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Rare Book School

From: Melia Childress <fac-fbap>
Date: Wednesday, April 12, 2000
Rare Book School (RBS) is pleased to announce its Summer Sessions
2000, a collection of five-day, non-credit courses on topics
concerning rare books, manuscripts, the history of books and
printing, and special collections to be held at the University of
Virginia from 19 June - 30 June and 24 July - 11 August 2000.

The educational and professional prerequisites for RBS courses vary.
Some courses are primarily directed toward research librarians and
archivists. Others are intended for academics, persons working in
the antiquarian book trade, bookbinders and conservators,
professional and avocational students of the history of books and
printing, book collectors, and others with an interest in the
subjects being treated.

The tuition for each five-day course is $690. Air-conditioned
dormitory housing (about $35/night) will be offered on the historic
Central Grounds of the University, and nearby hotel accommodations
are readily available.

For an application form and electronic copies of the complete
brochure and the RBS Expanded Course Descriptions (ECDs), providing
additional details about the courses offered and other information
about RBS, visit <URL:> or write

    Rare Book School
    114 Alderman Library
    University of Virginia
    Charlottesville, VA 22903-2498
    Fax 804-924-8824
    oldbooks [at] virginia__edu

Subscribers to the Conservation DistList may find the following Rare
Book School courses to be of particular interest:

    34. Managing The Past.
    (Monday-Friday, July 24-28)

    This course is intended for librarians and others for whom the
    custody and deployment of books printed or written before 1850
    is part of the days work. How to make the most of what you've
    got, what to buy, how to buy, whether to sell (and if so, how
    and when) is on the agenda; but the core of the course is the
    analysis of copy specific data: what makes this copy in (or about
    to be in) my library different from and more important than
    anyone else's? Instructor: Nicolas Barker.

    Nicolas Barker is editor of The Book Collector. He has written
    many books, among them Stanley Morison (1972), Bibliotheca
    Lindesiana (1977), and Aldus Manutius and the Development of
    Greek Script and Type in the 15th Century (2nd edn 1992). He is
    the editor of recent editions of John Carters classic ABC for
    Book Collectors.

    54. Visual Materials Cataloging.
    (Monday-Friday, August 7-11)

    Aimed at librarians and archivists who catalog published and
    unpublished visual materials. The emphasis will be on C19 and
    C20 prints and photographs being handled either as single items
    or as collections. Topics include: descriptive and subject
    cataloging; form and genre access; special problems in physical
    description; comparison of Graphic Materials, AACR2 (Chapter 8),
    and APPM guidelines; the relationship between physical
    processing and cataloging; establishing institutional
    priorities. Instructor: Helena Zinkham.

    Helena Zinkham worked as a reference and technical services
    librarian at both the Maryland and New York Historical societies
    before joining the Prints and Photographs Division of the
    Library of Congress, where she is head of the Technical Services

Book Arts Press
114 Alderman Library
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA  22903
Fax: 804-924-8824

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Received on Wednesday, 12 April, 2000

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