Rare book librarianship an introduction and guide /

"Successfully managing rare book collections requires very specific knowledge and skills. This handbook provides that essential information in a single volume"--

Main Author: Galbraith, Steven K.
Other Authors: Smith, Geoffrey D. 1948-
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: Santa Barbara, California : Libraries Unlimited, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, [2012]
Physical Description: xvii, 185 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Table of Contents:
  • "Our time" and staying relevant
  • A brief history of rare book libraries
  • Rare books as texts and historical artifacts
  • Getting to know your collections
  • Caring for and preserving rare books
  • Digitization
  • Security and disaster preparedness
  • Collection development
  • Accessioning and cataloging
  • Copyright
  • Outreach
  • Continuing education
  • Selected reference resources.