Subject: Course on 'hidden libraries'
"'Hidden Libraries': Making Historical Libraries Accessible" The Utrecht Network is organising a Summer School at the University of Graz, Austria, between 30 June and 11 July 2014. The main aim of the course is create awareness on making historic 'hidden' libraries more accessible to the public and to scholars. The idea is to understand the meaning of the so-called macro 'hidden library', which includes unknown collections in remote locations that have not been catalogued or published, and the so-called micro 'hidden library' which refers to individual known books that have not been studied before. The course is intended to bring together various related disciplines to understand better the meaning of library collections and how to preserve them. Topics covered include codicology, book conservation, conservation theory, the history of the book, cataloguing and metadata, digitization and watermark imaging. The programme also includes various site visits among which is a trip to a Benedictine monastery to gain hands-on experience in a 'hidden library'. The Summer School is open to graduate and post-graduate students in book conservation, library and archive science, book history, art history, philology and other related disciplines who are enrolled in courses within the Utrecht Network of universities. The course is run in English and is delivered by an international team of academics who work in the book profession. More information about the course as well how to apply may be found on: <URL:http://www.hiddenlibraries.at> Information about the Utrecht Network may be found on: <URL:http://www.utrecht-network.org/en/site/summerschools> The deadline for submissions of applications is 15 May 2014. Dr Theresa Zammit Lupi PhD ACR Book and Paper Conservator Rabat, Malta +356 2145 5368 Mobile (Malta): +356 7925 6302 Mobile (UK): +44 790 553 2013 *** Conservation DistList Instance 27:39 Distributed: Sunday, April 13, 2014 Message Id: cdl-27-39-014 ***Received on Monday, 7 April, 2014