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Course on 'hidden libraries'

From: Theresa Zammit Lupi <tzammitlupi<-a>
Date: Monday, April 7, 2014
"'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


Information about the Utrecht Network may be found on:


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

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