The Broken Book

From a Book of Hours to a Book of Bits.  This blog post by medievalist Elaine Treharne chronicles the shocking destruction of a Book of Hours.  Sold at auction in 2010, this unique volume has since been split up and sold in pieces, a practice known as book-breaking or biblioclasm.  A practice that goes on … Continue reading The Broken Book

To Have and To Hold: Historic Libraries Forum Annual Conference 2013

Managers of special collections face difficult decisions: what to collect, what not to collect, how to accept new material etc, how to identify and deal with irrelevant material ...  This year's Historic Libraries Forum conference in London on 19 November will share best practice in collection management.   I'm speaking, along with Katie Flanagan from Brunel … Continue reading To Have and To Hold: Historic Libraries Forum Annual Conference 2013