Information Studies


Anne Welsh

Anne Welsh

Email: a.welsh@ucl.ac.uk
UCL extension: 33370
Direct Line: 020 7679 3370 (non-UK: +44 20 7679 3370)
Fax: 020 7383 0557 (non-UK: +44 20 7383 0557)
Office: G18a Foster Court
Address correspondence to: Anne Welsh, Department of Information Studies, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT

I am a lecturer in the Department of Information Studies at University College London (UCL), where I teach mainly on the MA Library and Information Studies, although one of the modules I lead, Historical Bibliography, is also available to students on the MA Digital Humanities and MA Early Modern Studies.

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 iSchools internationally.

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.

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.

INSTG004 Cataloguing (MA LIS core module). Reading list for Offer-holders' Event on 27 July 2016
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).

Helen O'Neill (PhD, part-time, second supervisor; primary supervisor is Professor Melissa Terras)
In 2016 I am supervising 8 MA LIS dissertations on topics concerning Historical Bibliography, Cataloguing or Art Librarianship.

Office hours
Terms 1 and 2: Mondays 1-1:45 pm, or at a mutually convenient time, by emailing in the first instance.
In term 3, students may make an appointment by emailing in the first instance.

My research home is UCL Centre for Digital Humanities. Since 2013 I have been Departmental Careers Tutor, and since 2015 I have been an assessor for UCL Arena (our Higher Education Academy Fellowship scheme). Outside UCL, I am an Associate Editor of Library Review and a committee member of Cilip's Cataloguing and Indexing Group for whom I sit on the BIC Library Metadata Group. I also sit on the committee of the Cilip Rare Books and Special Collections Group's Bibliographic Standards Committee.

2011-2012: Kooperationspartnerin at University of Trier’s Historisch-Kulturwissenschaftliche Forschungszentrum (HKFZ).
2012-2014: Assistant Editor of Alexandria: the Journal of National and International Library Issues.
2012-2014: Guest lecturer on the UCL BASc core module BASC1001 Approaches to Knowledge.
2014-15: Visiting Lecturer in the Department of Library Information and Archive Sciences at the University of Malta delivering the optional module LIS3711 New Trends in Cataloguing.
2014-15: Project Coordinator for the Linked Open Bibliographic 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.

Academic Awards
1989-1990: University of St Andrews Entrance Bursary.
1994-1995: European Social Fund Scholarship.
2009: Andrea Mitchell SALIS Conference Fellowship.
2010- : UCL PhD funding.
2016: Revd. Dr. Murray McGregor Scholarship.


This year
Terras, M., Baker, J., Hetherington, J., Beavan, D., Welsh, A., O’Neill, H., Finley, W., Duke-Williams, O. and Adam Farquhar (2016). Enabling complex analysis of large-scale digital collections: Humanities research, high performance computing and transforming access to British Library digital collectons. Presented at: Digital Humanities 2016. Krakow, Poland.
Welsh, A. (2016). "Expertise ... certification ... cultural capital": the education of librarians in the UK. In Seadle, M., Chu, C.M., Stöckel, U., Crumpton, B. (Eds.), Educating the profession: 40 years of the IFLA Section on Education and Training. (pp. 47-67). Munich, Germany: De Gruyter.
Welsh, A. (2016). Gladstone's Library as a writer's library and its scholarly contribution. Presented at: Gladstone's Umbrella, Hawarden, Wales.
Welsh, A. (2016). Specialist learning within generalist teaching: what do early career health librarians need to know?. Presented at: University Health and Medical Librarians Group Summer Conference, Glasgow. (invited speaker).
Welsh, A. (2016). The rare books catalog and the scholarly database. Cataloging and Classification Quarterly, doi:10.1080/01639374.2016.1188433
Welsh, A. (2016). The rare books catalogue as the foundation of the scholarly database. Presented at: A common international standard for rare materials? Why? And how? Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal, Lisbon.
Welsh, A. and Wright, J. (2016) RDA for acquisitions staff. Taking Stock 24(2): 14-16 (invited article).

In press
Welsh, A. (2016). ‘For the bibliographers at UCL’: A Humument and the lessons it teaches 21st century librarians. Art Libraries Journal.
Welsh, A. (2016). Cataloguing and decision-making in a hybrid environment: the transition from AACR2 to RDA. London: Facet.
Welsh, A. (2016). MarcEdit for Mac and the rare books researcher. Catalogue and Index

In preparation
Garea Garcia, N. and Welsh, A. (2016). Gamifying the cataloguing class.
Welsh, A. (2016). Digital tools for catalogue analysis.
Welsh, A. (2016). Getting to grips with bibliographic models. To be presented at: CIG 2016: Innovation and Discovery, Swansea.
Welsh, A. (2016). Provenance in the bibliographic model. To be presented at: CIG 2016: Innovation and Discovery, Swansea.
Welsh, A. (2017). The Working Library of Walter de la Mare and its impact on his own poetry and stories: thesis submitted for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Cultural Studies. University College London.


Welsh, A. (1996). Women’s Studies: a bibliography of materials held at St Deiniol’s Library. Monad Press.
Welsh, A., & Batley, S. (2012). Practical cataloging: AACR2, RDA and MARC 21. Neal Schuman.
Welsh, A., & Batley, S. (2012). Practical cataloguing: AACR, RDA and MARC 21. London: Facet.

Book Chapters
Welsh, A. (2012). Experiential learning in Historical Bibliography. In R. Mouren (Ed.), Ambassadors of the Book: competences and training for heritage librarians. De Gruyter.
Welsh, A. (2012). Historical Bibliography in the digital world. In C. Warwick, M. Terras, J. Nyhan (Eds.), Digital Humanities in practice (pp. 139-165). London: Facet.
Welsh, A., Williams, H., & Carty, C. (2014). “Mind the [trans-Atlantic] gap, please”: awareness and training needs of UK catalogers. In Miksa, S.D. (Ed.), Functional future for bibliographic control: transitioning into new communities of practice and awareness. Routledge.

