Rare & Special: News from the Rare Books and Special Collections Section of IFLA Blog

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Draft standard available for public comment / Public Services in Archival Repositories and Special Collections Libraries

The SAA–ACRL/RBMS Joint Task Force on the Development of Standardized Statistical Measures for Public Services in Archival Repositories and Special Collections Libraries has posted for public comment an initial draft standard. The task force,...

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Final Program for WLIC 2016 Off-site Session in Columbus- Worth a Thousand Words: A Global Perspective on Image Description, Discovery, and Access

The final program is now available for a one-day, off-site workshop during the World Library and Information Congress in Columbus: Worth a Thousand Words: A Global Perspective on Image Description, Discovery, and Access. The...

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Conference round-up: “A common international standard for rare materials? Why? And how?” (22 February 2016, Lisbon)

On the 22nd of February 2016, the IFLA Rare Books and Special Collections Section delivered a one-day conference, hosted by the Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal, on the topic of changing trends in international descriptive standards...

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نشاط متحف المخطوطات بمكتبة الإسكندرية في منتصف العام الدراسي 2016

“اكتشف الماضي لتبني حاضرك” نشاط متحف المخطوطات بمكتبة الإسكندرية في منتصف العام الدراسي 2016 تحت شعار “اكتشف الماضي لتبني حاضرك”، نظَّمت إدارة متحف المخطوطات بالتعاون مع مكتبة الطفل ومكتبة النشء في مكتبة الإسكندرية ورشة...

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Bilketa, a new online resource for Basque collections / Bilketa, une nouvelle ressource en ligne sur les fonds basques

BILKETA est le nom d’un portail (www.bilketa.eus) qui se veut le portail d’entrée vers les fonds basques recensés en France, ces fonds basques étant compris comme l’ensemble des livres, périodiques, manuscrits, archives, photographies et...

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Final programme for ““A common international standard for rare materials? Why? And how?” one-day conference in Lisbon now available

The final programme for the one-day conference “A common international standard for rare materials cataloguing? Why? And how?” at the Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal (Lisbon) has been released. You can download the programme here, or...

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Managing and Promoting Special Collections in Africa: RBSC’s IFLA WLIC 2015 Preconference Satellite Meeting

Annual conferences are often bookended by preconferences and workshops at the start of them with tours of libraries, exhibits, and scenic side trips at their end, and the 2015 IFLA WLIC conference was no...