Information Studies


Anne Welsh

Anne Welsh

Anne Welsh

Email: a.welsh@ucl.ac.uk
UCL extension: 33370
Direct Line: 020 7679 3370 (non-UK: +44 20 7679 3370)
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Office: G15a 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, MA Archives and Records Management and the 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 and Classification (MA LIS core module). Reading list for Offer-holders' Event on 27 July 2016
INSTG012 Historical Bibliography (MA LIS optional module, also available to MA Digital Humanities and MA Early Modern Studies students and as a short course).
INSTG030 The Information Professional (MA LIS core module). As part of this module, I convene the Current Issues in Library and Information Studies series of evening talks, which is open to current students, alumni and LIS work placement hosts.

Helen O'Neill (PhD, part-time, second supervisor; primary supervisor is Professor Melissa Terras)
Joe Reed (PhD, part-time, second supervisor; primary supervisor is Professor Alison Shell, UCL English)
In 2017-18 I am supervising MA LIS dissertations on topics concerning Bibliography, Cataloguing or Classification and an MA Early Modern Studies dissertation on the documentation of plaster courts.

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 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 the BIC Library Metadata Group and the Cilip Rare Books and Special Collections Group's Bibliographic Standards Committee. I am proud to have been a founding member of the University of London Society of Bibliophiles and am currently its Secretary.

I am an external examiner for the University of Aberystwyth and have also examined recently for the University of Malta.

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.
2013-2018: Departmental Careers Tutor
2014-2015: 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.
2014-2015: 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.
2015-2016: Co-Investigaror for <>The World of UCL, 1828-1948 (Principal Investigator: Caroline Bressey, UCL Gerography, Equine Centre; Researcher: Gemma Romain), funded by UCL Grand Challenges.

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.
2017: Gladstone's Library General Scholarship.

Selected Publications

Welsh, A. (1996). Women's Studies: a bibliography of materials held at St Deiniol's Library. Monad Press, https://iris.ucl.ac.uk/iris/publication/304434/1.
Welsh, A., & Batley, S. (2012). Practical cataloging: AACR2, RDA and MARC 21. Neal Schuman, https://iris.ucl.ac.uk/iris/publication/435889/1.
Welsh, A., & Batley, S. (2012). Practical cataloguing: AACR, RDA and MARC 21. London: Facet, https://iris.ucl.ac.uk/iris/publication/411204/1.

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, http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/1359273/.
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, http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/1348269/.
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. (pp. 47-67). Munich, Germany: De Gruyter, http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/1497182/ .
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, <a href="https://www.ucl.ac.uk/information-studies/%3Ca%20href%3D"https://iris.ucl.ac.uk/iris/publication/914190/1>https://iris.ucl.ac.uk/iris/publication/914190/1">https://iris.ucl.ac.uk/iris/publication/914190/1>https://iris.ucl.ac.uk/....

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, http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/1359262/.
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, http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/1359847/.
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, http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/1479081/.
Terras, M., Baker, J., Hetherington, J., Beavan, D., Welsh, A., O'Neill, H., Finley, W., Duke-Williams, O. and Adam Farquhar. (2017). Enabling complex analysis of large-scale digital collections: Humanities research, high performance computing and transforming access to British Library digital collectons. Digital Scholarship in the Humanities (fqx020), https://doi.org/10.1093/llc/fqx020, http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/1546533/.
Welsh, A. (2016). "For the bibliographers at UCL": A Humument and the lessons it teaches 21st century librarians. Art Libraries Journal 41(4), 209-223, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/alj.2016.26, http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/1497184/.
Welsh, A. (2016). The Rare Books Catalog and the Scholarly Database. Cataloging and Classification Quarterly. 54(5-6), 317-337, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01639374.2016.1188433, http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/1497185/.
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, http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/1359272/.

