Midwest Art Catalogers Discussion Group, Chicago Meeting

Announcing the next meeting of the Midwest Art Catalogers Discussion Group.

The Midwestern Art Cataloging Discussion Group (MACDG) is a loosely organized group of librarians who meet three times a year. Anyone interested in art and architecture or visual resources cataloging is welcome to attend.

MACDG will hold the next meeting at the Art Institute of Chicago on February 23, 2007.

10:30am – 10:45am
Arrive at the Trustees Room, Art Institute of Chicago.

10:45 am – 12:00pm
Discussion Group Meeting

12:00pm – 1:30pm
Lunch on your own
1:30pm – 2:00pm
Tour of Ryerson and Burnham Libraries
2:00pm – View Exhibition “Cézanne to Picasso: Ambroise Vollard, Patron of the Avant-Garde” more information here http://www.artic.edu/aic/exhibitions/picasso/

Please email me if you plan to attend the meeting. Include in your email if you would like a ticket to the Cezanne to Picasso show.
Also please let me know if you have any items to be included on the agenda. Anything cataloging or art related is of interest. If you, or your organization, are working on a project you would like to share please include that.

The new website for the group will soon be located here: [it’s there now]
http://www.geocities.com/midwestartcatalogers/

Thank You,
Cheryl Hill
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Cheryl A. Hill
Catalog & Reference Librarian
Ryerson and Burnham Libraries
The Art Institute of Chicago
111 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60603-6110

One comment:

  1. I attended this meeting last week. It was very informative! The next meeting will probably take place within the next four months, somewhere in the Midwest. I would encourage anyone who is remotely interested in cataloging (I didn’t think this would be me a year ago!) to attend.

    It is a very informal group, with a diverse range of experience. Group members set the agenda. I was completely confused about the recent discussion of Buildings as Names vs Subjects in the Library of Congress Authorities on the Art Cataloging Problems Discussion Group List (arlis-cpdg), which became item 6 on the agenda. We also discussed the NH classification schedule vs. the TR classification (LC) for photography books, the Art Institute of Chicago’s recent shift from Dewey to LC, and some VR and new technology issues, including the possibility that blogging might just be a fad(!).

    I especially enjoyed the tour of the Ryerson and Burnham Libraries and getting to know area art librarians.

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