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Trends in Rare Books and Documents Special Collections Management, 2014-15 Edition

  • Published: July 2014
  • 76 Pages
  • Primary Research Group

The study presents detailed interviews with the directors of rare books and document collections at Duke University, the University of Saskatchewan, Cardiff University, Bryn Mawr College, Hamilton College, the University of Glasgow, and Amherst College. The directors discuss in detail issues such as collection security, acquisitions, donor management strategy, digitization, marketing and outreach to students, faculty and outside users, exhibits, budgets, and much more.

Dr. Naomi Nelson, Director of the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Duke University, discusses the impact of the largest gift received by the Duke Libraries, a $13.6 million donation earmarked for the rare books collection. Dr. Nelson also discusses in detail the history of the collection's growth and the impact of donors.

Julie Gardham, Senior Librarian and Manager of Special Collections at the University of Glasgow, discusses, among many other issues, Special Collections' digitization efforts and its participation in the Rare Books in Scotland (RBiS) forum facilitated by the National Library of Scotland for members of staff in Scottish libraries and other organizations that have READ MORE >

DAVID M. RUBENSTEIN RARE BOOK & MANUSCRIPT LIBRARY, DUKE UNIVERSITY
General Description
Introduction
The Gift of David Rubenstein
What’s in a Name
Collecting Strengths and the University Archives
The Research Centers
Acquisitions and Development
Growing Operations
Security and Theft
Increased Security with the Renovation
Digitization
Early Adopters
Outreach and Publicity
Online Presence and Social Media
Public Relations and Outreach
Events and Exhibits
Events
Exhibits and Exhibition Space

SPECIAL COLLECTIONS, UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW
General Description
Five Hundred Years and Counting
Wide Subject Coverage
The Hunterian Collection
Additional Collecting Strengths
The University Archive
Staff
Acquisitions and Development
Acquisitions on a Budget
Additional Support and Donations
Digitization
Appetite for Digitization
Open Access
Outreach and Publicity
An Active Online Presence
Exhibits and Events
Isolation on the Twelfth Floor
Security and Theft
No Major Threats
Looking Ahead
Attracting Patrons

SPECIAL COLLECTIONS, BRYN MAWR COLLEGE
General Description
Bringing It All Together
Increased Visibility
Acquisitions and Development
Acquisitions Process
Grants
Digitization
A Shared Catalog
Outreach and Publicity
A Major Reorganization
Social Media
Exhibits
Creating a Permanent Exhibition Space
Education as a Top Priority
Security and Theft
A Secure Collection
Collaboration
The Tri-College Consortium
PACSCL

UNIVERSITY ARCHIVES & SPECIAL COLLECTIONS, UNIVERSITY OF SASKATCHEWAN
General Description
Coming Together
University Archives
Special Collections
A Common Mandate
Moving on Up
Off-Site Locations
Acquisitions and Development
Supporting Teaching and Research
Consistent Acquisitions
Digitization
Digitizing Since the Dawn of the Web
Saskatchewan History Online (SHO)
Digital Preservation
Outreach and Exhibits
A New Department, a New Website
Promoting the Collection
Exhibits and Exhibit Space
Lending and Conservation

SPECIAL COLLECTIONS & ARCHIVES, HAMILTON COLLEGE
General Description
The Third Oldest College in New York State
The Creation of Special Collections & Archives
The Beinecke Lesser Antilles Collection
The Ezra Pound Collection
The Communal Societies Collection
Acquisitions and Development
Healthy Acquisitions
Digitization
A Wealth of Resources, and Still More to Come
The Beloved Witness Project
Outreach and Exhibitions
Word of Mouth
Exhibits
Advice to Peers
Treasures in the Stacks

SPECIAL COLLECTIONS AND ARCHIVES (SCOLAR), CARDIFF UNIVERSITY
General Description
Over 120 Years in the Making
The Salisbury Collection
The Cardiff Rare Books Collection
Human and Medical Genetics Historical Library
Other Collections of National Significance
Acquisitions and Development
Diversifying the Funding Base
Acquisitions Duties
A Steady Stream of Donations
Digitization
Teaching and Research Priorities
Outreach and Publicity
An Active Website
Public Relations and Social Media
Exhibits
A Robust Exhibition Schedule
Upcoming Exhibits
Preservation
Archive Accreditation
Security
Not an Issue

ARCHIVES & SPECIAL COLLECTIONS, AMHERST COLLEGE
General Description
Introduction and Strengths
Beyond Frost and Dickinson
Acquisitions and Development
A Renewed Mission Statement
Donations and Gifts
The Kim-Wait/Eisenberg Native American Literature Collection
Endowments and Acquisition Funds
Digitization
Full-Speed Ahead
In-House Digitization
Outreach and Publicity
The Consecrated Eminence
Other Outreach Efforts
Exhibits
Student Curators
Exhibit Space and Schedule
Security and Theft
Not a Concern
The Consortium
Five Colleges and Special Collections

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