This year the annual COSEELIS conference will again take place in London and will be hosted by the British Library and UCL SSEES on 19-20 June 2017.
We invite you to come up with your suggestions for papers, presentations or round tables. Of course, at this conference we will talk about the centenary of the Russian revolution, as the British Library major exhibition Russian Revolution: Hope, Tragedy, Myths (28 April – 29 August) will be on. We are planning to invite colleagues from other institutions to talk about exhibitions and events across London and the UK. An exhibition tour will be part of the programme as well. We will be pleased and interested to hear from you more about collections and projects related to the centenary.
However, we would also like to talk about important every-day activities or any other special projects that you might have and find the themes that are of most interest to our participants.
We invite suggestions from all of you on the topics and themes of your interest.
As last year, we will not arrange accommodation in London, but can give some advice should you require.
Hope to see you in London in
CALL FOR PAPERS
The 46th International ABDOS Conference entitled
„WHO COUNTS THE PEOPLES, NAMES THE „LANGUAGES“?
LINGUISTIC DIVERSITY AS BOTH CHALLENGE AND OPPORTUNITY
WILL TAKE PLACE IN BELGRADE FROM 14TH TO 17TH MAY, 2017.
THE CONFERENCE WILL BE JOINTLY ORGANIZED BY ABDOS (WORKING GROUP OF LIBRARIES AND DOCUMENTATION UNITS FOR RESEARCH IN EAST, EAST CENTRAL AND SOUTH EASTERN EUROPE), THE NATIONAL LIBRARY OF SERBIA AND THE SOUTHEAST EUROPE ASSOCIATION MUNICH.
THE VENUE WILL BE THE NATIONAL LIBRARY OF SERBIA
THE ORGANIZERS INVITE INTERESTED COLLEAGUES TO SUGGEST PAPERS, PRESENTATIONS AND SHORT CONTRIBUTIONS ON THE FOLLOWING TOPICS:
* THE ROLE OF MAJORITY AND MINORITY LANGUAGES ESPECIALLY IN FORMER YUGOSLAVIA AND THE POST-SOVIET REGION
* LANGUAGE AS A MEANS OF EXCLUSION AND INCLUSION
* JOURNALS AND NEWSPAPERS OF NATIONAL DIASPORAS IN THE GERMAN-SPEAKING AREA
* LINGUISTIC DIVERSITY AS A CHALLENGE FOR PUBLISHERS, LIBRARIES AND INFORMATION PROVIDERS
* CURRENT TRENDS IN RESEARCH ON EAST, EAST CENTRAL AND SOUTH EASTERN EUROPE
* THE FUTURE OF CATALOGUING AND INDEXING SYSTEMS IN THE LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SPHERE
* FREE TOPICS
PLEASE SEND YOUR SUGGESTIONS FOR PAPERS/PRESENTATIONS (20 MINUTES + 10 MINUTES FOR DISCUSSION) OR SHORT CONTRIBUTIONS (10 MINUTES + 5 MINUTES FOR DISCUSSIONS) UNTIL 24TH FEBRUARY 2017 TO
DR. JUERGEN WARMBRUNN
HERDER INSTITUTE FOR HISTORICAL RESEARCH ON EAST CENTRAL EUROPE
GISONENWEG 5-7, 35037 MARBURG, GERMANY
THE ORGANIZERS PLAN TO PUBLISH THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE CONFERENCE.
FURTHER INFORMATION ON ABDOS AND THE CURRENT STATE OF PREPARATIONS FOR THE CONFERENCE CAN BE FOUND AT
Bodleian Exhibition, University of Oxford: Slavonic treasures from the Bodleian Libraries, 14 January – 19 March, Proscholium, Old Bodleian Library, Broad Street, OX1 3BG.
With a focus on alphabets, writing, and the interplay between word and image, this exhibition showcases some of the most striking items from the Slavonic collections of the Bodleian libraries. It is curated by Professor Philip Bullock, Fellow of Wadham College.
This is to advertise the project that we are working on at the British Library – a major exhibition to mark the centenary of the Russian Revolution.
The exhibition Russian Revolution: Hope, Tragedy, Myths will run from 28 April until 29 August 2017 in the PACCAR Gallery.
A fully revised version of the Slavic Cataloging Manual has been published online and can be found here: https://sites.google.com/site/seesscm/ This valuable resource now contains over 100 webpages covering a wide number of topics. Several members of COSEELIS were involved in the new Manual’s production, and we hope that all COSEELIS cataloguers will find it a very useful source of information.
Sample chapters from SCM 2.0, giving an idea of its wide scope
The Slavic Cataloging Manual (SCM) brings together rules and practices pertinent to the cataloguing of materials in Slavic languages as well as some other East European and Eurasian languages used in former Soviet bloc countries. It outlines and explains best practices for descriptive and subject cataloguing of such materials and related authority work based on RDA. It also embodies best practices developed by members of the Slavic cataloguing community over the years. References to AACR2 are also included as appropriate. Wherever appropriate, it gives the cultural and historical background of the topics addressed.
As a rule, the chapters include concrete examples of the cataloguing practices that they present, most of which are presented in MARC format. The SCM is intended primarily as a tool for the experienced cataloguer, but it also will prove useful to cataloguers currently in training, reference librarians, and researchers.
How to use the SCM: the contents of the SCM can be found by using the Subject Index (ringed in green below), searching for keywords in the “Search this site” option (ringed in blue), or browsing the alphabetical list of chapters in the Sitemap (ringed in red).
Please note that Cataloger’s Desktop will soon be updated with the new URL. Please update any local links (Princeton currently hosts the old SCM version, but these pages will eventually be taken down and archived on the new SCM site).
Mel Bach (SCM contributor, editor, site manager)