Applying Descriptive Cataloging of Rare Materials (Manuscripts)

ACRL/RBMS Midwinter Workshop @ ALA Midwinter Meeting
Monday, February 12, 2018
11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

This workshop will provide an introduction to DCRM(MSS), the new RBMS standard for cataloging individual manuscripts. The workshop will include a brief introduction to the manual's guiding principles, discussion of how manuscript cataloging differs from the cataloging of published materials, introduction to the treatment of major elements of the catalog record in DCRM(MSS) (such as the title, place of production and date, and extent), and hands-on practice in applying DCRM(MSS). Attendees will acquire an understanding of the considerations involved in cataloging individual manuscripts, and will gain practice in applying DCRM(MSS) to the cataloging of different types of manuscripts commonly found in special collections using provided examples. Each attendee will receive a hard copy of DCRM(MSS) manual. Participants should have experience in MARC cataloging using AACR2; familiarity with DCRM(B) and/or DACS will be helpful. Cosponsored by the Denver Public LIbrary, the workshop will be held onsite at DPL.

Who Should Attend

Participants should have experience in MARC cataloging using AACR2; familiarity with DCRM(B) and/or DACS will be helpful

Presenters

Alison Bridger, Archivist - Bibliographic Information Systems, Wisconsin Historical Society
Jennifer K. Nelson, Reference Librarian, UC Berkeley Law Library
Margaret F. Nichols, Head, Special Materials Unit, Cornell University Library

Registration

How to register

Access the ALA Midwinter Meeting registration materials to submit your registration. The workshop code is ACR2.

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Registration fees

ACRL member - $150
ALA member - $150
Nonmember - $175

Questions? Contact Margot Conahan at mconahan@ala.org.