ARLIS/UK & Ireland Cataloguing and Classification Committee
Beginner’s Guide to Cataloguing: AACR2 and MARC21 basics
Date:10 March 2017, 10.00am-4.30pm
Venue: National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, London WC2H 0HE
The ARLIS/UK & Ireland Cataloguing and Classification Committee have organized a rerun basic cataloguing training day for those with limited or no past experience in library cataloguing.
Are you a student, recent graduate, paraprofessional or solo practitioner? Are you looking to add cataloguing to your skills? Would you like to know how catalogue records function? If so, come along and find out the importance of good cataloguing practices.
This training will focus on records created according to AACR2 in the MARC21 format. Although RDA is the new cataloguing standard in use by many libraries and cataloguing agencies, AACR2 is still being widely used and is the standard underlying millions of extant bibliographic records in active use by the international library community.
During the workshop, we will explore the structure and importance of these standards, and show you how to create basic descriptive cataloguing records, including access points, with plenty of time for practical exercises. By the end of the day, delegates will have a clearer understanding of library catalogue records and will be able to create a simple record for a monograph.
Booking information: Online booking form
Any questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org
An Introduction to Art and Design Reference Resources
Monday, 30 January 2017 from 10:00 to 16:00 (GMT)
National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL
The Arlis Professional Development Committee is pleased to advertise this event, held at the National Art Library, V&A, London. This workshop is of particular interest to new professionals in art librarianship, as well as to art librarians who would like to brush up their enquiry skills. Please find the full programme here.
If you have any questions, please contact the Arlis Professional Development bookings officer, Harriet Lam - email@example.com
ARLIS/Committee for Art and Design Archives
Symposium - Matter and Meaning: Materiality and the Visual Arts Archive
DATE Friday 23 September 2016
TIME 10.00am – 6.00pm
VENUE University of Brighton, Room M2, Grand Parade, BN2 0JY
On the one hand… material is discussed today in the light of an idea that it has been dissolved by the so-called immaterialities of new technologies, while on the other – from the margins – we can observe the consolidation of material as a category of its own.
Within the expanding digital environment that encompasses our professional and personal experience, ideas of materiality have received extensive recent attention, across a range of disciplines, including anthropology, archaeology, art history, literary studies and material culture. As yet, archival theory and practice have given limited consideration to materiality as an approach to the archive. Conservation practices, while focussing on material qualities of archives, may not attend to more philosophical implications beyond technical research. This symposium seeks to reach across and between these various bodies of knowledge, considering materiality as a framework for analysing, interpreting and engaging with archives of art and design.
Please click here to see the full programme for the day and here to read the speakers' abstracts.
ARLIS/UK & Ireland Cataloguing and Classification Committee MARCedit Training
Date: 10 August 2016
Venue: Architectural Association, London WC1B 3ES
Are you a small specialized library low on cataloguing time? Do you need an efficient way to batch edit bibliographic records? Are you looking for an easy way to start updating your catalogue to RDA? Already using MARCedit but want to know more?
Then please join the ARLIS Cataloguing and Classification committee at one of our two half-day training sessions led by Owen Stephens. Owen has worked in Library and IT services within the Higher Education sector for many years and now works as an independent consultant helping libraries use IT to deliver efficient and excellent services for their members.
MARCedit is a free metadata software, created and updated regularly by Terry Reese. It allows for batch editing MARC records so that cataloguers can comprehensively update their bibliographic file in one go. MARCedit offers de-duplication and MARC validator tools, and enables you to find records with missing fields, change uppercase letters to lowercase, generate call numbers, check authorized headings for updates, and more… much, much more.