L-10. Special Collections Librarianship - Advance Reading List
Please read the following before coming to class:
Association of College and Research Libraries. “ACRL Code of Ethics for Special Collections Librarians.” Chicago: ACRL, 2003. http://rbms.info/standards/code_of_ethics/.
Association of College and Research Libraries. “ACRL Guidelines: Competencies for Special Collections Professionals.” Chicago: ACRL, 2008. http://www.ala.org/acrl/standards/comp4specollect.
Association of College and Research Libraries. “ACRL/RBMS Guidelines for Interlibrary and Exhibition Loan of Special Collections Materials.” Chicago: ACRL, 2012. http://www.ala.org/acrl/standards/specialcollections.
Association of College and Research Libraries. “ACRL/RBMS Guidelines Regarding Security and Theft in Special Collections.” Chicago: ACRL, 2009. http://www.ala.org/acrl/standards/security_theft.
Association of College and Research Libraries and Society of American Archivists. “ACRL/SAA Joint Statement on Access to Research Materials in Archives and Special Collections Libraries.” Chicago: ACRL and SAA, 2009. http://www.ala.org/acrl/standards/jointstatement.
Association of Research Libraries. Celebrating Research: Rare and Special Collections from the Membership of the Association of Research Libraries. Washington: ARL, 2007. In particular, please read the library overviews and collection profiles.
Association of Research Libraries. “Special Collections in ARL Libraries: A Discussion Report from the ARL Working Group for Special Collections.” Washington: ARL, 2009. http://www.arl.org/storage/documents/publications/scwg-report-mar09.pdf.
Society of American Archivists. “SAA Core Values Statement and Code of Ethics.” Chicago: SAA, 2011. http://www2.archivists.org/statements/saa-core-values-statement-and-code-of-ethics.
N.B. The following pieces are grouped according to each day’s topic of discussion. Please glance over as many of them as time allows before coming to New York.
Association of Research Libraries. “The Unique Role of Special Collections: Statement of Principles.” Washington: ARL, 2003. http://www.arl.org/storage/documents/publications/special-collections-statement-of-principles-2003.pdf.
Belanger, Terry. “Rare Books and Special Collections in American Libraries: Seeing the Sites.” Rare Books & Manuscripts Librarianship 1:1 (1986): 11–24. http://rbm.acrl.org/content/rbml/1/1/11.full.pdf+html.
Dimunation, Mark. “Red Wine and White Carpets: What We Didn’t Learn in Library School, or When the Dog and Pony Goes Bad.” RBM: A Journal of Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Cultural Heritage 7:1 (2006): 73–84. http://rbm.acrl.org/content/7/1/73.full.pdf+html.
Joyce, William L. “The Evolution of the Concept of Special Collections in American Research Libraries.” Rare Books & Manuscripts Librarianship 3:1 (1988): 19–29. http://rbm.acrl.org/content/rbml/3/1/19.full.pdf+html.
Schreyer, Alice D. “What’s So Special about Special Collections Librarians?” RBM: A Journal of Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Cultural Heritage 7:1 (2006): 49–54. http://rbm.acrl.org/content/7/1/49.full.pdf+html.
Association of College and Research Libraries. “Guidelines on the Selection and Transfer of Materials from General Collections to Special Collections.” Chicago: ACRL, 2008. http://www.ala.org/acrl/standards/selctransfer.
Beasley, Gerald. “Curatorial Crossover: Building Library, Archives, and Museum Collections.” RBM: A Journal of Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Cultural Heritage 8:1 (2007): 20–28. http://rbm.acrl.org/content/8/1/20.full.pdf+html.
Oram, Richard W. “Current Professional Thinking on the Deaccessioning of Rare Books in Academic Libraries.” Rare Books & Manuscripts Librarianship 12:1 (1997): 9–18. http://rbm.acrl.org/content/rbml/12/1/9.full.pdf+html.
Smyth, Elaine B. “A Practical Approach to Writing a Collection Development Policy.” Rare Books & Manuscripts Librarianship 14:1 (1999): 27–31. http://rbm.acrl.org/content/rbml/14/1/27.full.pdf.
Society of American Archivists. “So You Want to Be an Archivist: An Overview of the Archives Profession.” Chicago: SAA. http://www2.archivists.org/profession.
Society of American Archivists. “What Are Archives and How Do They Differ from Libraries?” Chicago: SAA. http://www2.archivists.org/usingarchives/whatarearchives.
