Notre collaboration avec les bibliothèques

Les bibliothèques reçoivent une liste de leurs livres les plus rares

Nous donnons à la bibliothèque une liste de leurs livres classée en ordre de rareté.

En utilisant le USTC nous examinons les collections

Nous comparons le catalogue de la bibliothèque avec la base de donnée USTC.

Nous collaborons avec des bibliothèques du monde entier

Nous collaborons avec les bibliothèques à identifier leurs livres les plus rares.

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Comment travaillons-nous avec les bibliothèques?

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Bibliothèques
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Ce que disent les bibliothèques

“I cannot tell you how thrilled we are about PWRB. It has inspired great enthusiasm about how to implement activities at Hopkins surrounding what it has revealed, and might help to continue to reveal at an important time.”

Earle Havens, Johns Hopkins University

I do want to thank you personally for including music in the USTC. Those partbooks are challenging to catalogue, but they add a key element to the larger picture, as you know. The USTC has changed my research life!

Kate van Orden, Harvard University

“Thank you so much for your mail! You did say, when we met, that an old collection like ours was bound to contain something interesting, but this is remarkable!”

Ernst Berkje, Oslo Cathedral School

“We knew that our 150,000 patrimonial items were a treasure of unique items, but we could not imagine such a considerable number.  Be assured of our greatest gratitude for your very important and very useful work for the library, the community of researchers and bibliographers.”

Bibliothèque Méjanes, Aix-en-Provence

“This extensive list is a remarkable resource … Our major exhibition in 2018 will focus on a selection of the most intriguing and unusual items highlighted by your list.”

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Desiderius Erasmus, Scarabevs, Leuven: Theodoricvs Martinvs, 1517.

Looking for Digitized Works by Erasmus and his Contemporaries? Go to Lovaniensia.be

By Dr An Smets| In 2017 KU Leuven Libraries and the Bibliothèques de UCLouvain launched Lovaniensia.be, with financial support in the context of the cultural cooperation agreement between the Flemish and the French community. With this platform, both institutions wanted to make available material from the old academic collection, or Collectio academica antiqua (Caa). This […]

Le sac de Lyon par les réformés calvinistes

Pamphleteering by Hand

By Panagiotis Georgakakis | The Bibliothèque de Rennes Métropole, one of our PWRB partners, is the home of a significant number of rare printed materials published during the sixteenth century. Yet, unexpectedly for this blog, today we will not be analysing a printed item in their collection. Rather, we will focus on a manuscript about […]

Jacopo de’ Barbari

The Lagoon City and the Book: Descriptions of Renaissance Venice

By Sandra Toffolo | The Fondazione Biblioteca San Bernardino in Trento, one of our Preserving the World’s Rarest Books library partners, is home to the books acquired over the centuries by the Franciscans in Trentino: around 25,000 books published prior to the nineteenth century, including over 300 incunabula and 3,600 books from the sixteenth century. Among […]

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USTC 2019 TEAM

USTC Hosts Twelfth Annual Book History Conference

By Arthur der Weduwen | Between Thursday 20 and Saturday 22 June, the USTC team hosted the twelfth annual St Andrews book history conference. Fifty-four scholars and students joined us for twenty-four papers on the subject of Crisis or Enlightenment? Developments in the Book Trade, 1650-1750. The conference attracted visitors from sixteen countries, from Colombia […]

Milestone study of Book Culture Now Published

Andrew Pettegree and Arthur der Weduwen, The Bookshop of the World. Making and Trading Books in the Dutch Golden Age is published by Yale University Press on 26 February 2019. The Bookshop of the World is now published. This ground-breaking new study is the result of work in over thirty libraries and archives, in ten […]

Stand at the York Book Fair

The USTC at the York Book Fair

By Jessica Dalton | In September, the Universal Short Title Catalogue (USTC) exhibited for the first time at the Provincial Book Fairs Association York Fair: the largest antiquarian book fair in the UK.  Over the course of two days, book dealers, collectors and librarians from all over the country visited the bustling event at the York Racecourse, where more […]

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