Technical Services Section

NJLA Technical Services and Collection Development Section Tour of the Thomas Edison National Historical Park

Tour led by Archivist Leonard DeGraff and will include a behind-the-secenes tour of their archives.   There is a $15 entrance fee to the Historical Site. 

Copy Cataloging Workshop

Copy Cataloging Workshop

An introduction to the elements of MARC records for different formats, including books, media, and serials for copy catalogers.
Emphasis will be on selecting appropriate records.

- Student/Retiree/Unemployed - $10
- NJLA Member - $20
- Non-member - 30

Breakfast served 9:30am-10am.

Registration limited to 30 participants.
Registration deadline: March 29

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Sponsored by the Technical Services Section


Save Your Books! Workshop

Save your Books! An Intro to Repairing and Preserving Books, Paper, and Pamphlets 

Participants will become familiar with several types of basic repairs for collections materials in public, school and academic libraries. Tip-ins and basic page repairs, hinge tightening, and a variety of spine repairs will be demonstrated. Examples of protective treatments for special collections materials will be covered.

Presenter:  Kim Avagliano is the Supervising Librarian and Branch Manager of the Monmouth County Library Eastern Branch in Shrewsbury.  She has conducted hands-on book repair workshops for school, public, academic and special library groups across New Jersey.  Her interest and self-directed education in book repair began with a program at the Preservation Department of Johns Hopkins University, and continued through various classes and workshops at the Center for Book Arts, the New York Academy of Medicine, and the Montefiascone Project, among others.  Kim enjoys working with, and especially learning from, people who share a love of libraries and the book. 

- Student/Retiree/Unemployed/Friend: $10
- NJLA Member: $20
- Non-member: $30

Coffee, tea, and snacks will be served.

Registration deadline: November 8

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Music Cataloging with RDA

Music Cataloging with RDA
with Colin Bitter, of Talbott Library Westminster Choir College/Rider University

Resource Description & Access (RDA) was formally implemented by the Library of Congress on March 31, 2013. Since that date librarians have been scrambling to learn and adopt RDA as preparation for a non-MARC data model will be cumbersome without new standards in place. One area of bibliographic control, music cataloging, has undergone a great number of developments since the transition to the newer code. This presentation will show the differences between AACR2 and RDA in the cataloging of music resources, illustrate some of the advantages to using the later set of guidelines, and touch on some post-RDA implementations, including Library of Congress Genre Form Terms (LCGFT) and the Library of Congress Medium of Performance Thesaurus (LCMPT).

Breakfast at 9:30am, Program at 10am

$10 - Students/Retirees/Unemployed
$20 - NJLA Members
$30 - Non-members

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Co-Sponsored by the Technical Services Section
and the Bibliographic Control and Metadata Committee of the College & University Section


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