lunch)
Afternoon: (1:30pm to 3:30pm)

The Army and Navy Club

The Oxford and Cambridge Club
This visit will be free (bring your own lunch).
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Ag-athon: Fun with Deborah, Gordon, Agatha and RIMMF

The CILIP Cataloguing and Indexing Group (CIG) is pleased to invite you to this rare opportunity to experience using RIMMF (RDA in Many Metadata Formats) with Deborah Fritz (RIMMF co-developer) and Gordon Dunsire (Chair, Joint Steering Committee for Development of RDA).

RIMMF is a training tool designed and created by Deborah and Richard Fritz to help cataloguers think in RDA terms and see how RDA might look in the future.

Would you like to learn more about RIMMF? Want to take part in hands-on and collaborative session? Want to contribute your data to the R-ball? Want to find out how many alter-egos Agatha Christie had? Would you relish the chance to take part in a discussion with the creator of RIMMF? Then come along to this exciting event.

The programme for the event will be:

14.30-14.50 Welcome, introductions, and RIMMF refresher

14.50-16.20 The London Ag-athon

16.20-17.00 Feedback and discussion (can include general JSC/RDA issues)

You will need to do a little preparation beforehand. All the information can be found on our website.

The event will be led by Deborah Fritz and Gordon Dunsire with assistance from Anne Welsh (Programme Director MA Library and Information Studies at University College London), Dunia García-Ontiveros (Head of Bibliographic Services at The London Library) and Natalia Garea Garcia (Student Systems Developer, UCL Department of Information Studies).

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CIGS Annual General Meeting and RIMMF Seminar

The Chair of CIG Scotland warmly invites members and non-members to the 2015 Annual General Meeting, which will take place at the National Library of Scotland Map Library, Edinburgh, on Wednesday 20th May – further details below.

If you are interested in joining the committee, or wish to raise items for the agenda, please contact CIGS Secretary, Paul Cunnea, at p.cunnea@nls.uk

Post AGM Seminar: RIMMF 3 & RDA data balls (Deborah Fritz & Gordon Dunsire)

Want to know more about RDA, RIMMF and r-balls? Book your place now!

We are delighted to welcome back Deborah Fritz of TMQ, who will give a presentation onRIMMF3. RIMMF (RDA in Many Metadata Formats) is a free editor for pure RDA data that can be used as an RDA visualisation and training tool. Deborah will provide a practical demonstration of version 3 , and explain how the tool can help support RDA-MARC mapping, linked data export, and give us an insight into future of cataloguing.

Deborah will be followed by Gordon Dunsire (Chair of the Joint Steering Committee on RDA) who will delve into the mysteries of RDA data, r-balls, and Jane-athons.

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CILIP CIG E-Forum: RDA – Updates and Developments

Join us for our next e-forum, to be held on Tuesday, 12th of May.  Hosted by Alan Danskin and Thurstan Young (British Library).  Gordon Dunsire, Chair of the Joint Steering Committee for Development of RDA, will also be joining in during the day.  This e-forum has been prompted by the release of the April 2015 Update to RDA and the recent consultation on future governance and strategy.

The morning session (10.00-12.30) will focus on updates to RDA.  How has the April RDA Update affected you? How did you find out about it?  Is there too much change or is change too slow? In the afternoon session (14.00-16.00) we will look ahead to future developments.  What do you know about the RDA development process? Have you considered getting involved?  Does the generalist focus of RDA meet your needs or do you supplement RDA with other standards for “special” materials?  This CIG hosted forum will provide a platform to ask questions, share experiences, and give advice.

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.

This e-forum is scheduled for one day.  Registration is necessary to participate, but it’s free and open to both members and non-members of CIG.

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Introduction to RDA

CIG Scotland is delighted to announce an Introduction to RDA seminar taking place in Edinburgh in May.

