The Southern California Technical Processes Group (SCTPG)

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Special Collections Cataloging Workshop


Through lectures, visual aids, and in-class exercises, workshop participants will be introduced to cataloging rare books and gain practical experience using Descriptive Cataloging of Rare Materials (Books) (DCRM(B)). The workshop will focus on the descriptive portions of the bibliographic record, following the scope of DCRM(B), and will attempt to answer the question “What is a Rare Book?” from a cataloging point of view. There will also be an overview of the issues surrounding the cataloging of artists’ books. Participants should have working knowledge of MARC 21-based AACR2 cataloging, and should bring a copy of DCRM(B), if possible. A brief reading assignment will be sent to participants upon registering for the workshop.

Randal Brandt, Principal Cataloger, The Bancroft Library, University of California
Nina Schneider, Head Cataloger, William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, University of California, Los Angeles


Friday, April 16, 2010


8:00am-4:30 pm


8:00-8:30am Continental breakfast/Sign In


Room 104, Science Library


UC Irvine (Directions and Maps)

Parking: Parking for the UCI Science Library is available at the cost of $8.00 per day.

(Parking information and Maps)

Cost: $40.00 (SCTPG members)
  $50.00 (non-SCTPG members—includes the $10.00 membership fee)

Continental breakfast, lunch, refreshments, and handouts included


Participation is limited to 24 people; registration closes Friday, April 9. **Note: we will begin a waiting list for a possible second session if there is a lot of interest in this workshop.

  1. RSVP by emailing the completed registration form to Wendolyn Vermeer at


  1. Pay by mailing the completed registration form and your check (payable to SCTPG) to Heidi Hutchinson at the address below:

Heidi Hutchinson, SCTPG Secretary/Treasurer
UC Riverside
Science Library
P.O. Box 5900
Riverside, CA 92517-5900

SCTPG is the regional affiliate of the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS), a division of the American Library Association (ALA)


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