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Special collections in ARL libraries

Judith M. Panitch

Special collections in ARL libraries

results of the 1998 survey sponsored by the ARL Research Collections Committee

by Judith M. Panitch

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Published by Association of Research Libraries in Washington, D.C .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Association of Research Libraries -- Statistics,
  • Libraries -- Special collections -- United States,
  • Library statistics -- United States

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Judith M. Panitch.
    ContributionsAssociation of Research Libraries.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination123 p. :
    Number of Pages123
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17613638M
    ISBN 100918006473
    OCLC/WorldCa47260953

    Collections in ARL Libraries: Results of the Survey Sponsored by the ARL Research Collections Committee (ARL, ), 94 responding institutions anticipated filling on average professional positions in special collections in the five years following the.   A special collection is a group of items, such as rare books or documents, that are either irreplaceable or unusually rare and valuable. For this reason special collections are stored separately from the regular library collections in a secure location with environmental controls to preserve the items for posterity.

      The report uses a broad definition of "special collections," which encompasses distinctive material in all media and attendant library services. The group's main focus was on 19th- and 20th-century materials, including emerging digital materials and media, but most of the report applies equally to collecting materials from previous centuries. SCARaB (Special Collections, Archives, and Rare Books) in the News is a collection of links to newspaper articles, journal articles, and interviews relating to the department and/or staff members of Special Collections and Archives. Click a .

    Special Collections, UTA Library shared a post. This lithograph is based on a sketch by Swiss artist Conrad Caspar Rordorf who traveled to Texas in as part of a German society for natural sciences. The v iew is from the top of Sophienburg, a hill that is today the site of the Sophienbburg Museum &Archives in New Braunfels/5(13).   University of Arizona Libraries Special Collections is pleased to announce that graduate assistant Jeremy E. Thompson Jr. has been selected as an Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Kaleidoscope Program scholar. He is one of 18 master of library and information science (MLIS) students from historically underrepresented groups participating in the .


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Special collections in ARL libraries by Judith M. Panitch Download PDF EPUB FB2

The results of this survey provide a snapshot of these collections at the end of the twentieth century and identify areas for further investigation. –, Assessment, Publications, Reports, Special Collections and Archives, Text, Judith M.

Panitch. Archives, special collections, and libraries share professional responsibility for the unique items in our collections—including records of the institution, the full research materials of its faculty, and rare books and manuscripts.

ARL institutions encompass a variety of organizational models for archives and special collections, and many include museums. Special Collections in ARL Libraries: A Discussion Report from the ARL Working Group on Special Collections Share Tweet Email In this report the Working Group identifies key issues in the management and exposure of special collections material in the 21st century.

and toolkit in Augustthat addresses issues faced by ARL libraries in the digitization of special collections, particularly in the area of copyright and making collections openly accessible. In AprilCARL undertook a survey of special collections at CARL libraries; 27 libraries participated.

Special Collections & Archives in Academic & Research Libraries This OCLC Research survey explores the state of special collections and archives in academic and research libraries in the United States and Canada.

We seek to identify norms across the community and thereby help define needs for community action and research. The Association of Research Libraries is a membership organization of libraries and archives in major public and private universities, federal government agencies, and large public institutions in Canada and the US.

We advocate on research libraries’ behalf, convene our research and higher education partners, share intelligence on current. 12 rows  Special Collections houses an incredible collection of rare books and historic. The Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library holds more than 16 million objects including manuscripts, archival records, rare books, maps, broadsides, photographs, audio and video recordings and more.

Collections are particularly strong in American and British literature, the history of Virginia and the southeastern United States. Special Collections and Rare Books houses rare and unique materials that span over four thousand years.

It's a great place to do research, teach a class, or explore exhibitions. Get this from a library. Special collections in ARL libraries: results of the survey sponsored by the ARL Research Collections Committee. [Judith M Panitch; Association of Research Libraries.]. A section of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), a division of the American Library Association (ALA).

RBMS strives to represent and promote the interests of librarians who work with rare books, manuscripts, and other types of special collections. Wikiography of Special Collections in Children's Literature.

Special Collections. Special Collections at UTA Libraries was founded in as the Special Collections Division, the direct result of a gift by Mr.

and Mrs. Jenkins Garrett of Fort Worth, Texas. Learn more About Special Collections. SPEC Kits combine the survey results and documentation from ARL member institutions to guide libraries as they address the ever-changing challenges facing libraries.

These guides help libraries learn about current practice in research libraries, implement new practices and technologies, manage change, and improve performance. Spanish American Imprint Collection ( titles).

Books from various Latin American countries dating from the sixteenth to the nineteenth century. Special Format Collection (5, titles). Custodial collection of items which, because of their unusual format, are housed in the Rare Book and Special Collections Division.

Association of Research Libraries (ARL) also works to addresses issues faced by ARL libraries in the digitization of special collections, particularly in the area of copyright and making collections openly accessible.

Reports, toolkits and other resources are available on its website. The University of Texas at Arlington Library Special Collections was founded in as the Special Collections Division, the direct result of a gift by Mr.

and Mrs. Jenkins Garrett of Fort Worth, Texas. and Mrs. Garrett donated more t books, documents, graphics, maps, periodicals, manuscripts, newspapers, and pieces of sheet music. The Special Collections of the Smithsonian Libraries are among its most intriguing and unusual assets. They comprise books, journals and pamphlets as well as manuscripts, maps, prints, medals and other objects.

Survey of Special Collections in ARL Libraries As a result of being poorly informed about the status of special collections in ARL libraries, the RCC in recommended a wide-ranging survey of special collections to be used as the starting point for further reflection and decision-making.

Academic ARL institutions were chosen as the sample because these tend to be large libraries with active special collections. In addition, ARL libraries are often at the forefront of organizational change and development and are inherently complex organizations with a wide variety of staff duties, classification levels, and by: 8.

Special collections are library materials [that], in addition to supporting research, are often characterized by artifactual and monetary value, by uniqueness or rarity, and by a long-term preservation and access commitment on the part of the library.

In Lynne’s own words: “ARL libraries are routinely surveyed and studied, and assumed to be representative of the field, simply because there is an actual list of libraries to work with.” As a rare book librarian in a non-ARL library, she is working to remedy this, so that the literature is inclusive of rare books and special collections.Special Collections.

One of only two public libraries in the United States that are members of the Association of Research Libraries, the Boston Public Library holds extensive special collections in a wide variety of subjects and formats.

Architectural Plans & Drawings Major collections of original drawings and designs by significant architects. Special Collections in Non-ARL libraries: Our List So Far Posted on Septem by Lynne M. Thomas Earlier this year, I launched a crowd-sourced listing of libraries that work with rare books and special collections, but are not members of the Association for Research Libraries.