This is the last week of my internship, and I am continuing to search for good items for the Lilly’s teaching collection. I presented a select number of my favorite, the strangest, and the most interesting books that I had found to the Head of Public Services and the Outreach and Education Librarian. Both of […]
Now that my survey of the stacks incunabula has wrapped up, I’m shifting my focus to other early printed items that would be of interest for classes. This has consisted mostly of atlases and maps, bibliographic examples, etc. I’ve also been pulling modern literature, such as Hogarth Press books and Ian Fleming books.
This week I finished looking at the stacks incunabula in the collection, and began to shift my efforts to finding some interesting items in other areas of stuff. This week I focused on finding atlases and maps. Many of the prettiest and largest atlases are vault items, so I found smaller, later, or uncolored versions […]
I took off of my paid positions at the Lilly this week in order to devote the entire week to internship hours. During the course of this week I looked at more than 250 book printed before 1500, and probably another 100 printed between 1500 and 1550. Here is a video I’ve put together of […]
This week I have created a spreadsheet to track all of the books that I’m looking at in the stacks. I’ve transferred most of the data from the online catalogue into the spreadsheet. Of about 700 incunabula listed in the online catalogue, a lower number than expected are in the stacks, about 400. This is […]
This week is a pretty short week, because of the holiday. I did observe a class however, helping me to understand how the Lilly uses their teaching collections. I also met with my advisor and the Outreach and Education Librarian to discuss what specific kinds of things are needed for the teaching collection. Many of […]
I’m back from the RBMS conference this week, and now it’s time to buckle down on this curation project. Unfortunately, I’m being started on a new project. The exhibition is far enough along that Emily can complete it herself, so I’ve been asked to help curate the teaching collection that will be used while the […]