Society of Southwest Archivists

Rare Materials Catalogers Directory - Call for Participants

  • 08 Mar 2023 4:48 PM
    Message # 13124700
    Hannah Wood (Administrator)

    The Rare Materials Catalogers Directory is an online listing of catalogers and metadata creators who work closely with rare materials.

    Developed by the RBMS Bibliographic Standards Committee, the Directory is designed to connect anyone seeking guidance on intellectual access to rare materials with catalogers who have deep experience in the area.

    Their entries can include information about experience with a specific form of material, age, region, or subject, as well as their institution’s OCLC symbols and MARC organization codes.

    Anyone with questions about the organization and description of rare materials, about topics like the transformation of metadata during digitization or supplies and housing, is encouraged to visit the directory, browse the entries by category or name, and reach out to a friendly cataloger who has volunteered to share their knowledge.

    Also, if you are yourself involved in providing access to rare materials, we highly encourage you to become a part of the directory and fill out the form at: The directory is open to all metadata workers with rare materials experience, not just RBMS members.

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