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Medieval Libraries vs. Modern Libraries

Article Summary for Lecture #3 – Russell

Medieval libraries are completely different from modern libraries. Or are they? This is the question Beth M. Russell addresses in her article “Hidden Wisdom and Unseen Treasure: Revisiting Cataloging in Medieval Libraries.” Even though these predecessors lacked the sophistication and standardization of current cataloging practices, Russell illustrates how medieval librarians encountered problems similar to those still faced today.

Russell spends much of the article describing the historical cataloging practices. To begin, she defines catalogs for the purposes of this text as “guides to the content and locations of the books available for use.” Catalogs varied in type, such as inventory or analytic, as well as including indexes, now considered a separate division. These early catalogs served much the same purpose, listing available items located within the library and later providing information about its format and content. Descriptions also might include information regarding location....


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'Philology' by James Turner explains what happened to a discipline that flourished - Washington Post

'Philology' by James Turner explains what happened to a discipline that flourished - Washington Post | Medieval | Scoop.it
'Philology' by James Turner explains what happened to a discipline that flourished Washington Post Norton “not only edited Donne but also published serious research on Dante, medieval architecture, art history, and classical archaeology,” Turner...
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The End of Medieval Economics: How American Theologians and Merchants ... - Forbes

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Why were the Middle Ages so poor?
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Bibale - Collections anciennes et transmission des manuscrits médiévaux

Bibale - Collections anciennes et transmission des manuscrits médiévaux | Medieval | Scoop.it
resource for researching the provenance of medieval manuscripts, from their former collections to their current homes http://t.co/7VvuVlDZF7
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2013 RBMS Premodern manuscript application profile presentation

presentation for a workshop on cataloging medieval manuscripts with Debra Cashion, Sheila Bair and Sue Steuer which was held at the Rare Book and Manuscript Section (RBMS) of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) in Minneapolis,...

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The moving word French medieval manuscripts in Cambridge

Professor Bill Burgwinkle and Dr Nicola Morato discuss the themes and ideas underlying the exhibition 'The moving word: French medieval manuscripts in Cambri...
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Rare Book and Manuscript Library holds third largest collection in US - Daily Illini

Rare Book and Manuscript Library holds third largest collection in US - Daily Illini | Medieval | Scoop.it
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Like Stromberg, Valerie Hotchkiss, the director of the library and professor of medieval studies, said she has a new favorite every month.
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PICTURE: Medieval Virgin Mary and Christ sculpture discovered at Lincoln UTC ... - Lincolnshire Echo

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Layer by layer: how Siobhán McDonald paints like a geologist - Irish Times

Layer by layer: how Siobhán McDonald paints like a geologist - Irish Times | Medieval | Scoop.it
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Methods used by Irish monks in AD 500 to write and embellish their manuscripts are finding new use in the creation of modern art.
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Making Medieval Modern

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How is a richly-colored, hand-crafted manuscript from the 9th century transferred to a digital museum catalogue?
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New Liturgical Movement: Three Medieval Art Classes this July ...

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Three Medieval Art Classes this July - Learn the Style of the English Gothic School of St Albans. by David Clayton. For any who are interested, here are the contact details for three residential summer schools that offer ...
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Illuminated Manuscripts S01E06 - The Virgin Mary in Medieval Manuscripts

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BBC - The Beauty Of Books. Part 2: Medieval Masterpieces

The Beauty of Books: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00ykww2 Episode 2, Medieval Masterpieces: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00ymh76 The medieval era was...
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Medieval Abbey Converted Into Stunning Modern Hotel - Co.Design

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King Richard the Lionhearted is sleeping for eternity at the Abbaye de Fontevraud in Anjou, France, the site of his burial.
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The secret lives of medieval manuscripts: Kathryn Rudy at TEDxUniversityofStAndrews 2013 - YouTube

As a world-renowned scholar of Art History, Kathryn has held research, teaching, and curatorial positions in the US, the UK, Canada, The Netherlands and Belg...
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A century after the torching of the Louvain library, what have we learned? - The Conversation AU

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A century after the torching of the Louvain library, what have we learned?
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Inventories of Textiles – Textiles in Inventories. Late Medieval and ...

Besides identifying the fabrics, another common theme was the challenge to trace the geographic origins of specific textiles. CHRISTIANE M. ELSTER (Cologne) examined medieval Papal inventories, and frequently found ...
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Superheroes, True Romance, Blood and Gore - Medieval ...

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Talking about the oldest item on show, an early printed version of the Bible with graphic images, Jonathan commented that the Bible can be a great source of material for comic books. We in Medieval Manuscripts know this ...
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Early Medieval art: Migration Art

Ottonian, Carolingian, Charlemagne, Aachen, Hiberno-Saxon, Anglo-Saxon, Viking, Sutton Hoo

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A Sense of Detachment - Medieval manuscripts blog

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Those of you who have spent a great deal of time on our Digitised Manuscripts site may have encountered the occasional instance of a detached binding amongst the wonderful array of medieval manuscripts on offer.
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The Beguines of Medieval Paris—guest post by Tanya Stabler Miller ...

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The beguine communities of medieval Paris—heretofore unstudied save for a single article published in the late nineteenth century—usefully illustrate these complexities.[2] Upon returning from crusade in 1254, the French ...
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Research in the restaurant: inspiring modern chefs with medieval cuisine - The Conversation

Research in the restaurant: inspiring modern chefs with medieval cuisine - The Conversation | Medieval | Scoop.it
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Think of medieval food and a whole range of not especially dignified images come to mind; Monty Python's Holy Grail has a lot to answer for.
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MAY 29th Book Launch: Monastic Women and Religious Orders in ...

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Book Launch: Monastic Women and. Religious Orders in Late Medieval Bologna author Sherri Johnson in conversation with Piotr Gorecki. “Sherri Franks Johnson's extraordinary picture of women's religious communities in ...
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Exhibition to mark historic manuscripts - News Guardian

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Exhibition to mark historic manuscripts
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The popular Lindisfarne Gospels are to be celebrated in a touring exhibition of photography and writing.
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Four Medieval Manuscripts With Mathematical Games - Medievalists.net

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Focuses on the medieval manuscripts of Bodleian Library, Sussex College, Gonville and Caius College that present mathematical games.

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