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Rare Book Librarianship: An Introduction and Guide

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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 librari
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Published December 15th 2014 by Libraries Unlimited (first published June 21st 2012)
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Rebekah
May 05, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Read for INFO 284: Special Collection, a MLIS course at SJSU's iSchool.
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
Adrienne Bross
Nov 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: scholarly, nonfiction
The authors of this book spend a good deal of time explaining the concepts, troubles, and passions that are involved with special collection and rare book librarianship. Easy to understand and comprehend, they give a great deal of information that allows for a positive look into the world of rare books and all of the highs and pitfalls contained within.
Lynne
Nov 14, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A great basic introduction to Rare Book Librarianship for the 21st century. Focused very much on Rare Books: those with other special collections duties might need to seek elsewhere for additional information.
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