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  1. Please refer to the class timetable for advice on preparatory and follow-up reading for classes.

  2. Core Texts 2 items
    1. RDA toolkit

      Website Essential The focus of INSTG004 Cataloguing is practical familiarity with the current cataloguing codes. You will be expected to know the core texts inside out. We will be using the RDA Toolkit extensively, which contains the full text of AACR2 as well as RDA. The module tutor will provide you with the login and password at the start of the first practical class.

    2. Practical cataloguing: AACR, RDA and MARC 21 - Anne Welsh, Sue Batley 2012

      Book Suggested for student purchase Refer to student timetable for advice on chapters to read to support classes. The library owns several copies and an online version, and copies are also available at Senate House Library, but most students opt to buy their own copy.

  3. Preliminary Reading 15 items
    There is no compulsory preliminary reading for INSTG004, but students may wish to dip into any of the resources listed here.
    1. MA / PGDip in Library and Information Studies preliminary reading list 2015

      Webpage Recommended The full preliminary reading list for core modules. As far as I am aware, this is the most up-to-date version of this document. If you are aware of something more recent, please let me know so I can update this link - AW, summer 2016.

    2. Practical cataloguing: AACR, RDA and MARC 21 - Anne Welsh, Sue Batley 2012

      Book Suggested for student purchase This is the core text for INSTG004. The library owns several copies and an online version, and copies are also available at Senate House Library, but most students opt to buy their own copy.

    3. RDA toolkit

      Website  It will be helpful to you to explore the free sections of the Toolkit. Once you start classes, the module tutor will provide you with the login and password so you have access to the rest of the Toolkit.

    4. Essential cataloguing - J. H. Bowman 2002

      Book Optional Although the bulk of this textbook is now out of date, because it was written before RDA, the sections that deal with cataloguing principles are still useful to some students.

    5. Catalogue 2.0: the future of the library catalogue - Sally Chambers 2013

      Book Recommended This is a very useful collection of essays, providing a good snapshot of the current state of the technology and art of Cataloguing.

    6. Rules for a dictionary catalog - Charles Ammi Cutter 1904

      Webpage Recommended Cutter's work is foundational for Cataloguing and underpins both FRBR and RDA. If you read only one historical publication in the discipline, let this be the one.

    7. Maxwell's handbook for RDA - Robert L. Maxwell 2014

      Book Optional If you are used to cataloguing in MARC, this book is ideal to transition from AACR2 to RDA, and so it is worth having a browse through it before starting the module and reading in-depth during INSTG004 Cataloguing.

    8. Resources for Offer-holders' Event 8 items
      The Programme Director organised an event for offer-holders on 27 July 2016. This section contains a link to the video for the module and some other resources for people interested in the teaching and learning undertaken in G004
      1. INSTG004 Cataloguing and Classification overview 2016-17 - Anne Welsh 2016

        Audio-visual document Recommended This video provides an overview of the teaching and learning activities in the module, and includes contributions by former students: Molly Kernan, Sian Prosser, Danny Smith, Rob Smith, Allison Tyous.

      2. A new professional - Genny Grim 2011

        Article Recommended Article by a student about how theory informs practice and vice versa. Also worth reading if you are a linguist, or someone who has to work with non-English materials. Please note: it is only possible to link to the entire issue of the journal, so you have to scroll down to p. 15

      3. Learning to Catalogue in 2010-11 - Jennifer Howard 2011

        Article Recommended Article by a student who already knew she wanted to be a cataloguer before applying to library school. Please note: it is only possible to link to the entire issue of the journal, so you have to scroll down to p. 10

      4. Cataloguing: a view from a new professional - Sarah Maule 2011

        Article Recommended Article from a student who gained lots of experience of cataloguing in the workplace and advocated it to other new professionals as an important professional skill. Please note: it is only possible to link to the entire issue of the journal, so you have to scroll down to p. 13

      5. The experiences of a new cataloguer - Charlotte Middleton 2013

        Article Recommended Article by a student taking INSTG004 in 2013-14, talking about the experience of learning in a flipped class in which some students have never catalogued before while others have worked in cataloguing departments. Please note: it is only possible to link to the entire issue of the journal, so you have to scroll down to p. 39.

