Upcoming Workshops 

Applying Descriptive Cataloging of Rare Materials (Manuscripts)

Friday, June 7, 2019
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., UC Berkeley School of Law

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Workshop description:

This workshop will provide an introduction to DCRM(MSS), a new cataloging manual that serves as a companion standard to DACS (Describing Archives: A Content Standard) for those cases where the cataloger needs to describe an individual manuscript rather than a collection. The workshop will include a brief introduction to the manual’s guiding principles; discussion of how the cataloging of a single manuscript differs from the cataloging of an archival collection or of published materials; an introduction to the treatment of major elements of the catalog record in DCRM(MSS) (such as the title, place of production and date, and extent); and hands-on practice in applying DCRM(MSS).

The cost is $75 for SCA and Institutional members; $40 for student members; and $125 for non-members.


Margaret Nichols is the Rare Materials Cataloging Coordinator for the Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections at Cornell University Library.

Jennifer K. Nelson is the Reference Librarian for the Robbins Collection in Civil and Religious Law at the UC Berkeley School of Law. 

Alison E. Bridger currently works as an Archives and Manuscripts Cataloger at the Wisconsin Historical Society in Madison, Wisconsin.

If you have a suggestion for a workshop topic or if you have any questions, contact the Education Committee Co-Chairs.

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