Our practical e-forum on rare books cataloguing is fast approaching (it's on April 15th and 16th) - here's the blurb from the events page:
"How different is rare book cataloguing to 'everyday' cataloguing? What is the route into rare book cataloguing? What skills are needed? What standards do people use? What do you do with provenance information? Has RDA had any impact on the rare book world? This CIG hosted forum will provide a platform to ask questions, share experiences, and give advice.
The discussion will allow those who have no experience at rare book cataloguing to ask questions and hear the experiences of established professionals. We would especially encourage anyone who is already working in the sector to participate.
The second day will focus on practical examples which can be accessed from the following links. You may create records in whatever way you prefer but we offer a template here for your convenience. 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."
For information on how to sign up to the e-forum, the timetable for the two days and the links to the practical exercise examples, please click here.