My co-authored text, Practical Cataloguing: AACR, RDA and MARC21 was the first to cover new international cataloguing code Resource Description and Access in any depth, and is now a set text at library schools in the UK and USA.
I am completing PhD research into the impact of Walter de la Mare's Working Library (Senate House classmark [WdlM]) on his own poetry and short stories. (Primary supervisor: Dr Alexander Samson; secondary supervisor: Dr Jakob Stougaard-Nielsen). I am also finishing a book on current cataloguing practices and cataloguer judgment, Cataloguing and Decision Making in a Hybrid Environment.
In 2014-15 I am Project Coordinator for the Bibliographic Linked Open Data project, funded by an E-Learning Development Grant (ELDG) from UCL E-Learning Environments (ELE). We are developing an open educational resource for the teaching of new cataloguing exchange format BIBFRAME in INSTG004 Cataloguing and INSTG005 Advanced Cataloguing. An important aspect of the project is working with students from the MA LIS programme to develop and evaluate the resource. The other project team members are Antonis Bikakis (Project Lead), Simon Mahony and Charlie Inskip.
Outside Cataloguing and Historical Bibliography as disciplines themselves, I have published research on the Pedagogy of these disciplines, with a particular emphasis on the extended (or "flipped") classroom and experiential learning.
Welsh, A. (2015). Cataloguing and decision-making in a hybrid environment: the transition from AACR2 to RDA. London: Facet. (in press).
Welsh, A. (2015). Metadata output and the researcher. Catalogue and Index, 178 2-6.
Welsh, A., Bikakis, A., Garea Garcia, N., Mahony, S., Inskip, C., Vogel, M. (2015). Work in Progress: the Linked Open Bibliographic Data Project. Catalogue and Index, (178), 15-19.
Welsh, A., Inskip, C. (2015). "Intellectual and Practical Knowing": the introduction of the Professional Knowledge and Skills Base at University College London. iConference 2015 Newport Beach, California, USA.
Welsh, A., Inskip, C. (2015). "Intellectual and Practical Knowing": the introduction of the Professional Knowledge and Skills Base at UCL. Presented at: iConference 2015 Newport Beach, California, USA.
INSTG004 Cataloguing (MA LIS core module)
INSTG005 Advanced Cataloguing (MA LIS optional module)
INSTG012 Historical Bibliography (MA LIS optional module, also available to MA Digital Humanities and MA Early Modern Studies students and as a short course).
From 2012-2014 I delivered some of the teaching on the BASc core module, Approaches to Knowledge
There is a Q&A with Luke Davis on my teaching activities in Summer 2014, on UCL's Teaching and Learning Portal, 4 June 2014.
My research home is UCL Centre for Digital Humanities. Outside UCL, I am an Associate Editor of Library Review and a coopted committee member of Cilip's Cataloguing and Indexing Group. I also sit on the committee of the Friends of Senate House Library.
From 2011-2012 I was a Kooperationspartner at University of Trier’s Historisch-Kulturwissenschaftliche Forschungszentrum (HKFZ). From 2012-2014 I was Assistant Editor of Alexandria: the Journal of National and International Library Issues.
Helen O'Neill (MPhil/PhD, part-time, second supervisor; primary supervisor is Professor Melissa Terras)
In 2015 I am supervising 8 MA LIS dissertations on topics concerning Historical Bibliography, Cataloguing or Art Librarianship.
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