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Workshop: Cataloguing. Venue: Numurkah Historical Society

July 13, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

$25 – $35

This workshop, Cataloguing for Beginners, will be delivered by Sophie Shilling with assistance from Jillian Hiscock, RHSV Collections Manager.

The wokshop will cover the entry-level cataloguing concepts and creating a basic digital catalogue. Topics such as creating a workflow, essential use of a history thesaurus, the value and use of metadata, storage, access etc. And, hopefully, the team should be able to answer all your curly questions.

Sophie is a graduate of the University of Western Australia and RMIT, and currently works in Information Services at Museums Victoria and the RHSV as well as being the Outreach Officer for the Federation of Australian Historical Societies. She specialises in digital preservation, presenting workshops for the Australian Society of Archivists. Sophie authored the FAHS publication, Collecting & Preserving Digital Materials.

Jillian qualified as a librarian at Melbourne University after doing a Bachelor of Arts at La Trobe University. She has had a career working in public and special libraries, and managing government department libraries and intranets. She ran the Department of Transport library which supported Heritage Victorian and the Planning portfolio, this in role particular has given her relevant experience in managing collections that span manuscripts, ephemera, books, images and non-print materials.

The workshop is limited to 20 attendees and you are encouraged to bring your own laptop. We will be sending, in good time, more information if you are bringing your own laptop.

Afternoon tea will be provided by the Numurkah Historical Society. We encourage participants to arrive early, from 12 noon, for tea, BYO lunch and networking.


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July 13, 2019
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$25 – $35
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Royal Historical Society of Victoria
03 9326 9288