Lilly Library Curation Internship- Week 8

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 still a pretty big project, but well smaller than the 600 that I expected. The week was spent doing a lot of the data entry, and beginning to look at each of the books. The goal is to find things about the books that can be used in teaching: bibliographic examples, oddities, marks of readership, woodcuts, interesting typography, and interesting bindings.

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