      6. Learning classification - Amanda Riddick 2012

        Article Recommended Article by a student with a background in public libraries, about her experience learning classification and her thoughts on which classification scheme might work best in the public library setting. so you have to scroll down to p. 2

      7. Teaching RDA in 2010-11 - Anne Welsh 2011

        Document Optional This article discusses the challenges with the introduction of RDA. Please note: it is only possible to link to the entire issue of the journal, so you have to scroll down to p. 5.

      8. Teaching RDA in 2013-14: flipping the cat class - Anne Welsh 2013

        Article Recommended This article discussed the introduction of the flipped cataloguing class. It is worth reading to get a feel for the theory behind the teaching activities in class. Please note: it is only possible to link to the entire issue of the journal, so you have to scroll down to p. 30

  4. Cataloguing Codes, Standards and Formats 12 items
    1. RDA toolkit

      Website  I will provide you with the login and password during the first practical session - AW, Summer 2016. The focus of INSTG004 Cataloguing is practical familiarity with the current cataloguing codes. Consequently, the reading list is fairly short, but you will be expected to know the core texts inside out. We will be using the RDA Toolkit extensively, which contains the full text of AACR2 as well as RDA. The Department also owns several looseleaf copies of AACR2 which students may use in the common room.

    2. Joint Steering Committee for Development of RDA

      Website Optional The JSC is the body responsible for RDA, and so this is the website to watch if you are interested in current and new developments.

    3. Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules - Joint Steering Committee for Revision of AACR., American Library Association, Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (Great Britain) 2002-2005

      Book Recommended N.B. The full text of AACR2 is contained within the RDA Toolkit. There are also copies in the student common room, for reference use only.

    4. Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records - IFLA

      Webpage Recommended The full text of current and previous versions is available from this webpage.

    5. MarcEdit

      Website Recommended This is a piece of software that is used frequently in practice to edit MARC data. It is highly recommended that you become familiar with its basic functions as part of your learning in G004.

    6. Bibliographic Framework as a web of data: linked data model and supporting services - Library of Congress, Zepheira, Eric Miller, Uche Ogbuji 2012

      Document Essential Referred to on the timetable (and in many presentations and articles) as 'The BIBFRAME Primer'.

  5. Sample Cataloguing Policies 5 items
    The module tutor will assign you each one of these policies to read and then in groups you will be asked to feedback to the class.
    1. Cataloguing policy - National Library of Australia

      Webpage Essential

    2. Cataloguing and metadata policies - Library and Archives Canada

      Webpage Essential

    3. Digital policies: metadata - Bodleian Libraries

      Webpage Essential

    4. National Art Library policy for cataloguing the collections - National Art Library, Jane Savidge, Douglas Dodds

      Document Essential

  6. Sample Workflows 5 items
    Many libraries have published Workflows within the RDA Toolkit, which are helpful for learning how to catalogue and for thinking about examples to include in your policy document. Unfortunately, the RDA Toolkit does not allow external bookmarking, so to access these documents you will have to login, click on the "TOOLS" tab, then expand the "Global Workflows" in the list by clicking on the + sign, then look for the workflows, which are arranged alphabetically by title.
    1. BL guide to RDA name authority records - British Library

      Document Recommended

    2. BL monograph workflow - British Library

      Document Recommended

    3. Cambridge monograph workflow - Cambridge University Library

      Document Recommended

    4. UCL monographs - University College London

      Document Recommended

    5. UCL RDA additional policy notes - University College London

      Document Recommended

  7. History of Cataloguing 34 items
    1. OPACs: the early years, and user reactions - J. H. Bowman 12/2007

      Article Optional

    2. Changing the Rules? RDA and cataloguing in Europe - Alan Danskin, Katharine Gryspeerdt 14/11/2014

      Article 

    3. FRBR and the history of Cataloging - William Denton

      Chapter Optional

    4. Principle issues: catalog paradigms, old and new - Elisabeth de Rijk Spanhoff 12/2002

      Article Optional

    5. A brief history of AACR - Joint Steering Committee for Development of RDA

      Webpage Recommended

    6. Seymour Lubetzky: writings on the classical art of cataloging - Seymour Lubetzky, Elaine Svenonius, Dorothy McGarry 2001

      Book Optional

    7. Henriette Davidson Avram, the great legacy - Ling-yuh W. (Miko) Pattie 11/05/1998

      Article Optional

    8. The history of “the Work” in the modern catalog - Richard P. Smiraglia 01/2003

      Article Optional

    9. Rethinking what we catalog: documents as cultural artifacts - Richard P. Smiraglia 18/01/2008

      Article Recommended

    10. The history of the British National Bibliography, 1950-1973 - Andy Stephens 1994

      Book Optional

    11. Book catalogues: their varieties and uses - Archer Taylor 1957

      Book Optional Prefer the 2nd edition to this one. As at September 2016, the 2nd ed is available at Senate House Library. I have asked the Library to acquire a copy of the 2nd ed.

