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Rare Book Librarianship for the 21st Century is the first new rare books handbook of practice in 25 years. Authored by two special collections experts with extensive field experience, this book is also the first to discuss the role of digital technologies in managing a rare book collection. --After a fascinating discussion of the history and current state of rare book libr ...more
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Published June 1st 2012 by Libraries Unlimited
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Jason
Unlike some of the other Libraries Unlimited publications out there (I’m looking at you, Library and Information Center Management), this isn’t a snoozefest. But it is definitely only an introduction to the field, so folks who are already working with rare books will find sections of the work little more than a gentle refresher (or maybe even a rehashing?). Personally, I was looking for a small spark to get me going since I have a new session of Rare Book School on the horizon, and it certainly ...more
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