Rare books

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.

Booking Form and further details

Plans for the annual conference – to be held in Central London in mid-November – are well advanced. The subject will be digitisation, covering some of the more troublesome topics like the legal aspects of image-management and the maintenance of digitisation projects once the primary work is completed, as well as the digitisation of non-book materials. Booking forms will be made available in the September Bulletin, and on this site shortly after

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