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This webinar was presented on October 2, 2019. Access the recording and materials now:
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.
- 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.
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.
A recording of this webinar is not available since the six-month date of the presentation has passed.
How to Register
No registration required.
Computer with Internet access (high-speed connection is best) and media player software. Headphones recommended.
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