    12. Book catalogues: their varieties and uses - Archer Taylor October 1986 (Hardcover)

      Book Recommended As at September 2016, UCL has only the first edition. Prefer this one, available from Senate House Library.

    13. Library management systems in the UK: 1960s–1980s - Lucy A. Tedd 12/2007

      Article Recommended

    14. MARC must die - Roy Tennant 15/10/2002

      Article Optional

  8. The Future of Cataloguing 17 items
    1. General 5 items
      1. Catalogue 2.0: the future of the library catalogue - Sally Chambers 2013

        Book Recommended This is a very useful collection of essays, providing a good snapshot of the current state of the technology and art of Cataloguing.

      2. New directions in information organization - Jung-ran Park, Lynne Christine Howarth 2013

        Book Optional As at September 2015, the Library holds one physical copy of this book, and has online access available from Emerald and also from Dawsonera. I have added the permalink for the Dawsonera record in the web address field here, so you should be able to access it from here as well.

      3. Karen Coyle's home page - Karen Coyle

        Website Optional Karen Coyle writes regularly about the future of the library catalogue, and her home page is worth watching if you have an interest in this topic.

      4. Webpage of Gordon Dunsire: a personal website. Publications

        Webpage Optional Gordon Dunsire is currently the Chair of the Joint Steering Committee for RDA, and speaks and writes regularly on the current and future state of cataloguing and the technologies behind it. His website is always worth checking if you are interested in developments.

    2. BIBFRAME and Linked Data 12 items
      1. BIBFRAME - Bibliographic Framework Initiative (Library of Congress)

        Webpage Recommended The Library of Congress is still working on the exchange format that will replace MARC. This webpage will keep you up-to-date.

      2. Bibliographic Framework as a web of data: linked data model and supporting services - Library of Congress, Zepheira, Eric Miller, Uche Ogbuji 2012

        Document Essential Referred to on the timetable (and in many presentations and articles) as 'The BIBFRAME Primer'.

      3. BIBFRAME Implementation Register (BIBFRAME - Bibliographic Framework Initiative, Library of Congress)

        Webpage Optional The Library of Congress maintains a register for projects implementing BIBFRAME.

      4. RDF 1.1 Primer

        Webpage Optional BIBFRAME is built on the W3 Consortium's RDF, and so an understanding of it helps to understand BIBFRAME.

      5. The Linked Open Bibliographic Data Project at UCLDIS 3 items
        1. Linked Open Bibliographic Data Project - UCL Department of Information Studies

          Webpage Optional This project aims to create a tool for the teaching of the BIBFRAME model.

        2. Work in progress: the Linked Open Bibliographic Data Project - Anne Welsh, Natalia Garea Garcia, Simon Mahony, Charles Inskip

          Webpage Optional

        3. Core current concepts for future cataloguers - Natalia Garea Garcia, Anne Welsh, Antonis Bikakis, Simon Mahony

          Proceedings Optional Slides from a conference paper at CILIP Conference 2015.

      6. RDA 4 items
        1. Joint Steering Committee for Development of RDA

          Website Optional The JSC is the body responsible for RDA, and so this is the website to watch if you are interested in current and new developments.

        2. rimmf [[rimmf3 home]] - MARC of Quality

          Webpage  RIMMF (RDA in Many Metadata Formats) is a tool to visualise the RDA model. You can import records in MARC and see how they might look in RDA.

        3. RBalls | Home

          Website Optional An r-ball contains linked data and Semantic Web representations of cultural heritage resources described using RDA. You can download data created at a range of Janeathons - hackdays in which cataloguers come together to create metadata using RIMMF. You can download data and play around with it.

        4. London Ag-athon

          Webpage Optional In June 2015, UCLDIS hosted the London Ag-athon, an event organised by the Cataloguing and Indexing Group in collaboration with Gordon Dunsire and Deborah Fritz. A group of cataloguers created RDA metadata for books by Agatha Christie, whose husband, Sir Max Mallowan was a Professor at the Institute of Archaeology, which is now part of UCL. You can download the data and play with it.

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