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Daily Recap: RBMS 2014 (Tuesday, June 24)

Today kicked off the 2014 Rare Books and Manuscripts conference! The temperature registered a steamy 102 degrees–reminding us all that Vegas is best experienced in the air conditioning. Here’s a few highlights, courtesy of our friends on Twitter! If you couldn’t attend this year, but would like to get in on the action, you can join the online conversation with #rbms14.

Applying Descriptive Cataloguing of Rare Materials (Graphics)

Vic Zoschak, proprietor of Tavistock Books, was proud to serve as moderator for today’s workshop “Applying Descriptive Cataloguing of Rare Materials (Graphics),” sponsored by Bauman Rare Books. Our friend Erin Blake of the Folger Shakespeare Library organized the event, presenting alongside Ellen Cordes of the Lewis Walpole Library and Helena Zinkham from the Prints and Photography Division of the Library of Congress. They offered an enlightening introduction to the Descriptive Cataloging of Rare Materials (Graphics), or DCRM(G), the successor to Elisabeth Betz Parker’s Graphic Materials: Rules for Describing Original Items and Historical Collections.

Designing an Effective Instructional Program

Meanwhile, Robin M. Katz and Julie Golia, Co-Directors of Students and Faculty in the Archives (SAFA) at the Brooklyn Historical Society, presented “Designing an Effective Instructional Program.” They delved into using primary sources to teach document analysis, information literacy, and critical thinking skills.The workshop spurred plenty of thoughtful, engaging conversation both at the workshop and online.



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