Peer-reviewed Articles
McCarthy, E., Welsh, A., & Wheale, S. (2012). Early Modern Oxford bindings in 21st century markup. Library Review, 61 (8/9), 561-576. doi:10.1108/00242531211292079
Nyhan, J., Flinn, A.D., & Welsh, A. (2015). Oral History and the Hidden Histories Project: towards histories of Computing in the Humanities. Literary and Linguistic Computing, doi:10.1093/llc/fqt044
Ross, C., Terras, M., Warwick, C., & Welsh, A. (2011). Enabled back-channel: conference twitter use by Digital Humanists. Journal of Documentation, 67 (2), 214-237. doi:10.1108/00220411111109449
Welsh, A., Carty, C., & Williams, H. (2012). “Mind the [Trans-Atlantic] gap, please”: awareness and training needs of UK catalogers. Journal of Library Metadata, 12(2-3), 242-263. doi:10.1080/19386389.2012.69985

Invited Papers
Duhs, R., Wills, A., Welsh, A. (2015). From Researcher to Academic with an Educational Role: the Transition. Presented at: UCL Research Staff Conference, London.
Welsh, A. (2013). From digital graveyard to digital libraries. Presented at: Rare Books and Special Collections Group Conference 2013 Canterbury, UK, http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/1414014/
Welsh, A. (2015). Seeing through FRBR. Presented at: ARLIS UK FRBR for Art Librarians, London (invited sole speaker).
Welsh, A., Wright, J. (2015). RDA for acquisitions staff. Presented at: National Acquisitions Group Conference 2015, York.

Peer-Reviewed Conference Papers
Garea Garcia, N., Welsh, A., Bikakis A., Mahony S., Inskip C., Vogel M. (2015) Core future concepts for current cataloguers. Presented at: CILIP Conference 2015, Liverpool.
Welsh, A. (2009). A shipping forecast for ATOD 2.0. SALIS 2009, September, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. (Conference bursary winner).
Welsh, A. (2010). Mapping the semantic landscape: using online textual analysis to quantify feminist vocabulary within Women’s Studies collections. Presented at: Digital Methods, Cultural Politics and Feminist Approaches, July, Sussex.
Welsh, A. (2011). Finding information in a “gender-neutral” information environment. Presented at: Feminism and Teaching Symposium, April, Nottingham.
Welsh, A. (2012). “And how the silence surged softly backward, | When the plunging hoofs were gone”: Walter de la Mare, the literary establishment and the popular poetry market. Presented at: Marginalised Mainstream Conference, November, London.
Welsh, A. (2012). Experiential learning in Historical Bibliography. IFLA Rare Books and Manuscripts Section Midterm, February, Antwerp, Belgium.
Welsh, A. (2013). “Books! –“: Pleasures and Speculations in Walter de la Mare’s Library. Presented at: Researching the Reading Experience, June, Oslo, Norway, http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/1413960/
Welsh, A. (2013). It takes a community to raise an information professional. Presented at: Umbrella 13, Manchester.
Welsh, A. (2013).The Poet’s Poets: collections and anthologies in Walter de la Mare’s Working Library. Presented at: Writers and their Libraries, March, London, http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/1414072/
Welsh, A. (2014). Flipping the cataloguing class: equipping and empowering cataloguers for the hybrid cataloguing environment. Presented at: Faster, Smarter, Richer: Reshaping the Library Catalogue Rome, Italy.
Welsh, A. (2014). Metadata output and its impact on the researcher. Presented at: Cataloguing and Indexing Group Conference 2014 Canterbury, UK.
Welsh, A. (2015). "For the bibliographers at UCL": A Humument and the lessons it teaches 21st century librarians. Presented at: Livres d'artistes: the Artist's Book in Theory and Practice Cardiff.
Welsh, A., & Green, D. (2015). An academic and practical education. Presented at: Book History Research Network Study Day 2015 Loughborough.
Welsh, A., & Inskip, C. (2015). "Intellectual and practical knowing": the introduction of the Professional Knowledge and Skills Base at University College London. In [Proceedings of] iConference 2015 Newport Beach, California, USA.
Welsh, A., & Whaite, K. (2012). Our hybrid history and its action points for today. Presented at: Cataloguing and Indexing Group Conference, September, Sheffield.

Peer-Reviewed conference posters
Warwick, C., Mahony, S., Nyhan, J., Ross, C., Tiedau, U., & Welsh, A. (2011). UCLDH: big tent Digital Humanities in practice. Presented at: Digital Humanities 2011 Stanford.

Practitioner Journal Articles
Welsh, A. (2011). Teaching RDA in 2010-11. Catalogue & Index 163, 5-8 (invited article).
Welsh, A. (2013). Teaching RDA in 2013-14: Flipping the Cat Class. Catalogue & Index 173: 30-38 (invited article).
Welsh, A. (2015). Metadata output and the researcher. Catalogue and Index 178: 2-8 (invited article).
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., & Rikowski, R. (2010). The Feminist Library in London. Managing Information 16(5), 65-71 (invited article).
Welsh, A., & Robertson, P. (2007). I am cataloguer, hear me roar!. Library & Information Update 6 (1-2), 30-33 (invited article).

Full list generated by RPS (UCL's publication software).

More information
* Research and teaching profile (IRIS)
* Amazon Author Page
* Twitterfeed (@AnneWelsh)

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