Special Collections Cataloging: Maps

Wednesday, 10/2/2019
  • 2:00 PM-3:00 PM (Eastern)
  • 1:00 PM-2:00 PM (Central)
  • 12:00 PM-1:00 PM (Mountain)
  • 11:00 AM-12:00 PM (Pacific)

This webinar is intended for catalogers who have little or no experience with rare and unique maps but who nonetheless find themselves faced with a rare or unique map to catalog. The presenter will share general principles, best practices, and tips for cataloging special collections maps. At the end of the webinar, attendees should be able to identify content standards and best practices used in special collections map cataloging, understand how special collections map cataloging differs from standard descriptive practice, identify research tools that aid in the identification and description of special collections maps, and learn how to create successful cataloging workflows for these unique materials. No previous knowledge of map cataloging is necessary, although general familiarity with the MARC record structure is helpful.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the webinar, the attendees should be able to:
  • Identify content standards and best practices used in special collections map cataloging, including: DCRM(C), RDA, the Getty Vocabularies, LCGFT, and RBMS controlled vocabularies.
  • Understand how special collections map cataloging differs from standard descriptive practice
  • Identify research tools that aid in the identification and description of special collections maps
  • Learn how to cultivate relationships with map librarians, archivists, and special collections librarians as well as how to create successful cataloging workflows

Who Should Attend

This webinar would be geared toward catalogers and metadata specialists whose work includes special collections map cataloging, archivists, and map librarians who are interested in learning standards and best practices for describing unique and rare maps.

Presenter

Carolyn Hansen is an independent librarian and historian with expertise in descriptive cataloging of cartographic resources. Carolyn trained in map cataloging at the American Geographical Society Library and worked as Map Cataloger at the Brooklyn Historical Society. Previously, Carolyn also held positions as Head of Cataloging and Metadata Services at Stony Brook University and Metadata Librarian at the University of Cincinnati and Eastern Washington University. Carolyn has been cataloging special collections for over twelve years and is currently working on a book project that will be the first historical atlas of Brooklyn.

Registration

Cost

 

   Fee

  (single

 webinar)

Participant ($USD)
ALCTS Member (individual) 43
Nonmember (individual)       59
Groups. Applies to group of people that will watch the webinar together from one access point.     129

All webinars are recorded and the one-time fee includes unlimited access to the webinar recording. All registered attendees will receive the link to the recorded session so if you are unable to attend the webinar at the time it is presented, you will have the opportunity to listen to the recording at your convenience.

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Credits

none

Contact

For all other questions or comments related to the webinars, contact Megan Dougherty, ALCTS Program Officer, Continuing Education at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5038 or mdougherty@ala.org.