Rare Books and Special Collections Section

Division: Library Collections

The Section provides a forum for discussion and exchange of information on matters of particular concern to rare book, manuscript, and special collections librarians, including the collection, preservation, description, and use of such materials, in all types of libraries worldwide.

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Last update: 15 January 2016

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Final Program for Off-site Session in Columbus: Worth a Thousand Words: A Global Perspective on Image Description, Discovery, and Access

Sponsored by the Rare Books and Special Collections Section and the Art Libraries Section

2 June 2016

Presentations now available: “A common international standard for rare materials? Why? And how?”

Read abstracts and presentations from the Rare Books and Special Collections Section Midterm meeting in Lisbon.

6 May 2016

CALL FOR PAPERS: "Theft in libraries -- facing the hidden truth"

This session at the 2016 IFLA World Congress is presented by the Rare Books and Special Collections Section and the Preservation and Conservation Core Activity. Deadline: 29 February 2016.

28 January 2016