Applying Descriptive Cataloging of Rare Materials (Manuscripts) workshop at ALA midwinter

Please consider attending the Applying Descriptive Cataloging of Rare Materials (Manuscripts) workshop at ALA midwinter on 12 February 2018.

The workshop will be held at the Denver Public Library on Monday, February 12, 2018 from 11:00am – 6:00pm

This workshop will provide an introduction to DCRM(MSS), the new RBMS standard for cataloging individual manuscripts. The workshop will include a brief introduction to the manual’s guiding principles, discussion of how manuscript cataloging differs from the cataloging of published materials, introduction to the treatment of major elements of the catalog record in DCRM(MSS) (such as the title, place of production and date, and extent), and hands-on practice in applying DCRM(MSS).

Attendees will acquire an understanding of the considerations involved in cataloging individual manuscripts, and will gain practice in applying DCRM(MSS) to the cataloging of different types of manuscripts commonly found in special collections using provided examples. Each attendee will receive a hard copy of DCRM(MSS) manual. Participants should have experience in MARC cataloging using AACR2; familiarity with DCRM(B) and/or DACS will be helpful.

How to register
Access the ALA Midwinter Meeting registration materials to submit your registration (
The Event Code for the workshop: ACR2
Ticket pricing: ALA Member: $150 – Other Member: $150 – Non-Member: $175 – ACRL Member: $150

You can also add to an existing Midwinter registration by visiting your dashboard link or emailing


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