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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 have worked together to enhance the visibility of their national heritage through a national digital library. In Europe, Europeana is the continental digital library, and humanity as a whole has a World Digital Library to discover its most precious treasures. Now the time has come to reinforce and expand these collaborative initiatives over the cloud, to foster new research opportunities and include born digital documents as...


Report from the CILIP Rare Books and Special Collections Group annual conference, 2017

The Rare Books and Special Collections Group Conference 2017, hosted at the picturesque University of Sussex, had ‘Collections at Risk’ as its theme. Over the course of the three-day conference we heard talks from people working in a variety of roles who approach rare books and special collections from very different angles but who all had one thing in common: a desire to ensure the long-term survival of heritage items. It was interesting to hear the perspectives of librarians whose interest in preserving collections is clear, but also from people working in the book-trade who have a genuine desire to...


La librería secreta de Luis de Usoz (1805-1865): últimos días

En el año 1873, durante la Primera República Española, María Sandalia del Acebal y Arratia donaba a la Biblioteca Nacional la que había sido la biblioteca de su marido, Luis de Usoz y Río, y con ella la mayor colección de obras relativas a reformistas y heterodoxos españoles que se conserva en España. Luis de Usoz, filólogo, erudito, editor y bibliófilo, reunió hasta su muerte obras no solamente de contenido religioso (algunas de las cuales seguían estando prohibidas en España), sino también de índole filológica. Con la ayuda del hispanista inglés Benjamin Wiffen, que actuó como su agente en Europa,...


“Collections and Books [A]cross Borders” – all day off-site session at WLIC 2017 (Wroclaw, Poland)

You are invited to attend a special all-day session (Session 088) at the forthcoming IFLA World Library and Information Congress 2017: “Collections and Books [A]cross Borders”   The session is open to all (no conference fee).  Due to limited space, please register by 15 August 2017 here: https://iflarbscs.konfeo.com   Date and Time:  Monday, 21 August 2017 / 8.30-17.15 Venue:  Wroclaw University Library (Biblioteka Uniwersytecka we Wrocławiu) Address:  ul. F. Joliot-Curie 12, 50-383 Wrocław, Poland (see map below)   This all-day session explores historical and current practices for managing and providing access to collections that have crossed borders using case studies from...


Collection échiquéenne – Chess Library – Schach Sammlung – Bibliothèque municipale de Belfort

La bibliothèque municipale de Belfort inaugurera le fonds Mennerat le samedi 12 décembre 2015. Cette collection de 20 000 livres imprimés et 1000 périodiques fait partie des quelques grandes collections publiques entièrement consacrées au jeu d’échecs : John G White (Cleveland), van der Linde (La Haye), Von der Lasa (Kórnik). Le docteur Jean Mennerat avait acheté ses premiers ouvrages durant ses études à Paris auprès des bouquinistes des quais de Seine. Résistant et engagé dans les forces françaises libres durant la seconde guerre mondiale, il lança une revue échiquéenne quelques années après la Libération. Il reprit plus intensément son activité de collectionneur...

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