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, http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/1414014/.
Welsh, A. (2015). Seeing through FRBR. Presented at: ARLIS UK FRBR for Art Librarians, London (invited sole speaker), http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/1470195/.
Welsh, A. (2016) Cataloguer as distant collaborator: implications of the use of catalogue data in Humanities research.Presented at: Emerging Research in Library and Information Science, Institute of Historical Research, London, http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/1508453/.
Welsh, A. (2016). Collections within the Collection. Presented at: "What's in a Name?" Collections within the Collection. Book History Research Network Study Day. London.
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, Glasgow, Scotland, http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/1502149/.
Welsh, A. (2017). Discovery in libraries and archives. Presented at: History Day. London.
Welsh, A. (2018). Classification as world view? Presented at: Association of Pall Mall Librarians. London.
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, http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/1469271/.
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, http://dh2016.adho.org/static/data-copy/41.html, http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/1546533/ .
Welsh, A. (2009). A shipping forecast for ATOD 2.0. SALIS 2009, September, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. (Conference bursary winner), http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/1413767/.
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, http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/1413957/.
Welsh, A. (2011). Finding information in a "gender-neutral" information environment. Presented at: Feminism and Teaching Symposium, April, Nottingham, http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/1413958/.
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, http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/1414071/.
Welsh, A. (2012). Experiential learning in Historical Bibliography. IFLA Rare Books and Manuscripts Section Midterm, February, Antwerp, Belgium, http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/1413959/.
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, http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/1414073/.
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, http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/1450942/.
Welsh, A. (2014). Metadata output and its impact on the researcher. Presented at: Cataloguing and Indexing Group Conference 2014 Canterbury, UK, http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/1450941/.
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, http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/1475163/.
Welsh, A. (2016). Getting to grips with bibliographic models. Presented at: CIG Conference 2016. Swansea, Wales.
Welsh, A. (2016) Gladstone's Library as a writer's library and its scholarly contribution. Presented at: Gladstone Umbrella 2016, Hawarden, Wales, http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/1503799/.
Welsh, A. and Butler, G. (2017). Independent libraries' catalogues and scholarly communication. Presented at: Independent Libraries Association Conference 2017. Chawton, Hampshire.
Welsh, A., & Green, D. (2015). An academic and practical education. Presented at: Book History Research Network Study Day 2015 Loughborough, http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/1475165/.
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, http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/1464285/.
Welsh, A., & Whaite, K. (2012). Our hybrid history and its action points for today. Presented at: Cataloguing and Indexing Group Conference, September, Sheffield, http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/1413452/.

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.
Welsh, A. (2016). Provenance in the bibliographic model. Presented at: CIG Conference 2016. Swansea, Wales.

Practitioner Journal Articles
Welsh, A. (2011). Teaching RDA in 2010-11. Catalogue & Index 163, 5-8 (invited article), http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/1348273/.
Welsh, A. (2013). Teaching RDA in 2013-14: Flipping the Cat Class. Catalogue & Index 173, 30-38 (invited article), http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/1413950/.
Welsh, A. (2015). Metadata output and the researcher. Catalogue and Index 178, 2-8 (invited article), http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/1466468/.

Welsh, A. (2016). MarcEdit for Mac and the rare books researcher. Catalogue and Index 184, 2-13, https://archive.cilip.org.uk/sites/default/files/documents/welsh_anne._marcedit_for_mac_and_the_rare_books_researcher.pdf, http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/1497186/.
Welsh, A. (2017). From WEMI to WI to WII: FRBR, BIBFRAME and the 21st century bibliographic model. Catalogue and Index 186, 20-29, https://archive.cilip.org.uk/sites/default/files/media/document/2017/ci186welsh_anne._from_wemi_to_wi_to_wii_frbr_bibframe_the_21st_cent.pdf .
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, http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/1466469/.
Welsh, A., & Rikowski, R. (2010). The Feminist Library in London. Managing Information 16(5), 65-71 (invited article), http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/1302573/.
Welsh, A., & Robertson, P. (2007). I am cataloguer, hear me roar!. Library & Information Update 6 (1-2), 30-33 (invited article), http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/1302566/.
Welsh, A. and Wright, J. (2016). RDA for acquisitions staff. Taking Stock 24(2), 14-16.

