ACRL RBMS (Rare Books and Manuscripts Section) Section
RBMS Manuscripts and Other Formats Discussion Group
Saturday, January 25, 2014 – 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Pennsylvania Convention Center – 119 A
ALL ARE WELCOME – please come join the discussion
Purpose (from the RBMS Manual): To serve as an open forum for discussion about topics relating to the curatorial management of manuscripts, archival records, and other primary research materials, usually in non-printed formats, including but not limited to photographic material, artwork, electronic records, and ephemera.
- Welcome and introductions
- News sharing: let us know what’s new in manuscripts, art, ephemera, etc. at your institution (major acquisitions, processing milestones, etc.)
- Call for issues and queries from the group: take advantage of the critical mass of people interested in non-book formats to try out ideas, pose questions, and seek advice. Are you the only person working with “other formats” at your institution? We’re here for you.
- Discussion of issues and queries presented to the group
Erin Blake, Convenor
Draft Minutes of the Joint Meeting of the Curators and Conservators DG and the Manuscripts and Other Formats DGby William La Moy on Fri, Jul 26, 2013 at 04:40 pm
The editorial team for Descriptive Cataloging of Rare Materials (Cartographic), or DCRM(C), will be holding a public hearing on the draft document at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago on Saturday, June 29, 2013, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Chicago Hotel, Skyway 260. We welcome comments in person at the public hearing. Expertise in cartographic materials cataloging is NOT a requirement for readers. The editors are specifically looking for feedback on sections that may be confusing or unclear to those with no (or limited) experience cataloging cartographic materials. They are also looking for any problems with the text, including, but not limited to, typos, incorrect references, errors, etc.
The draft text is available for viewing and downloading at http://www.rbms.info/committees/bibliographic_standards/dcrm/dcrmc/dcrmc.html
We also welcome comments in writing. Please send written comments by July 31 to the following email address: