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HLF Annual Meeting

“Practicalities, pleasures and pitfalls: uncovering digitisation projects”

University College London, Gower St, London, WC1E 6BT

Thursday 12th November, 10.30-c.4.30 (registration & refreshments from 10.00am)

The 2015 annual conference explores digitisation projects from differing perspectives through real life examples. The morning session comprises two keynotes given by speakers from the Wellcome Library (a leader, with Jisc, of the ‘Medical Heritage Library’ project) and TownsWeb Archiving (who undertake a wide variety of projects on behalf of libraries and heritage institutions). These will be complemented by case-studies covering copyright issues, the management of digital images at the John Rylands Library, the ‘afterlife’ of the Parker Library digitisation at Corpus Christi College Cambridge and the digitisation of a significant collection of glass plate negatives in Sutton Archives. There will be ample time throughout the day for networking and to question all speakers.

The cost for the day is £40.00, which includes lunch.

Booking Form

The Historic Libraries Forum will hold another workshop on cataloguing antiquarian and early printed collections on Wednesday 30th September 2015. The workshop will be held in the Library at Pusey House, Oxford from 10.30 a.m. until around 4.30 p.m. and will be led by Stewart Tiley, of St John’s College Oxford, and Anna James, of Regent’s Park College Oxford and Pusey House.

The workshop is aimed at those with little or no formal training in historical bibliography and antiquarian cataloguing. The workshop will look at practical and technical skills, such as establishing bibliographical format, collational formulae and book structure, aspects of DCRM (B) and RDA cataloguing, as well as some of the more ephemeral skills a cataloguer needs to tackle difficulties with dating items and recording provenance and binding information. Participants will be given an opportunity to see and handle examples from the collections.

These are very popular “hands-on” courses and places are limited to 15, so early booking is advised. The cost for the day is £ 20.00

Please note, lunch will NOT be provided but there are many cafes and food outlets close by.

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