Author: IFLA Rare Books & Special Collections Section

The Société bibliographique de France: A new organisation for promoting the history of the book in the French world

Over the past few decades book history has been something of an outsider in the French intellectual world. Whilst in Anglophone countries the discipline thrived, in France the subject was increasingly marginalised. Elsewhere in academia, numerous student programs, research centres and well-funded projects have been founded and developed into being…

Report from the CILIP Rare Books and Special Collections Group annual conference, 2017

The Rare Books and Special Collections Group Conference 2017, hosted at the picturesque University of Sussex, had ‘Collections at Risk’ as its theme. Over the course of the three-day conference we heard talks from people working in a variety of roles who approach rare books and special collections from very…