The seminar will provide a practical introduction to RDA for cataloguers, covering the history and development of the standard, exploration of the RDA Toolkit, RDA’s relationship to AACR2 and MARC 21, and with an emphasis on worked examples and practical information.

The seminar will be led by Jenny Wright, Training & Development Manager at Bibliographic Data Services Limited (BDS).  Jenny has extensive experience of training cataloguers in RDA.

Attendance will benefit cataloguers and metadata professionals seeking a practical introduction to RDA, and those responsible for implementing the standard.

Seminar details

  • Date: Thursday 7th May
  • Time: 10am-4pm
  • Venue: National Library of Scotland Board Room, George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1EW
  • Cost: £60 for CIG/CIGS members, £72 for non-members.  VAT is included in the cost.

A sandwich lunch will be provided.

Directions are available at: http://www.nls.uk/info/locationmap/index.cfm#gb

Registration

To book a place, please send the following details to Paul Cunnea, CIGS Secretary, at p.cunnea@nls.uk

  • Your name         
  • Institution          
  • Invoice address (or state that you will pay on the day)        
  • Are you a CIG/CIGS member?   
  • Special dietary requirements     

Please note that invoices will be issued after the event, and late cancellations will be charged at full price.  For enquiries regarding purchase orders or invoicing please contact CIGS Treasurer Ann Cameron at ann.cameron@nls.uk

We look forward to seeing you in May – and look out for other RDA events in May!

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CIG Rare Books Cataloguing EForum

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.

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Linked Data: What Cataloguers Need to Know

The CILIP Cataloguing and Indexing Group (CIG) is pleased to announce a re-run of its popular one-day event on linked data and the future of cataloguing.

Would you like to understand more about linked data? Want to discover what is already possible with linked data for catalogue records? Have you heard that “MARC must die” but wonder what will replace it?

Linked data is a way of storing and sharing structured data that is becoming more and more significant in many areas, including government, geographic, and bibliographic data. The Library of Congress has set up the Bibliographic Framework Initiative (BIBFRAME) to develop a transition path from MARC formats to a more web-based, linked data model. The event will cover:

Introduction to Linked Data
Real Linked Data: Publishing and Using It
Publishing the British National Bibliography as Linked Open Data
Searching Linked Data with Sparql using the British National Bibliography data
What’s Wrong with MARC?
FRBR UnMARCed: RDA cataloguing using RIMMF (RDA in Many Metadata Formats)
BIBFRAME and moving away from MARC
Speakers will be Tom Meehan (UCL), Owen Stephens (Owen Stephens Consulting), Alan Danskin and Corine Deliot (both of the British Library).

This is an introductory session aimed at library cataloguers and others involved in metadata and resource discovery. No previous knowledge of linked data or BIBFRAME is assumed.

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Visit to Neilsen Book

The CIG committee is pleased to announce a free visit to Nielsen Book, Woking. Nielsen will be familiar to many of you through their work with libraries and publishers worldwide.

The visit will take place on Wednesday 18th March with a morning session (10.30-12.30pm) of talks and demonstrations. In addition, Nielsen Book have very kindly offered to provide lunch for anyone wishing to stay on for a more informal afternoon session, following up on points of interest from the morning, ending by 3pm at the latest.

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CILIP CIG Conference: ‘Metadata : Making an Impact’

CIG are pleased to announce that booking is now open for our 2014 conference – Metadata : Making an Impact.

With the rise of RDA, the development of BIBFRAME and the ever-increasing pressure on library budgets, traditional metadata is undergoing something of a transformation. New models are emerging as technologies change and the way we think about metadata is evolving as well. Moreover, good metadata provides much more than just tidy catalogue records; it underpins the entirety of a user’s experience and has the potential to help or hinder. So where next? What impact will these changes have? And how can this best be maximized in terms of ‘adding value’ to your organization? The 2014 conference aims to stimulate debate around the impact that metadata has, and can have, on cataloguers, cataloguing teams and institutions.

