Wednesday 24th November 2021
10.00 – 12.00
This is an interactive online session – 15 places available.
About the session:
In this session we’ll briefly go through the Spectrum Cataloguing procedure and reflect on: Why do we do cataloguing? Who is it for? How do we gather and record information? Who is responsible for collections information?We will be considering: the value of documentation, motivations behind cataloguing, accountability, access and users, capturing alternative perspectives, decolonisation, and building documentation histories.There will opportunities to discuss with colleagues and ask questions throughout, as well as signposting to further guidance and examples online.
Before the session look at:
- The Spectrum Cataloguing procedure
- Think about how your organisation stores information and meets the needs of users.
- The Collections Biography Toolkit (Museum Development Yorkshire)
- Your organisation’s Documentation Policy. Is there a section about access to collections information? What does it say?
Who should attend?
Individuals new to cataloguing, or individuals looking for a refresher.