Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Executive Board Organizational Calendar

The CEAL Executive Board has created an organizational calendar, where the regular activities of Executive Board members are listed chronologically. EB members and CEAL general membership are welcome to consult this calendar, available in PDF on the CEAL website, as they make plans for CEAL events such as the annual meeting, the publication of JEAL, planning for elections, etc. The Calendar is intended to create a widely available "corporate memory" for CEAL, providing information about what needs to be done, and when.

The new Organizational Calendar page (with the calendar available in PDF) is here. As the chair of the EB Calendar task force, I would be happy to receive questions about the calendar and suggestions for other events to include.


Rob Britt
Chair CEAL Library Technology Committee
Coordinator of East Asian Library Resources
University of Washington School of Law
Marian Gould Gallagher Law Library
East Asian Law Department

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Webinar on Chinese Rare Book Cataloging

Dear all, 
The CEAL Committee on Technical Processing is pleased to host the following webinar. We look forward to see you in the session. Instruction on login to the webinar will be send to the registered participants by Monday, June 11, 2012.
  • Title: Webinar on Chinese Rare Book Cataloging: Descriptive cataloging focus 
  • Date & Time: Wednesday, June 13, 2:30-4:30 pm (EDT)/11:30-1:30 (PDT) –2 hours 
  • Presenter: Haihui Zhang, University of Pittsburgh 
  • Presentation language: CHINESE 
Description: This session will help catalogers who are responsible for Chinese materials cataloging to get familiarized with Cataloging Guidelines for Creating Chinese Rare Book Records in Machine-Readable Form. This session will focus on descriptive cataloging rather than identifying Chinese rare book versions (some of important version related concepts will be briefly mentioned). The presenter will go through MARC fields with samples of Chinese rare books. Explanations will particularly focus on how to determine and select relevant bibliographic information for each field from the book in hand, and from other reference books when cataloging a Chinese rare book, and how to make notes in 5xx field. 

Due to a number of special terms in Chinese rare books this session will be presented in Chinese. 

Registration fee: Free 
Registration deadline: Friday, June 8, 2012 

Shi Deng 
Chair, CEAL Committee on Technical Processing 
Head, Chinese Japanese Korean Acquisitions/Cataloging Unit 
Metadata Services Department, UCSD Libraries 
9500 Gilman Drive, 0175K 
La Jolla, CA 92093-0175 

Tel: (858) 822-2104 
Fax: (858) 822-0349 

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

CEAL Treasurer Hee-sook Shin Publishes Article

CEAL Treasurer and Columbia University Korean Studies Librarian Hee-Sook Shin has published an article about her institution (conveniently in Korean and English) titled The Korean Collection in the C.V. Starr East Asian Library at Columbia University in the City of New York. The article appeared in the December 2011 issue of Trends in Overseas Korean Studies Libraries (no. 6 Dec. 2011, p. 1-32), published by the National Library of Korea. 
(Click to view online version, available in PDF)

Congratulations to Hee-sook on publishing such an interesting and informative piece!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

CEAL Logo Page Updated

Click to view the updated information page on the CEAL logo, including designer Shirin Eshghi's description of her design for the new logo, and information about the old logo.