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Would you like to get involved with the Rare Books and Special Collections Section (RBSC)? Here’s how: Explore our projects page – contact the project organiser or Section ChairProvide a translation for one of our resources – contact our Information CoordinatorLearn how to become a Standing Committee… Read More

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  • 01 January 2023

IFLA Rare Book and Special Collections Section launches global survey

The IFLA Rare Books and Special Collections Section (RBSC) would like to investigate what standards, norms, practices, laws, Return On Investment (ROI) studies, and research exist around the world to measure the different values of Special Collections, and identify the gaps where such information does not exist, with a view to draft and publish a report that can be a guide to cultural heritage institutions to formulate the questions to ask if they want to measure the value of their Special Collections as a tool for advocacy.  Read More

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  • 09 August 2022

“E-JARIG” Innovation of Online Search Demand Services: Collection of Rare Newspapers Collected by the National Library of the Republic of Indonesia in the Pandemic Era

Atikah Haroen                                                              Librarian of the Rare Newspapers Collection Department, The National Library of Indonesia  E-mail : INTRODUCTION The impact of the pandemic has forced libraries to start shifting from physical to digital services in whole or in part. This makes the role of librarians more challenging and also offers… Read More

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  • 22 December 2021

Special collections: more than books in the Library!

SPECIAL COLLECTIONS: MORE THAN BOOKS IN THE LIBRARY CREATIVE SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS TO INNOVATIVE PACKAGING FOR PHYSICAL AND DIGITAL COLLECTIONS The presentation on an unusual topic – packaging. Short material is touching the archival context of packaging digital documents and physical items, especially for particular precious or delicate special… Read More

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  • 15 August 2021

Watermarks Lecture Series: a Reading in Charles-Moïse Briquet’s Encyclopedia

The Preservation and Conservation (PAC) Centre hosted at Qatar National Library presents the final event in the Watermarks Lecture Series: A Reading in Charles-Moïse Briquet’s Encyclopedia. In 1917, Charles-Moïse Briquet produced the mammoth four-volume work Les Filigranes, in which 16,112 watermarks were collected from libraries and archives, official documents of… Read More

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  • 04 March 2021