Rare books

by Inez J Fletcher, Cataloguer & Director of Irish ISSN Centre Cataloguers come across a very wide variety of publications in the course of their regular work, but I mostly catalogue contemporary periodicals. However, recently I was asked to catalogue a run of eight volumes for the period January 1889 to December 1892 of The [...]

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by Nikki Ralston, Conservation Back in July 2011, I posted a short blog introducing The Clean Sweep, a preservation project aiming to clean and box our rare book collections. We have now started the final phase of the project, which will run to the end of 2011, and I thought that readers might be interested [...]

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by Giada Gelli, Preservation Assistant We have all done some scribbling on copies, books, magazines and whatnot at some stage in our lives. There is nothing more pleasant than evading the realms of reality, shutting your ears to the world, and letting your pen (or pencil!) chase the boredom away. But still, I wasn’t expecting [...]

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