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Rethinking Cataloguing

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Date: Thursday 13th July 2023

In this bitesize session Collections Trust will introduce the latest version of the Spectrum Cataloguing procedure. This procedure has been updated following extensive consultation during spring/summer 2022, alongside Use of collections, to encourage a more inclusive approach.

Using the new procedure as the framework for the session we will discuss; ethical principles for cataloguing, accountability, access and users, the importance of transparency and recording past practice.

Attendees will learn:

  • How to understand and apply the Spectrum Cataloguing procedure
  • What changes have been made to the Cataloguing procedure and why
  • How to take a critical approach to cataloguing, to make it a more open, ongoing process
  • How to think about internal and external users.
  • Where to find more information and guidance

Before the session attendees should:

  • Think about your organisation’s approach to cataloguing, in the context of this revised procedure.
  • Familiarise yourself with your organisation’s documentation policy and Cataloguing procedure. You might also find it useful to have these available to refer to during the session.
  • Please ensure you have a working microphone to ensure you can participate in discussions.

Maximum two delegates per organisation. Priority will be given to delegates from museums taking part in WMMD’s Revealing Hidden Histories 23/24 programme. Museums based in East Midlands can book their place here 

This session will be auto captioned through Zoom. If you would benefit from live captioning or any other form of access support, please answer ‘yes’ to the access requirements question on the booking form and email the WMMD team as early as possible stating the support you require.

All participants will receive an email containing a Zoom link to the training prior to the event. The email will be sent to the email address used for booking. If you have not received an email the day before the event please contact us.

Rethinking Cataloguing
Thursday 13 July, 10am-12noon

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