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Istituto Centrale per la Patologia del Libro

From: Assunta di Febo <assunta.difebo>
Date: Wednesday, May 16, 2007
Official opening of the
Istituto Centrale per la patologia del Libro's New Library

Istituto Centrale per la Patologia del Libro
Via Milano 76 - 00184 Roma
+39 06 48291 235 304
Fax: +39 06 4814968
assunta.difebo [at] beniculturali__it

On Friday, May 18 2007, as part of the annual Week of Culture, the
Right Honourable Francesco Rutelli, Minister of Cultural Heritage
and Activities, will inaugurate the new library at the Istituto
Centrale per la Patologia del Libro in Rome.

The Library has recently benefited from a thorough remodelling and
the updating of its operating mechanisms, aimed at the realisation
of a Specialised Documentation Centre, which is not only intended
for use by the Institute's technical/scientific personnel, but also
by people who are carrying out research for training purposes in the
field of book studies.

Over the years, from its contextual constitution to the foundation
of the Institute, the library has acquired an ever more distinct
form and has enriched its collections above all in the area of
bibliology, the archaeology of the book, the history of books and
libraries, and the scientific disciplines applied to the
conservation and restoration of cultural heritage, with particular
focus on library materials.

Currently the Library's collection is composed of more than 15,000
volumes and 400 periodical publications, 170 of which are
contemporary. A number of the important collections acquired by the
Institute in its early years, such as the Amori Collection, the
Fortini Collection and the Del Pelo Pardi Collection, which are of
great importance to the history of the book, are presently being
reorganised with a view to making them available for study in
digital form.

                  Conservation DistList Instance 21:5
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Received on Wednesday, 16 May, 2007

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