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Why Women Are Writing the Best Crime Novels

Why Women Are Writing the Best Crime Novels | Rare and special | Scoop.it
They don’t seem to believe in heroes as much as their male counterparts, which in some ways makes their storytelling a better fit for the times.
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Rare and Special Books: Exploring reference tools

“For my students in Rare Books & Special Collections Librarianship and other inquiring minds. ...”
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On Digital Rarity

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I've published a piece on Rarity in the Digital Age in RBM: A Journal of Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Cultural Heritage.  Because the journal has a very sensible copyright policy (authors retain th...
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Digitizing Historical Works Can Leave Original Materials in Better Condition

Digitizing Historical Works Can Leave Original Materials in Better Condition | Rare and special | Scoop.it
We’ve shared a lot of community stories exemplifying how the repository can bring new life to old works, but one Digital Commons customer recently discovered another benefit of digitizing archival ...
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Book Traces | Find unique copies of old library books

Book Traces | Find unique copies of old library books | Rare and special | Scoop.it

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Review of Celebrating Word and Image 1200-1600 Manuscript ...

Review of Celebrating Word and Image 1200-1600 Manuscript ... | Rare and special | Scoop.it
by JANE-HÉLOÏSE NANCARROW Celebrating Word and Image: 1200-1600 Kerry Stokes' Medieval Manuscript collection New Norcia, 4th October 2013- 17th March 2014 Recently I attended the Lindisfarne Gospels ...
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Museum of Science Fiction Crowdfunds on Indiegogo - Crowdfund Insider

Museum of Science Fiction Crowdfunds on Indiegogo - Crowdfund Insider | Rare and special | Scoop.it
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Visitors will be able to look at cherished manuscripts and interact with exhibits.
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University to house Germaine Greer archive - The Age

University to house Germaine Greer archive - The Age | Rare and special | Scoop.it
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University to house Germaine Greer archive
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The total sought for the purchase is $3 million to cover shipping, cataloguing, housing and selective digitising of the archive.
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62 of the World's Most Beautiful Libraries | Mental Floss

62 of the World's Most Beautiful Libraries | Mental Floss | Rare and special | Scoop.it
Beinecke Rare Book Library in Yale University, USA. Images courtesy of Henry Trotter and Lauren Manning. From the outside, this windowless ...
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The European Society for Textual Scholarship

The European Society for Textual Scholarship | Rare and special | Scoop.it
European Textual Scholarship, Textual Criticism, Textual Editing, Editorial Theory in an international persepctive...

 

Call for Contributions:

 

Variants: the Journal of the European Society for Textual Scholarship is issuing an open call for contributions on the theory and practice of textual scholarship and scholarly editing from a comparative and/or European perspective for inclusion in Variants 10 (2012). Participants from the 2010 Conference in Pisa on “Texts Worth Editing” and the 2011/12 Conference in Bern on “Inter National and Inter Disciplinary Aspects of Scholarly Editing” are particularly encouraged to submit revised versions of their paper. Essays written in English of no more than 7000 words in length may be sent before the deadline (31 March 2012) to the Associate Editor at wim.van-mierlo[at]sas.ac.uk. Variants is a peer-reviewed publication. For more information about the journal and its stylesheet, please visit the Society’s website at www.textualscholarship.eu.


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New Evidence of Note-Taking in the Medieval Classroom

New Evidence of Note-Taking in the Medieval Classroom | Rare and special | Scoop.it
By Erik Kwakkel When I was going through some manuscripts in the Leiden University Library some time ago in preparation for one of my paleography classes, I came across an unusual medieval object: ...

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Transforming Literary Artefacts for Digital Analysis

Transforming Literary Artefacts for Digital Analysis | Rare and special | Scoop.it
Joseph Conrad’s Nostromo is widely regarded as one of the foundational texts of modernist fiction. Since its publication in 1904, it has been a touchstone for critics and literary scholars an...

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The Homer Multitext: What's in a Name (of a Manuscript)?

