IS 590BC Rare Book Cataloging

Introduction to the cataloging of books from the hand-press period using the standards outlined by Descriptive Cataloging of Rare Materials (Books). Exploration of concepts particular to rare books such as bibliographic format, edition, issue, and state. Application of controlled vocabularies/thesauri in a rare books context. Practical, hands-on experience cataloging rare books. Course assumes student will have a strong understanding of regular monographic cataloging and relevant sections of AACR2 (i.e., material covered in IS 507).

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