This guest post is by Joseph Norwood and the rest of the #uklibchat team,and we hope to see a few high visibility cataloguers at the chat on Thursday:
#uklibchat is a fortnightly discussion group for librarians and information professionals, and on Thursday 23rd February between 6:30 PM and 8:30 PM, we’re going to be talking about cataloguing and classification.
An agenda for the chat is available here and can be added to if you have any questions that you would like to raise during the discussion.
These chats are a great way for librarians to share their ideas about a subject and to find out more about things that they may not often come into direct contact with at work. I’m hoping that this discussion will give people outside of cataloguing a chance to learn more about the importance of cataloguing work, and I’m sure it will also be very interesting for people who work or want to work as cataloguers. Topics to be discussed on the day include the future of cataloguing, training, and how catalogues could be presented to users.
More information about the chat; and summaries of previous chats can be found on our blog (http://uklibchat.wordpress.com/).
The #uklibchat team can be contacted by Twitter through @uklibchat if there’s anything you’d like to ask us.