Incunables cataloguing workshop, led by Sarah Cusk and Will Hale, Lincoln College, Oxford
30 September 2019, 10am to 5pm, cost £25

A one-day course designed to give participants the skills they need to recognise, identify and describe books printed before 1500 in their collections. The course will cover the resources available to incunable cataloguers, bibliographical descriptions of incunables and how to describe the provenance of specific volumes using evidence such as bindings and inscriptions.

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Buildings, Books and Blockbusters: Balancing Access and Preservation (the Historic Libraries Forum Annual Conference 2019)
Monday 18 November 2019, Westminster Abbey

We are delighted to announce that booking is now open for the 2019 Annual Meeting and Conference. This year the conference looks at how to increase access to collections while still ensuring their preservation.

Our speakers are:

Caroline Bendix (Keynote), Battered by bibliophiles. Is damage-free access possible?

Tony Trowles (Westminster Abbey), Displaying collections in a 13th century environment : reflections on creating The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Galleries at Westminster Abbey (talk followed by tour)

Rosemary Firman (Hereford Cathedral), Screen sharing: the role of broadcasting and the media in extending access

David Iggulden (Kew/BHL), Empowering Global Research: The Biodiversity Heritage Library

Molly Bigwood (Student), Exploring the Balance Between Conservation and Access

Sarah Vansnick (TNA Collection Care), Mouldy books: Preservation improving access

The event costs £40 which includes tea/coffee and lunch. Places are strictly limited. For further details and to book: