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Re: Routes into Rare Books Cataloguing

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Karen Pierce <[log in to unmask]>

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Hi Anna,

That's an excellent quote!!!
Karen


-----Original Message-----
From: CIG E-Forum [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Pusey House Librarian
Sent: 15 April 2015 17:12
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Subject: Re: [CIG-E-FORUM] Routes into Rare Books Cataloguing

I think my favourite advice about describing bindings I ever heard (I think it might have been courtesy of Nicholas Pickwoad) has to be:

"It's better to be vague and correct than to be precise and wrong".

Always a great comfort!

Anna J

-----Original Message-----
From: CIG E-Forum [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Foster, Clare
Sent: 15 April 2015 15:45
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Subject: [CIG-E-FORUM] FW: [CIG-E-FORUM] Routes into Rare Books Cataloguing

Thank you so much for the discussions on bindings, I must admit that I'm still not very confident about describing the binding of a rare book in a bibliographic record, and this e-forum has helped me so much. I'm really grateful.

Best wishes,

Clare



-----Original Message-----
From: CIG E-Forum [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Anna Vlasova
Sent: 15 April 2015 15:40
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Subject: Re: [CIG-E-FORUM] Routes into Rare Books Cataloguing

Thank you everybody for the responses re: binding description.
The information most of you have mentioned is the way we describe bindings at Eton too. However, I found that with the schoolbooks, which have quite simple and often very used bindings, there is not much to describe in terms of decoration, colour and the like. You can quite often see the structure though, e.g. material for sewing supports, the actual number of sewing supports as opposed to the number of raised bands, boards' material. I personally find these bindings more interesting than the gold tooled fancy ones, as they allow for a 'Pickwoadian' approach.
As to the terms to describe bindings Ligatus 'Language of bindings' project http://www.ligatus.org.uk/lob/ has been going on for some time now, but as far as I can tell there are no usable results yet?

Anna

-----Original Message-----
From: CIG E-Forum [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Erika Delbecque
Sent: 15 April 2015 14:29
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Subject: Re: [CIG-E-FORUM] Routes into Rare Books Cataloguing

I would like to add that the CILIP RBSCG have published helpful guidelines concerning cataloguing binding and provenance information:

http://www.cilip.org.uk/sites/default/files/documents/Guidlines%20for%20the%20Cataloguing%20of%20Rare%20Books.pdf

Erika

On 15/04/2015 14:20, Matthew Baalham wrote:
> I would like to just pick up on Anna Vlasova's question about binding description. Over the past four years I have been building on the work of a previous librarian in cataloguing Longleat's collections from scratch. In terms of binding description, I was heavily influenced therefore by the precedents already set in the existing catalogue. I therefore include the following information in what I regard as a fairly full description, where appropriate.
>
> Date
> Material
> Colour
> Tooling (blind, gilt, stamps, rolls, fillets, etc.) Spine label with
> text of any lettering transcribed Decoration of textblock (marbled,
> sprinkled, etc.) Decoration of pastedowns Markers and fore-edge tabs.
> 'Furniture' etc.
> Notes on any obvious repairs (eg. rebacks)
>
> Think that's it.
>
> Matthew

--
Erika Delbecque BA MA MCLIP
Assistant Librarian
St Hilda's College Library
Cowley Place
Oxford OX4 1DY
(01865) 276 849

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