This notice just appeared on the SHARP-L list and seems somewhat relevant to our discussion: the naming of physical attributes, agents, etc. tied to rare books. In teaching an undergraduate seminar last fall that used ECCO, I discovered the need to create an illustrated glossary for my students to help them grapple with proper terminology for features they were encountering as we left our modern paperback editions behind and turned to ECCO‘s digitized texts and 18th-century books from my own collection. We had reviewed many features in advance of our first paper, but I nonetheless received essays that indicated decided confusion–the bookplate mistaken as a frontispiece and subsequently analyzed in terms of the verbal text, issues about imprints, and much more.
|From:||SHARP-L Society for the History of Authorship, Reading & Publishing on behalf of Nina Schneider||Sent:||Mon 7/6/2009 1:31 PM|
|Subject:||RBMS Controlled Vocabulary Terms under consideration at ALA Annual|
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————————————Below is the link to the list of terms that are under consideration for the RBMS Controlled Vocabularies at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago.
Everyone is welcome to make comments or suggestions. Please note, if you do want to comment and don’t yet have access to the wiki, please send me an email. I will incorporate all comments received by *Thursday, July 9th.*
Link to terms under discussion:
(If the link does not work, copy and paste into a new browser; the terms under current discussion are under the folder labeled “Term Records for Annual 2009.”)
Please let me know if you have any questions.
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