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 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.
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.
My research home is UCL Centre for Digital Humanities. 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 Cilip Rare Books and Special Collections Group's Bibliographic Standards Committee.
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. In 2014-15 I was 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.
Welsh, A. (2016). Cataloguing and decision-making in a hybrid environment: the transition from AACR2 to RDA. London: Facet. (in press).
Welsh, A. (2016). “Expertise ... certification ... cultural capital”: the education of librarians in the UK. In Seadle, M., Chu, C., Stöckel, U. (Eds.), Educating the profession: 40 years of the IFLA Section on Education and Training. Berlin: De Gruyter. (in press).
Welsh, A. (2016). "For the bibliographers at UCL": a Humument and the lessons it teaches 21st century librarians. Art Libraries Journal. (in press).
Welsh, A. (2016). The rare books catalog and the scholarly database. Cataloging and Classification Quarterly. (in press).
Welsh, A. (2016). The rare books catalogue as the foundation of the scholarly database. Presented at: IFLA Rare Books and Special Collections Midterm: A common international standard for rare materials? Why? And how? Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal, Lisbon.
Welsh, A., Wright, J. (2016). RDA for acquisitions staff. Taking Stock. 24(2): 14-16.
Duhs, R., Wills, A., Welsh, A. (2015). From Researcher to Academic with an Educational Role: the Transition. Presented at: UCL Research Staff Conference, London.
Garea Garcia, N., Welsh, A., Bikakis A., Mahony S., Inskip C., Vogel M. (2015) Core Concepts for Current Cataloguers. Presented at: CILIP Conference 2015, Liverpool.
Welsh, A. (2015). "For the bibliographers at UCL": a Humument and the lessons it teaches 21st century librarians. Presented at: <a href="http://livresdartistes.weebly.com>Livres d'artistes: the Artist's Book in Theory and Practice Cardiff.
Welsh, A. (2015). Metadata output and the researcher. Catalogue and Index, 178 2-8.
Welsh, A. (2015). Seeing through FRBR. Presented at: ARLIS UK FRBR for Art Librarians, London (invited sole speaker).
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., 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. 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.
Welsh, A., Wright, J. (2015). RDA for acquisitions staff. Presented at: National Acquisitions Group Conference 2015 York (invited speaker).
INSTG004 Cataloguing (MA LIS core module). Reading List 2015 including <a href="http://readinglists.ucl.ac.uk/lists/8D4BC3BA-46E7-E2F7-C7F3-DD71A2C5BF60.html#section-E91BD04D-CBEA-6D97-643F-7F85E384E52B>preliminary reading list suggestions for new and prospective students.
INSTG012 Historical Bibliography (MA LIS optional module, also available to MA Digital Humanities and MA Early Modern Studies students and as a short course). Reading List 2015.
From 2009-2014 I taught the Cataloguing component of the optional module Advanced Cataloguing and Classification. In 2016-17 I will coordinate the teaching of this module as an independent study module with some taught sessions in Term 2. A reading list and module webpage is in preparation.
From 2012-2014 I delivered some of the teaching on the BASc core module, Approaches to Knowledge
Helen O'Neill (PhD, part-time, second supervisor; primary supervisor is Professor Melissa Terras)
In 2016 I am supervising 9 MA LIS dissertations on topics concerning Historical Bibliography, Cataloguing or Art Librarianship.
On sabbatical from 28 September 2015 - 25 April 2016
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