In a world of big data, shelf-ready library supply and patron-driven acquisition, what's the role of traditional cataloguing - crafting descriptions item by item and field by field?

In this seminar, we discussed the place of cataloguing today, where it fits into the bigger picture of metadata management, and caught up on recent changes to international standards (RDA and DCRM(B)) and exchange formats (MARC and Bibframe).

Thanks to the generosity of seminar attendees last year (our first year), we are able to offer this year's seminars on a "pay what you can" basis. This means that if you can't afford CPD at the moment, you can come for free - no questions asked. If you can afford to pay £6 or £12, we'll use your money to pay for next year's seminars, and so on and so forth into the future.

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Anne Welsh

Speaker: Anne Welsh


Anne has been cataloguing professionally since 1993 and teaching others to catalogue since 1995. She is the lead author of Practical Cataloguing (London: Facet; Chicago: Neal Schuman, 2012), a core text in iSchools internationally. Practical Cataloguing for the Hybrid Environment is in press at Facet, and Beginning Cataloguing is due to Routledge in December.

Since 2014 she's been a co-opted member of the BIC Library Metadata Group, the UK advisory committee to the British Library for the revision of the MARC 21 formats.

The recording provides access to the speaker's presentation (circa 30 minutes). We always observe the Chatham House rule, and participants' discussion is never recorded.

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