Friday, June 17, 2011

ALA 2011

Some of my co-workers from the Lunar and Planetary Institute will be presenting at ALA 2011.

Sunday, June 26, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Science Programming 101: Presenting excellent science programs in your library
MCC-Rm 287 (Morial Convention Center)

Learn how to create exciting hands-on science programs for children and young adults from representatives of the National Center for interactive Learning/Space Science Institute, Boulder, Colorado; the Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston, Texas; and experienced science programmers. The program will also discuss two new science exhibits for rural public libraries: Discover Earth and Discover Tech, and introduce a new science Community of Practice librarians can use.

Give them a warm welcome and a good audience.

Invitation to comment on draft of "Examples to Accompany Descriptive Cataloging of Rare Materials (Books)"

Posted on AUTOCAT.
Examples to Accompany Descriptive Cataloging of Rare Materials (Books) is a work in progress. The Bibliographic Standards Committee of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Section of ACRL has charged a subcommittee to update the second edition of Examples of Accompany Descriptive Cataloging of Rare Books.

The fifty original examples illustrating the now outdated DCRB have been revised to reflect changes made when Bibliographic Standards and ACRL adopted DCRM(B). There are also a number of examples from Deborah J. Leslie's Rare Book Cataloging workshop from Rare Book School in Virginia and a selection of examples and accompanying rules provided by volunteers. To date, there are 84 examples.

Members of BSC and RBMS have had a chance to comment. We are now reaching out to the larger community for input.

The platform we've been using,, allows catalogers and other interested individuals to comment upon the use of specific rules, or the application of rules in general. All comments are public.

Please note: we are not asking for comments on the rules. We are asking for comments on whether the example(s) illustrate the rule(s) accurately and appropriately. Also note, that we will accept comments until July 1, 2011. At that point, the Examples and comments we receive will be sent to BSC for consideration during a close reading.

Follow this link for the working draft and opportunity to comment on Examples to Accompany Descriptive Cataloging of Rare Materials (Books). Please read the "Instructions for Commenting" before proceeding.

For information on DCRM(B):

For information on BSC: