Macmillan said that events were the greatest challenge for the statesman. For the academic, the challenge is fitting them all in.
2012 has started with a great range of seminars and lectures, including:
The Open University Book History and Bibliography Research Seminars. Dr Karin Littau on ‘Subsequent Steps Towards a Media History of the Book’, 11 January.
Last year HVcats organised a successful twitter-based cataloguing book club chat (#catbkchat) about the newly-published Conversations with catalogers in the 21st century (Libraries Unlimited, 2011).
Now we are wondering if cataloguers would be interested in a #catbkchat for 2012- perhaps on Michael Gorman’s autobiography, Broken pieces: a library life, 1941-1978 (ALA, 2011).
If you are interested, please click through to my blog post on the HVCats blog for full details.
Ann (right) has been an important figure in UK cataloguing throughout my career and a member of the CIG Committee for a decade. She was a member of the BIC Bibliographic Standards Group and Chair of the Cilip/BL Committee on the Revision of AACR, which, of course, became the Cilip/BL Committee for the Development of RDA, from which she received a Certificate of Acknowledgement for her work on the GMD/SMD Working Group in 2006. She was also a recipient of the Alan Jeffreys Award – CIG’s highest honour. She retired from her post at UKOLN earlier in the year and there is a lovely article about her work in Bath on the UKOLN website. Read the rest of this entry ?
Super-busy week, but including some good news: the bid Caroline Bressey and I submitted for Pioneer Award funding was successful, so from November 2011 – November 2012, we will be researching The World of UCL, 1828-1948: London’s Global University. Our aim is to discover the Black and Asian presence at UCL in its early years.
Outputs include an exhibition; staff symposium; student conference; and creative workshops.