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

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Call for Papers: Libraries in the sky: large-scale collaboration strategies and infrastructures to enhance the use of digital heritage collections

  Libraries in the sky: large-scale collaboration strategies and infrastructures to enhance the use of digital heritage collections IFLA RBSCS mid-term conference, National Library of Norway (Oslo) April 12th 2018 In many countries, libraries...

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Call for Papers: William Birch and the Complexities of American Visual Culture: A Symposium Celebrating the Tenth Anniversary of the Visual Culture Program at the Library Company of Philadelphia

Call for Papers: William Birch and the Complexities of American Visual Culture: A Symposium Celebrating the Tenth Anniversary of the Visual Culture Program at the Library Company of Philadelphia Library Company of Philadelphia, Philadelphia,...

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Disaster Management Conference (Library of Alexandria) / (تخطيط إدارة الكوارث (مكتبة الإسكندرية

تستضيف مكتبة الإسكندرية مؤتمرًا عن تخطيط إدارة الكوارث في 23 و24 أكتوبر 2016م في المسرح الصغير بمركز مؤتمرات، مكتبة الإسكندرية. يُعقد هذا المؤتمر تحت شعار «تراثنا المعرض للخطر: التحديات وكيفية التعامل معها» مع التركيز...

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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...

IFLA Survey on Rare Materials Cataloguing with RDA 1

IFLA Survey on Rare Materials Cataloguing with RDA

Standardized cataloguing of rare materials has always been a complex matter, historically fragmented within geographical regions until the arrival in the 1980s of standardized models, such as ISBD and DCRM, which were quickly adopted...

Why not join us as a committee member? 0

Why not join us as a committee member?

IFLA has announced its Call for Nominations for Section Standing Committees August 2019 – August 2023 is now open. This call outlines what is expected of committee members in general. If you are interested...

Welcome to our Knowledge Café! 0

Welcome to our Knowledge Café!

At this year’s WLIC in Kuala Lumpur the Rare Books and Special Collections section held our first ever Knowledge Cafe, on the subject of rare materials cataloguing. This format is designed to encourage people...

Call for paper: Crisis or Enlightenment? Developments in the Book Trade (1650-1750) 0

Call for paper: Crisis or Enlightenment? Developments in the Book Trade (1650-1750)

Crisis or Enlightenment? Developments in the Book Trade (1650-1750) St Andrews Book Conference, 20-22 June 2019 It has never been questioned that the European Enlightenment was made by books. The intellectual movement which swept across...