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London July 2007

Wellcome Library, London, United Kingdom

CERL Seminar for Rare Books Libraries in the London area

Wellcome Library, Euston Road, London
Monday 9 July

The aim of the Seminar was to raise interest for and use of the Hand Press Book Database (HPB) and CERL’s other services in rare books libraries in the London region, and to invite participation in CERL's activities.
A PowerPoint file (3MB) for the presentation is available for downloading.

Programme

2.00
Welcome
Outline of CERL’s work in the field of the European written and printed cultural heritage
2.20
CERL’s resources for rare-books librarians and scholars
  • the Hand Press Book Database (3 million books printed before c.1830), available only to staff, students, readers, etc. of members of the Consortium
  • the CERL Thesaurus (multi-lingual finding aid for places, printers, booksellers, authors, and owners from the hand-press period), freely available on the web
  • the CERL Portal (cross searching of manuscript catalogues and rare books catalogues), under development and freely available on the web
  • provenance studies: a new area of development for which the Consortium welcomes contributions.
  • publications
3.10
Participation in CERL’s work
  • Contribution of files to the databases
  • Creation of a London Group Membership to give access to all CERL resources to staff, students, clients of participating institutions
3.30
Tea (courtesy of the Wellcome Library)
The presentation was given by Dr David Shaw, Secretary of the Consortium of European Research Libraries
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