Useful links

Some useful sites which may interest those who work in historic libraries.


Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association
CILIP Library and Information History Group
CILIP Rare Books and Special Collections Group
Independent Libraries Association
The Heritage Alliance
Church of England Libraries & Archives
Cathedral Archives, Libraries & Collections Association
Bibliographical Society
Society for the History of Authorship, Reading & Publishing
Religious Archives Group


Heritage Lottery Fund 
Arts Council England
Wellcome Trust
Mellon Foundation
Esmee Fairbairn Collections Fund
Pilgrim Trust
National Manuscripts Conservation Trust (NMCT)


Harwell Drying and Restoration Services 
British Library Preservation & Advice Centre (formerly the National Preservation Office)
Institute of Conservation (ICON) notably Care and conservation of books 


British Library catalogues
Incunabula Short Title Catalogue
English Short Title Catalogue
Universal Short Title Catalogue
COPAC replaced 31st July by Library Hub Discover see our webinar on the change


Descriptive Cataloguing of Rare Materials (Books)
Library of Congress Authorities
Rare Books & Manuscripts Section Controlled Vocabularies
RDA Toolkit homepage (subscription required)


V&A guide to writing exhibition captions

Other Useful Links

The National Archives (Archives for non-archivists) 
OCLC Research: Making Archival and Special Collections More Accessible