The conference will run from 1:30pm on September 8th to 1:30pm on September 10th, with the conference dinner on the evening of the 9th. It’s also likely that there will be a visit planned for the afternoon of the 10th.

Linked Open Data: current practice in libraries and archives

This all day seminar will describe the practicalities of creating and using linked data in library and archival applications.  The seminar will be of interest to professionals involved in cataloguing, the management of metadata, resource discovery, and data interoperability, and those with an interest in creating, publishing and using linked data and open data and the development of the semantic web.

Seminar details

Title           Linked Open Data: current practice in libraries and archives

Date           Monday 18th November 2013

Time          10am-4pm

Venue        Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation, High School Yards, Edinburgh, EH1 1LT

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Linked Data: What Cataloguers Need to Know. A CIG Event

The CILIP Cataloguing and Indexing Group (CIG) is pleased to announce a one-day event on linked data and the future of cataloguing.

Would you like to understand more about linked data? Want to discover what is already possible with linked data for catalogue records? Have you heard that “MARC must die” but wonder what will replace it?

Linked data is a way of storing and sharing structured data that is becoming more and more significant in many areas, including government, geographic, and bibliographic data. The Library of Congress has set up the Bibliographic Framework Initiative (Bibframe) to develop a transition path from MARC formats to a more web-based, linked data model. The event will cover:

  • Introduction to Linked Data
  • Real Linked Data: Publishing and Using It
  • Publishing the British National Bibliography as Linked Open Data
  • Searching Linked Data Data with Sparql using the British National Bibliography data
  • What’s Wrong with MARC?
  • RIMMF: Cataloguing without MARC
  • Bibframe and moving away from MARC
  • What Will Cataloguing Look Like in the Future?

Speakers will be Tom Meehan (UCL), Owen Stephens (Owen Stephens Consulting), Céline Carty (University of Cambridge) and Corine Deliot (British Library).

This is an introductory session aimed at library cataloguers and others involved in metadata and resource discovery. No previous knowledge of linked data or Bibframe is assumed.

Date: Monday 25th November

Time: 10:00-17:00

Venue: Maple House, 150 Corporation Street, Birmingham

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Visit to Sheffield University’s Special Collections and the National Fairground Archive – Thursday 5th December 2013

Join CIG for a visit to Sheffield University’s Special Collections and the National Fairground Archive.

Sheffield University Library’s Special Collections is home to approximately 25,000 rare books and over 150 special collections consisting of archives, manuscripts, photographs, books, pamphlets and scores.

The National Fairground Archive is a unique collection of photographic, printed, manuscript and audiovisual material covering all aspects of the culture of travelling showpeople, their organisation as a community, their social history and everyday life; and the artefacts and machinery of fairgrounds.

The visit will give an overview of both collections and will include a coffee break. It’s free to attend but booking is required. To book a place, or for further information, please contact Helen Garner.

The meeting point on the day will be the Western Bank Library foyer area at 1:50pm and the visit will finish at around 4:15pm.

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E-Forum on Adopting and Working with RDA

The discussion will allow UK librarians and cataloguers to air questions and concerns, and to share ideas and plans.  Whether you feel you are a novice or an expert, we invite anyone interested in RDA to take part – cataloguers, systems librarians, technical services managers, students, etc.  This will be a very useful e-event for everyone considering the implications of RDA.

Details:

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

Instructions for registration are available at: http://www.cilip.org.uk/cataloguing-and-indexing-group/e-forums

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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Visit to the Wiener Library 

CIG is pleased to announce a visit to the Wiener Library for the study of the Holocaust & Genocide, Russell Square, London. The visit takes place on Wednesday the 28th of May. We’ll meet outside the library at 2.50pm for a 3pm start. Come along and see how the library organise their special collections.

Expressions of interest to Christina Claridge (christclaridge@yahoo.com).  Book quickly (by the 16th May, please)! Numbers are limited!

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