Thanks for sharing these Anna, they look really useful!






From: CIG E-Forum [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Anna Vlasova
Sent: 15 April 2015 16:02
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Subject: Re: [CIG-E-FORUM] Standards and provenance


After attending ‘A Coordinated Approach to Recording and Searching Provenance Records and Images: Moving Forwards’ conference at the Warburg Institute a few weeks ago I compiled a list of online resources for provenance research. Maybe some of them could be of use for some of you?


CERL Thesaurus

CERL Material Evidence in Incunabula

Provenance online project at the University of Pennsylvania and

British Armorial bindings data base

Marche Tipografice Editoriale is a database of printers' and publishers' devices of the 17th century Italian editions

BibliotecaNazionale di Napoli Archivio Possessori is a database of provenance evidence (bookplates, ms. inscriptions, etc.) from Biblioteca Nazionale di Napoli

BibliotecaStatale di Montevergine Possessori is a database of provenance evidence (bookplates, ms. inscriptions, etc.) from Biblioteca Statale di Montevergine




From: CIG E-Forum [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Katie Flanagan
Sent: 15 April 2015 14:00
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Subject: [CIG-E-FORUM] Standards and provenance


Good afternoon, and welcome to the second session of the ‘rare books cataloguing’ e-forum.


This afternoon we’ll be focussing on standards and provenance, but please do continue threads from this morning’s session if you would like to.


Provenance is one of the areas where rare books cataloguing differs hugely from other cataloguing. And, whilst normal cataloguing standards are obviously also applicable to rare books, there are other standards to use on top of this.


I’ve come up with some questions to start things off or please do ask your own on these themes.


-          What is provenance and why would you record it?


-          How should you record it?


-          Have you encountered any problems with recording it in catalogue records, perhaps using a particular library system?


-          Can you recommend any books and/or training material about provenance and how to record it ?


-          What standards do you use when cataloguing rare books? How do they differ from other standards?


-          Has anyone used RDA when cataloguing rare books?


-          What do you do about subject headings?












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