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Workshops

Two all day workshops will be offered on Tuesday, June 21. Pre-registration to these workshops is done on the preconference registration form.

Getting to Saint Louis University:
Saint Louis University is easily accessible from the preconference hotel by using the Metrolink light rail system and getting off at the Grand Station. For more information and campus maps, see www.slu.edu/libraries/vfl/maptran.htm.

Reference Sources for Rare Books
Saint Louis University
Tuesday, June 21
9 am - 4 pm

This workshop is an introduction to some of the sources that are frequently used in reference and cataloguing work in special collections libraries. In addition to encyclopedias and other sources with wide-ranging coverage, emphasis will be given to major bibliographies and catalogues in the fields of early printed books, British and American literature, historical Americana, voyages and travels, science and medicine, and the book arts. The workshop is intended for librarians who have not yet had a systematic introduction to the reference literature of rare books, as well as more experienced librarians who would like to refresh or update their knowledge of some of the reference works in these fields.

The instructor will cover in depth approximately seventy-five to one hundred printed and electronic sources, and will discuss the background of each source, as well as its strengths and weaknesses. Participants will also receive a list of several hundred additional reference works that the instructor has found to be particularly useful in working with rare books.

Instructor: Joel Silver, Curator of Books, The Lilly Library, Indiana University

Registration Fee: $50

Limited to 20 participants

Descriptive Cataloging of Ancient, Medieval, Renaissance, and Early Modern Manuscripts
Saint Louis University
Tuesday, June 21
9 am - 4 pm
This workshop is aimed at catalogers or curators of manuscript collections containing medieval, Renaissance, or early modern manuscripts for which it is desirable to provide item-level access through MARC records in their online catalogs. Participants will be introduced to the basic physical and textual elements of pre-modern Western European Latin and vernacular manuscripts and to the principles of scholarly manuscript description, and shown how to apply this information in a MARC record. A variety of commonly encountered manuscript formats and genres will be treated. Among topics to be covered will be basic techniques and reference works for manuscript identification and description, illumination, subject and genre/form access, and authority control. The workshop will also include a tour of the Vatican Film Library and its collections.

In order to benefit from this workshop, participants must have a working knowledge of Latin and competence using MARC-21, AACR2 chps. 1-2, 4, and some experience with DCRB or APPM. It is expected that participants will have read AMREMM previous to the workshop and will bring a copy with them. A brief list of required preliminary readings can be obtained by contacting Gregory Pass (passga@slu.edu).

Instructors: Gregory A. Pass, Head of Special Collections and Librarian, Vatican Film Library; Susan L'Engle, Assistant Librarian, Vatican Film Library; Jennifer MacDonald, Special Materials Cataloger, Vatican Film Library.

Registration Fee: $50

Limited to 15 participants



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