Rare Book Librarianship: An Introduction and Guide

Rare Book Librarianship: An Introduction and Guide

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by Geoffrey D. Smith
     
 

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Successfully managing rare book collections requires very specific knowledge and skills. This handbook provides that essential information in a single volume.

• Provides a bibliography of reference resources for rare book librarians

• Includes sidebars with examples drawn from real-life experience

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Overview

Successfully managing rare book collections requires very specific knowledge and skills. This handbook provides that essential information in a single volume.

• Provides a bibliography of reference resources for rare book librarians

• Includes sidebars with examples drawn from real-life experience

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"This handbook is recommended for any rare book and special collections librarian, teachers and students in library science, or anyone charged with the care of rare books." - College & Research Libraries

"Special collections librarians and practitioners overseeing rare book collections of varying sizes within an academic, public, or special library setting may find this work useful. The novice and those who supervise professionals that manage rare book collections will benefit most." - Library Resources and Technical Services

"Galbraith and Smith's Rare Book Librarianship is a logically structured, practically oriented introduction that covers all the essentials of a demanding and complex field in a concise and engaging style." - Australian Library Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781591588818
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
06/24/2012
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
206
Product dimensions:
6.08(w) x 9.22(h) x 0.48(d)

Meet the Author

Steven K. Galbraith, PhD, is curator of the Cary Graphic Arts Collection at Rochester Institute of Technology and former Andrew W. Mellon Curator of Books at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC.

Geoffrey D. Smith, PhD, is head of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Library at The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.

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