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Discovering hidden gems: cataloguing the Cardiff Rare Books Collection
 

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Presentation given at 'Conversations with Cataloguers in Wales' event, 6th March 2012

Presentation given at 'Conversations with Cataloguers in Wales' event, 6th March 2012

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    Discovering hidden gems: cataloguing the Cardiff Rare Books Collection Discovering hidden gems: cataloguing the Cardiff Rare Books Collection Presentation Transcript

    • Discovering hiddengems: cataloguing the Cardiff Rare Books CollectionKen Gibb & Karen Pierce
    • BackgroundEarly history of public library and its rare book collectionCollection up for sale
    • Scoping March 2009 3 cataloguers from Cardiff University perform 10 % scoping exercise of collection 1,387 items sampled
    • Collections Incunabula  Restoration Drama Atlases  Private Presses / Fine Bibles Bindings Early English Folios  ‘Rare Books’ Early English Quartos  Calligraphy Early English Octavos  Continental
    • Scoping Project Report April 2009 project report prepared for CyMAL Sample indicated over 90% of books not already held in Cardiff, and 75% not held in National Library of Wales 12.04% contained marginalia 39.44% contained provenance information
    • Listing the books  August 2009-October 2009  Cataloguing & acquisitions staff work at the Public Library stacks to list the collection
    • Cardiff University purchase books Books came to Cardiff University in 2010 and are housed in SCOLAR (Special Collections and Archives)
    • Academics welcome news (1)“Finding a permanent home for thiscollection will help enrich the cultural life ofWales and Cardiff. The University is proudto have helped secure its future.”Prof. Jonathan Osmond, Pro Vice-Chancellor
    • Academics welcome news (2)“Because of the wealth and varied natureof the material acquired by the University,this opens up the possibility for a widerange of research projects and areas ofresearch for postgraduate students acrossmany disciplines…”Prof. Sioned Davies, Head of the Schoolof Welsh
    • Cardiff Rare Books launch at the Senedd – November 2010
    • Cataloguing Challenges  Cataloguing team  One day training from CILIP  Advertise for Rare Books Cataloguer  Appointment in 2011
    • Where to begin? - The 1% Project 140 books - 1% of total collection Cataloguing issues Conservation and handling How much detail? Setting priorities Report for Rare Books Strategy Group
    • How we are cataloguing the books  Descriptive Cataloguing of Rare Materials - DCRM(B)  Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules - AACR2  Library of Congress Subject Headings  Library of Congress Classification  Copy-specific fields for provenance and bindings
    • Sample rare books cataloguerecord
    • Provenance – who owned what and when Armorial bindings Bookplates Autographs Inscriptions Marginalia Ownership stamps
    • History ofownership
    • Our hidden gems
    • Arts & crafts
    • Fine bindings – Duodo’s library
    • Famous owners
    • Any Questions? Ken Gibb  Karen Pierce Rare Books Cataloguer  Cataloguing Librarian GibbK@Cardiff.ac.uk (Project Manager)  PierceKF@Cardiff.ac.uk Cardiff Rare Books Collection blog: http://scolarcardiff.wordpress.com