Applying Descriptive Cataloging of Rare Materials (Cartographic)

Tuesday, June 21 | 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. | Biltmore Hotel

Presenters: Randal Brandt, University of California, Berkeley; Todd Fell, Yale University; Nancy Kandoian, New York Public Library

Registration: Limited to 24 participants.

Cost: $175

Sponsored by: Bruce McKittrick Rare Books

Through lectures, visual aids, and in-class exercises, workshop participants will be introduced to and gain some practical experience in using Descriptive Cataloging of Rare Materials (Cartographics), or DCRM(C). The workshop will focus on the descriptive portions of the bibliographic record, following the scope of DCRM(C), with special emphasis on the differences between Descriptive Cataloging of Rare Materials (Books) and DCRM(C).
The workshop is suitable for those with working cataloging experience who wish to be introduced to rare cartographic materials cataloging according to DCRM(C). Participants should have working experience in MARC AACR2 cataloging using Descriptive Cataloging of Rare Materials (Books) and/or Cartographic Materials: A Manual of Interpretation for AACR2.

Digital Humanities is What You Do with it: Going beyond Digitization in Special Collections

Tuesday, June 21 | 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. | Biltmore Hotel

Presenters: Suzan Alteri, Chelsea Dinsmore, Richard Freeman, Jessica Marcetti, Daniel Reboussin, Laurie Taylor, University of Florida, Gainesville

Registration: Limited to 24 participants.

Cost: $180

Sponsored by: Voyager Press Rare Books and Manuscripts

By adding value to digital collections through the use of digital humanities tools, special collections curators and archivists can build upon traditional methods of engagement with the public, scholars, and students. This full-day workshop will explore digital humanities tools for curating digital collections after creation, including collection management, donor development, integration with research and teaching, and adding distinction to born-digital and digitized material. Through lectures, discussion, and hands-on activities, participants will learn which digital humanities tools can be used in special collections libraries and how to apply these tools, techniques, and digital curation activities in their work. Each instructor will discuss a proven practical application of digital humanities techniques in traditional curatorial work that is replicable by others regardless of size of institution, dedicated staff, and supported technologies. This workshop is for curators, librarians, and archivists who manage collections of born-digital and digitized material with a basic understanding of digital collections.

Building Collections: Acquiring Materials and Working with the Antiquarian Book Trade

Tuesday, June 21 | 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. | Biltmore Hotel

Presenters: Edwin C. Schroeder, Yale University; Daniel J. Slive, Bridwell Library

Registration: Limited to 24 participants.

Cost: $160

Sponsored by: Jarndyce Antiquarian Booksellers 

This workshop is primarily intended for librarians working at all types of institutions and with all levels of budgets who are responsible for the acquisition and collection development of special collections materials. The session will also be of interest to individual collectors and dealers. The purpose is to provide attendees with practical information which can be utilized for building collections and developing beneficial relationships with members of the antiquarian book trade. Although the emphasis will be on printed materials, manuscripts and archives will also be discussed. The workshop will include the context and history of special collections, collection development, and institutional interaction with the trade, particularly in the United States. Practical matters will include materials on the market, auctions, online sources, comparing prices, purchasing collections, deaccessioning, and provenance issues. A full reading list will be provided. This Conference workshop was previously offered at the 2010 Preconference in Philadelphia and the 2013 Preconference in Minneapolis and was also given as a Regional Workshop in February 2011 in Berkeley and in April 2012 in New York.