Special, Safe and Secure

An impressive new work published by the Association of College & Research Libraries offers comprehensive coverage of all aspects of security for special collections: Guide to security considerations and practices for rare book, manuscript and special collection libraries, compiled and edited by Everett Wilkie (ACRL, 2011).  The book offers definitive expert guidance on this vital … Continue reading Special, Safe and Secure


The Missing Materials Experiment

The Missing materials.org experiment in working together on stolen material, which I cited in the Handbook, has now finished.  It didn't achieve huge takeup, but helped publicise the issue of theft, encourage more openness and assisted OCLC Research in developing light touch resources and experimental software.  Find out more in this article: Turning out the … Continue reading The Missing Materials Experiment