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Promoting Europe's cultural heritage in print and manuscript

CERL seeks to share resources and expertise between research libraries with a view to improving access to, as well as exploitation and preservation of the European printed heritage in the hand-press period (up to c. 1830). The organisation was formed in 1992 on the initiative of research libraries in many European countries and legally came into being in June 1994. For a good overview of CERL services and activities see, Ingeborg Versprille, Marian Lefferts and Cristina Dondi, 'The Consortium of European Research Libraries (CERL): twenty years of promoting Europe's cultural heritage in print and manuscript', in 027.7 Zeitschrift für Bibliothekskultur, 2,1 (2014): Konsortien & Konsorten, pp. 30-40. Online journal of the University of Basel, Switzerland, ISSN 2296-0597. Read more...
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CERL Networks

CERL Security Network The CERL Security Network coordinates information about on-going security issues of relevance for collections.
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Manuscripts Expert Group The Manuscripts Expert Group acts as a forum for curatorial concerns, and to enhance understanding and practical cooperation among curators across Europe.
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CERL Bookbindings Working Group The CERL Bookbindings Working Group aims to foster collaboration between book binding projects, and encourage the use of standards across these project.
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Seminars and Workshops

CERL Seminars and Workgroups
CERL organises frequent seminars and workshops which address topical issues relating to the care of our heritage collections. The presentations held at the CERL Seminar on Library History: Why, What, How?
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European Projects

Provenance CERL is involved in several funded projects.
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Other News

EDPOP Workshop (15cBOOKTRADE)/CERL
The EDPOP VRE and Digital Humanities workshop will be held at Lincoln College, Oxford on Friday 25 November 2016 with a pre-workshop meeting on Thursday 24 November. The programme is available here.

CERL Papers XII - La Stampa Romana nella città dei papi e in Europa
This volume of papers is now available. The volume includes all papers presented on 11 November 2011 at the annual CERL Seminar hosted by the Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, as well as a number of supplementary contributions, and can be ordered here.

CERL Papers XIII - Signa Vides - Researching and recording printers' devices
The latest volume of CERL papers is now available. The papers were presented at the CERL Workshop hosted by the National Library of Austria, Vienna on 17-18 March 2015, and can be downloaded here.

Library History. Why, What, How?
The CERL 2015 seminar focused on the study of the history of libraries and library collections, to gain information to support a library’s collection and conservation policies, to better understand its particular features and to strengthen its attraction for a broad public, but also as a form of cultural history: libraries have always been at the heart of intellectual life, and have functioned as nodes within the Republic of Letters. All papers have now been published in Quaerendo 46:2-3 (2016)

Manutius Network 2015-2016
The Manutius Network is dedicated to the events for the commemoration (conferences, seminars, exhibitions) of the fifth centenary of Aldus’s death. Please contact the CERL Secretariat to have your events posted here.

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