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Libraries Need to Showcase Digital Special Collections | The Signal: Digital Preservation

Libraries Need to Showcase Digital Special Collections | The Signal: Digital Preservation | Special Collections | Scoop.it
Libraries Need to Showcase Digital Special Collections. A blog post at "The Signal: Digital Preservation" on 2013-09-16.
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Digitisation makes collections available to a wider audience and can add value through interactions, mobile access and additional contextual information. Academic demand for digital access must be balanced against librarians' needs for good metadata.

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Archives & special collections secures £1.58 million funding from the ...

Archives & special collections secures £1.58 million funding from the ... | Special Collections | Scoop.it
The University of Huddersfield's Archives and Special Collections has received a confirmed grant of £1,585,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), it was announced [on 9th September]. The project aims to build a new ...
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Significant funding will make collections freely available to a wider audience.

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The factor of book censorship and controversy - Rare Books Digest — Rare Books Digest

The factor of book censorship and controversy - Rare Books Digest — Rare Books Digest | Special Collections | Scoop.it
Controversy and censorship usually rally positive media support that results in more interest and favorable contribution towards a rare book’s demand.
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Controversy drives up demand for rare books.

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Libraries Exhibition Shows Depth of Special Collections and Archives

Libraries Exhibition Shows Depth of Special Collections and Archives | Special Collections | Scoop.it
A new exhibition in the University Libraries' Special Collections and Archives challenges any assumption that special collections are only for historians.
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Special Collections are for everyone, not just historians.

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