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The Resource Rare books and special collections, Sidney E. Berger

Rare books and special collections, Sidney E. Berger

Label
Rare books and special collections
Title
Rare books and special collections
Statement of responsibility
Sidney E. Berger
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
From cuneiform, coins, and codices to prints, drawings, photographs, and maps, departments of rare books and special collections are the premier repositories of significant printed and manuscript works and artifacts. Entrusted with the responsibility of preserving the records of history and culture, these institutions enable access to millions of source materials. Berger, a veteran of rare book and special collections, offers a landmark examination of this field, aimed at practitioners in the library field, instructors teaching courses on the subject, booksellers, private collectors, historians, bibliophiles, and others involved in rare and unique materials. Showing readers everything they need to know about rare books and special collections, this wide-ranging book offers coverage of such key topics as: the profession s history and its relevance in the face of an increasingly digital world; archives relationship to the special collections department and their role in the wider institution; collection development, cataloging, processing, physical layout, and other operational functions, with coverage of acquisition sources and methods; what everyone needs to know about the physical materials in their care, including preservation, conservation, and restoration, storage, handling, and security; reference and outreach services, including a look at exhibitions and tours; fundraising and financial management; legal and ethical issues; forgeries, fakes, and facsimiles; bibliography and its impact on the rare book world, including a look at booksellers, donors, and auctions; the present state of books in our digital environment; the vocabulary of the trade. Rare Books and Special Collections presents a meticulous and systematic understanding of this growing field."--Back cover
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Berger, Sidney E
Dewey number
025.2816
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
Z688.R3
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Libraries
  • Libraries
  • Nonbook materials
  • Libraries
  • Rare books
  • Selection of nonbook materials
Label
Rare books and special collections, Sidney E. Berger
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Formerly CIP.
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / by Joel Silver -- Introduction -- Some practical realities -- Running a rare book department -- Archives -- The physical materials of the collection -- Physical layout and operations -- Fund-raising -- Security -- Legal issues -- Bibliography -- Book collecting and handling -- Outreach -- Preservation, conservation, restoration, and disaster planning -- Special collections departments today -- Other issues -- Afterword
Control code
000053404863
Dimensions
29 cm.
Extent
xxii, 537 pages
Isbn
9781783300150
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)869904499
Label
Rare books and special collections, Sidney E. Berger
Publication
Copyright
Note
Formerly CIP.
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / by Joel Silver -- Introduction -- Some practical realities -- Running a rare book department -- Archives -- The physical materials of the collection -- Physical layout and operations -- Fund-raising -- Security -- Legal issues -- Bibliography -- Book collecting and handling -- Outreach -- Preservation, conservation, restoration, and disaster planning -- Special collections departments today -- Other issues -- Afterword
Control code
000053404863
Dimensions
29 cm.
Extent
xxii, 537 pages
Isbn
9781783300150
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)869904499

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