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

Public Engagement (Selected)

Britton, S., Welsh, A., & Lawes, L. (2012). Zine-making workshop. Strindberg's Red Room at UCL, 16 October, London.
Welsh, A. (2009). Heroes. Essex Poetry Festival Workshop, 9 October, Shenfield Library, Essex.
Welsh, A. (2009). What? Why did you ask that?: Search terms and other confusions. Blue Sock Salon, October, Hose Hospital, London.
Welsh, A. (2010). Film preservation. Bright Club: Film, 16 February, Wilmington Arms, London.
Welsh, A. (2010). "A room of one's own": creative writing workshop. Women's Liberation Movement @ 40, March, Ruskin College, Oxford.
Welsh, A. (2010). Finding inspiration in Feminist libraries and archives. Feminism in London Midsummer Feminist Party, June, London.
Welsh, A. (2010). Knowledge Organization: the universal versus the canonical in The Library of Babel. Evening Salon on Collecting and Knowledge, The Library of Babel / In and Out of Place Exhibition, 16 April, 176 Zabludowicz Collection, London.
Welsh, A. (2010). Libraries and Museums. Bright Club: Hidden Treasures, November, Bloomsbury Theatre, London.
Welsh, A. (2011). Book-craft. Bright Club: Craft, 27 September, Victoria & Albert Museum, London.
Welsh, A. (2011). Character. Workshop 1, Write On: Creative Writing Inspired by UCL Libraries Special Collections, 16 May, City and Islington College, London.
Welsh, A. (2011). Character, Narrative, Action. Workshop 3, Write On: Creative Writing Inspired by UCL Libraries Special Collections, 27 May, Haldane Room, UCL, London.
Welsh, A. (2011). Image Minus Word: a pop-up exhibition, 4 October, UCL Art Museum.
Welsh, A. (2011). Narrative. Workshop 2, Write On: Creative Writing Inspired by UCL Libraries Special Collections, 20 May, Camden Local Studies and Archives Centre, London.
Welsh, A. (2011). Paper in the brave new digital world: why we still need the physical book and what digital research adds to its history, UCLDH Painless Introduction, 25 January, London.
Welsh, A. (2012). Annotating The Red Room: Literature and Digital Humanities, Strindberg's Red Room at UCL, 18 October, London.
Welsh, A. (2012). Books: why bother? LIKE 35, April, London.
Welsh, A. (2012). Defining the book in the digital world, Panopticon Research Seminar on the Book, 15 November.
Welsh, A. (2014). Change in the Library. Bright Club: Change (Five Year Anniversary Gig), 29 April, Bloomsbury Theatre, London.
Welsh, A. (2015). Durer and German Old Masters: pop-up display, 28 August, UCL Art Museum.
Welsh, A. (2016). The danger of the book. Books Showoff 1, Waterstones Tottenham Court Road, 21 May.
Welsh, A. (2016). Getting lost in a book. I Got Lost, Saffron Walden Maze Festival, 19 August.
Welsh, A., & Allsopp, H. (2013). Broken Sonnets. Pistols and Pollinators 2 Exhibition, 23-27 May, The Albert, London. [Site-specific installation exploring the printing of poems in three-dimensional space, as opposed to the two-dimensional space of the standard page]
Welsh, A., & Allsopp, H. (2013). Material connections and the extended mind. Materials at the Centre Workshop, 19 April, Institute of Making, UCL, London.
Welsh, A. & Canty, N. (2013). Creative Co-Directors, Something Else for the Weekend, public engagement activities as part of UCL's Festival of Arts, 9-12 May, London.
Welsh, A., & Gomberg, A. (2010). Dealing with the Pressure: a Space to Reflect, Create and Express, Feminism in London 2010, October, London.
Welsh, A., & Lawes, L. (2012). Alternative Press and Little Magazines: a pop-up exhibition of UCL Special Collections, Strindberg's Red Room at UCL, 16 October, London.
Welsh, A., Lawes, L., & Wingate Gray, S. (2013). Get your hands on poetry!: [pop-up exhibition of the Alternative Press and Little Magazines collection], Something Else for the Weekend, 11 May, Roberts Building, UCL, London.

More information
* Research and teaching profile (IRIS)
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Photo: Daichi Ishikawa for University of London Society of Bibliophiles.