Thanks for sharing these Anna, they look really useful!
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 http://thesaurus.cerl.org/cgi-bin/search.pl
CERL Material Evidence in Incunabula http://www.cerl.org/resources/mei/search_mei
Provenance online project at the University of Pennsylvania https://www.flickr.com/photos/58558794@N07/ and https://provenanceonlineproject.wordpress.com/about/
British Armorial bindings data base https://armorial.library.utoronto.ca/
Marche Tipografice Editoriale is a database of printers' and publishers' devices of the 17th century Italian editions http://18.104.22.168/marte/introen.html
BibliotecaNazionale di Napoli Archivio Possessori is a database of provenance evidence (bookplates, ms. inscriptions, etc.) from Biblioteca Nazionale di Napoli http://www.bnnonline.it/index.php?pageId=324
BibliotecaStatale di Montevergine Possessori is a database of provenance evidence (bookplates, ms. inscriptions, etc.) from Biblioteca Statale di Montevergine http://bibliotecastataledimontevergine.beniculturali.it/index.php?it/309/possessori
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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