Applying Descriptive Cataloging of Rare Materials (Graphics)
Ellen Cordes, Head of Technical Services, Lewis Walpole Library
Erin Blake, Head of Collection Information Services, Folger Shakespeare Library
Helena Zinkham, Chief of the Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress
Through lectures, visual aids, and in-class exercises, workshop participants will be introduced to and gain some practical experience in using Descriptive Cataloging of Rare Materials (Graphics), or DCRM(G), the successor to Elisabeth Betz Parker’s Graphic Materials: Rules for Describing Original Items and Historical Collections. The full-day workshop will focus on the descriptive portions of the bibliographic record, following the scope of DCRM(G), with special attention to instructions that are given new emphasis, such as transcription. In addition, it will cover creating records for illustrations within books, and creating group-level records. It is aimed at catalogers who have used Graphic Materials in the past, but is open to anyone with experience in MARC cataloging. Workshop participants will receive a spiral-bound copy of Descriptive Cataloging of Rare Materials (Graphics).
Note: Breakfast will be offered 8:00-8:30
Breakfast and refreshments will be provided for morning and afternoon breaks. Lunch will be on your own, with several dining options in the immediate area.
Maximum Participants: 20
Fee: $65 (includes morning and afternoon refreshments, and spiral-bound copy of DCRM)
Attendance numbers do not account for private attendees. Get there early!
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