The Homer Multitext: What's in a Name (of a Manuscript)? | Rare and special | Scoop.it
We have written before about the problems with the traditional apparatus criticus, both in terms of the difficulties in deciphering from it what a particular manuscript actually has, and in the way it presents barriers to readers, ...

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First published book on heliocentric theory heads for auction

First published book on heliocentric theory heads for auction | Rare and special | Scoop.it
A work of considerable scientific gravitas will auction on July 13, 2016, in London when the first printed book to propose that the Earth revolved around the Sun, De Libris Revolutionum Eruditissimi Viridoctoris, goes under the auctioneer's hammer.
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A LUXURIOUS TOUR DE FORCE: LE MIAMI, AMERICAN ...

A LUXURIOUS TOUR DE FORCE: LE MIAMI, AMERICAN ... | Rare and special | Scoop.it
The museum and rare book and special collection library includes incredible (and growing) collections of art and artifacts documenting the luxury tourist trade spanning the globe from the mid-nineteenth century through the mid-twentieth ...
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The Burden of Writing: Scribes in Medieval Manuscripts - Medieval manuscripts blog

When we speak to visitors or students about our medieval manuscripts, we frequently find ourselves spending a significant amount of time talking about how such books were created.
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Watch Conservators at Work at the Conservation Window

Watch Conservators at Work at the Conservation Window | Rare and special | Scoop.it
Take advantage of the opportunity to talk with our conservators during our viewing times.
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Georgian exhibition at British Library reveals they started the modern ... - Daily Mail

Georgian exhibition at British Library reveals they started the modern ... - Daily Mail | Rare and special | Scoop.it
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In the Rare Book Room with ENGL 234 | Unique at Penn

In the Rare Book Room with ENGL 234 | Unique at Penn | Rare and special | Scoop.it
Any reader of this blog will know that the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts holds many unique books, manuscripts, documents, materials, and objects. But one of the most ....
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Museum of Science Fiction Crowdfunds on Indiegogo - Crowdfund Insider

Museum of Science Fiction Crowdfunds on Indiegogo - Crowdfund Insider | Rare and special | Scoop.it
Museum of Science Fiction Crowdfunds on Indiegogo
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Picture This… | Canterbury Cathedral

Picture This… | Canterbury Cathedral | Rare and special | Scoop.it

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Saskia van Bergen's curator insight, August 9, 2013 2:46 AM

The treasures from the Canterbury Cathedral library are part of Picture This,  a display celebrating the first anniversary of an online project of the same  name between the University of Kent's Centre for Medieval and Early Modern  Studies and the library.

 

Originally launched as a virtual exhibition on the Canterbury Cathedral  website, Picture This  has brought together each month an image from a book, or  an object from the Cathedral's library and made it accessible to the public,  together with a short article written by a medieval studies student.

 

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Mystery donor helps preserve rare books at the Boston Public Library

Mystery donor helps preserve rare books at the Boston Public Library | Rare and special | Scoop.it
According to their website, they also have access to the David McCullough Conservation Fund, which was established in 2001 by the eponymous historian, who used the Boston Public Library's special collection to write his ...
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Diasporic Archives: Preserving & Promoting access to Literary Archives

Diasporic Archives: Preserving & Promoting access to Literary Archives | Rare and special | Scoop.it
International network hosted by the University of Reading to promote international collaboration in the preservation of, and access to, literary archives.

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Collaborative Manuscript Transcription: Survey on Crowdsourced Transcription Tools

Collaborative Manuscript Transcription: Survey on Crowdsourced Transcription Tools | Rare and special | Scoop.it

Via Twitter and the TEI-L mailing list, I see that Jens Brokfeld, a graduate student in Potsdam, is conducting a survey of projects using transcription tools for his thesis, “Creating Digital Editions with Crowdsourced Manuscript Transcription: A Tool Evaluation”.


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Archivist seeks help in identifying manuscript waste material | Cultural Compass

Archivist seeks help in identifying manuscript waste material | Cultural Compass | Rare and special | Scoop.it
Inspired by individuals who had made extraordinary discoveries about historical photographs by sharing them on the popular image-hosting site Flickr, I hoped that something similar could be done with images of medieval manuscript waste.

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