Aiming for visibility: promoting a university cataloguing department internally (and externally)

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Aiming for visibility: promoting a university cataloguing department internally (and externally)

  1. 1. Aiming for visibility: promoting a University cataloguing department Karen F. Pierce Cardiff UniversityCILIP Cataloguing and Indexing Group Conference 2012
  2. 2. Defining high visibility cataloguingTrying NOT to be… http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_JGOshAniqr0/TAWx- IKDw8I/AAAAAAAAAAc/AuBdKS09l3s/s1600/under+the+radar+logo.png
  3. 3. Stereotypes
  4. 4. Background• Invisible Cataloguers• Located in an admin building rather than a library• No day to day contact with other library staff
  5. 5. Being seen (a physical presence)• ULS Briefings• Working groups• Staff development activities
  6. 6. Staff development opportunities From Pink Slip to Black Box Alison Palmer & Karen Pierce
  7. 7. Being seen (externally) Conferences• 1. Attend a cataloguing conference• 2. Present at a cataloguing conference• 3. Attend &/or present at a NON-cataloguing conference• 4. Organise a conference
  8. 8. Being seen (virtually)http://cdn.activedesktopwallpapers.com/wallpapers/74/Cat- http://www.flickr.com/photos/bonitoclub/3867093636/sizes http://www.desicolours.com/some-unique-cake-designs/26/02/2009Under-Book-512X384-74.jpg /o/in/photostream/
  9. 9. Blogs & Blogging• CILIP CIG: http://communities.cilip.org.uk/blogs/catalogueandindex/default.aspx• http://planetcataloging.org/• http://highvisibilitycataloguing.wordpress.com/• Work & Expression (BSS City of London): http://citybibs.wordpress.com/• http://scolarcardiff.wordpress.com/• http://darksideofthecatalogue.wordpress.com/
  10. 10. Publishing• Catalogue & Index • Peer reviewed journals• Book reviews • Impact factors • Collaboration
  11. 11. Unexpected opportunities© Jonas Tanahttp://www.flickr.com/photos/jonastana/6947168707/sizes/m/in/photostream/
  12. 12. Conclusion• Be seen in person at • Have a blog (dept or meetings & briefings personal)• Join working groups • Have a twitter• Run internal sessions account (dept or about your dept personal)• Attend conferences • Grab unexpected• Organise conferences opportunities• Write up events • Forge links with attended academics• Publish articles
  13. 13. http://www.keepcalm-o-matic.co.uk/p/keep-calm-use-cataloguer-judgement-3/PierceKF@Cardiff.ac.uk @Darklecat

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