International Organizations and Projects related to Rare Books and Manuscripts

 

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ALA-RBMS
American Library Association - Rare Books and Manuscripts Section

  • Conferences
  • Publications
  • Standards
  • Resources

APHA
American Printing History Association

  • Conferences
  • Lectures

BIBLIOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY

  • Meetings
  • Publications
  • Grants

BOOK ARTS WEB

  • Gallery
  • Listserv
  • Links

BSA
Bibliographical Society of America

  • Gallery
  • Listserv
  • Links

CERL
Consortium of European Research Libraries

  • Hand Press Book-file
  • Thesaurus of persons and place names

CHILDE
Children's Historical Literature Disseminated throughout Europe

  • Access to images from collections of early children's books in Europe

CoOL
Conservation online

  • Resources for conservation professionals

ECPA
European Commission on Preservation and Access

  • Information
  • Training
  • Conferences
  • Projects

ESTC
English Short Title Catalogue

  • Descriptions and holdings information for letterpress materials printed in Great Britain or any of its dependencies in any language—as well as for materials printed in English anywhere else in the world

GW
Gesamtkatalog der Wiegendrucke

  • International bibliography of incunabula

ILAB / LILA
International League of Antiquarian Booksellers / Ligue Internationale de la Librairie Ancienne

  • Organisation of national associations of antiquarian booksellers around the world

INKA
Inkunabelkatalog deutscher Bibliotheken

  • Metacatalogue of incunables in German libraries

ISTC
Incunabula Short-Title Catalogue

  • Descriptions and locations of incunabula around the world

KALLIOPE
Union catalogue of personal papers and autographs in Germany

KVK
Karlsruher Virtueller Katalog

  • Worldwide metacatalogue

LEAF
Linking and Exploring Authority Files

  • Pan-European "Central Name Authority File"

LIBER
Ligue des Bibliothèques Européennes de Recherche

  • Ensure the preservation of the European cultural heritage
  • Improve access to collections in European research libraries
  • Provide more efficient information services in Europe

LIBWEB
Library servers via www

  • Keyword search for location, library type and name

MALVINE
Manuscripts and Letters via Integrated Networks in Europe

  • Simultaneous distributed search over selected European manuscript catalogues
  • Enhancement of data exchange between heterogeneous systems

MANUSCRIPTA MEDIAEVALIA
Medieval manuscripts in German libraries

  • Catalogue
  • Digitized manuscripts
  • Iconography

MEDIUM
Microfilms of mediaeval manuscripts at the Institut de Recherche et d'Histoire des Textes, Paris

NOVUM REGESTRUM

  • Collective catalogue from the 15th to 19th centuries held in Latin-American, Spanish and Portuguese libraries

RARE BOOKS ON THE WEB

  • Links

RAREBOOKS.INFO

  • Online bibliographies on rare books
  • Events

REPOSITORIES OF PRIMARY SOURCES

  • listing of over 5500 websites describing holdings of manuscripts, archives, rare books, historical photographs etc

RESOURCES FOR THE HISTORY OF BOOKS AND PRINTING

  • Numerous links

SDD
Sammlung deutscher Drucke

  • Distributed German National Library of printed books

SEPIA
Safeguarding European Photographic Images for Access

  • Information
  • Training

SHARP
Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing

  • Global scholarly network
  • Listserv
  • Publications
  • Links to many historical book collections, projects and online resources

SIGLE
System of Information for Grey Literature in Europe

  • bibliographic database covering European non-conventional (so called grey) literature

STCN
Short-Title Catalogue, Netherlands

  • bibliography of all publications printed in the Netherlands before 1801

TIDEN
Nordic Digital Newspaper Library

  • Digitisation and Access to Scandinavian Newspapers 1640-1860

VD16
Bibliography of books printed in the 16th century in German-speaking countries

VD17
Bibliography of books printed in the 17th century in German-speaking countries

Rare Books and Special Collections

Last update: 26 February 2014