Whiteman, Bruce. “Cooperative Collection Building: A Response to Gerald Beasley.” RBM: A Journal of Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Cultural Heritage 8:1 (2007): 29–34. http://rbm.acrl.org/content/8/1/29.full.pdf+html.
Bucknell University, Bertrand Library. “Bertrand Library Disaster Plan.” Lewisburg, PA: Bucknell University, 2005. http://www.facstaff.bucknell.edu/vanfleet/DPLAN.html.
Erway, Ricky. “Rapid Capture: Faster Throughput in Digitization of Special Collections.” Dublin, OH: OCLC Programs and Research, 2011. http://www.oclc.org/content/dam/research/publications/library/2011/2011-04.pdf.
Library of Congress. “Risk Management.” Washington: Library of Congress. http://www.loc.gov/preservation/emergprep/insurancemain.html.
Northeast Document Conservation Center. “NEDCC Preservation Leaflets.” Andover, MA: NEDCC. https://www.nedcc.org/free-resources/preservation-leaflets/overview. In particular, please look at leaflets 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.4, 2.5, 3.1, 3.3, 4.1, 4.5, 5.2, 5.3, 6.5, 6.6, and 7.6. (Ideally, you should read as many additional leaflets as time allows; all are relatively brief).
Odgen, Sherelyn. “Security from Loss: Water and Fire Damage, Biological Agents, Theft and Vandalism.” Rare Books & Manuscripts Librarianship 11:1 (1996): 43–47. http://rbm.acrl.org/content/rbml/11/1/43.full.pdf+html.
Sheehan, Jennifer K. “Making the Most of What We Have: A Framework for Preservation Management in Rare Book Collections.” RBM: A Journal of Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Cultural Heritage 10:2 (2009): 111–121. http://rbm.acrl.org/content/10/2/111.full.pdf+html.
Steele, Victoria and Stephen D. Elder. Becoming a Fundraiser: The Principles and Practice of Library Development. 2nd edition. Chicago: ALA, 2000. Read Chapter 2, “Basic Concepts: The Art and Science of Fundraising” (pp. 21–37).
University of Delaware Library. “Disaster Response Plan.” Newark, DE: University of Delaware, 2009. http://www2.lib.udel.edu/Preservation/disaster_plan/disasterplan.htm.
Bahde, Anne. “Taking the Show on the Road: Special Collections Instruction in the Campus Classroom.” RBM: A Journal of Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Cultural Heritage 12:2 (2011): 75–88. http://rbm.acrl.org/content/12/2/75.full.pdf+html.
Dekydtspotter, Lori Lynn and Cherry Williams Dunham. “Alchemy and Innovation: Cultivating an Appreciation for Primary Sources in Younger Students.” RBM: A Journal of Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Cultural Heritage 14:2 (2013): 67–81. http://rbm.acrl.org/content/14/2/67.full.pdf+html.
Dooley, Jackie. “Ten Commandments for Special Collections Librarians in the Digital Age.” RBM: A Journal of Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Cultural Heritage 10:1 (2009): 51–60. http://rbm.acrl.org/content/10/1/51.full.pdf+html.
Priddle, Charlotte. “Bridging the Internal Gap: Special Collections and ‘In-Reach’.” RBM: A Journal of Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Cultural Heritage 16:1 (2015): 35–47.
Schaffner, Jennifer, Francine Snyder, and Shannon Supple. “Scan and Deliver: Managing User-initiated Digitization in Special Collections and Archives.” Dublin, OH: OCLC, 2011. http://www.oclc.org/content/dam/research/publications/library/2011/2011-05.pdf.
Smith, Steven Escar. “From ‘Treasure Room’ to ‘School Room': Special Collections and Education.” RBM: A Journal of Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Cultural Heritage 7:1 (2006): 31–39. http://rbm.acrl.org/content/7/1/31.full.pdf+html.
Stam, Deirdre C. “Bridge That Gap! Education and Special Collections.” RBM: A Journal of Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Cultural Heritage 7:1 (2006): 16–30. http://rbm.acrl.org/content/7/1/16.full.pdf+html.
Traister, Daniel. “Public Services and Outreach in Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Libraries.” Library Trends 52:1 (2003): 87–108. http://repository.upenn.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1024&context=library_papers.
Also, for Thursday’s class session, please investigate several digital humanities projects. Suggested projects include:
Carolina Digital Humanities Initiative. “Digital Humanities Projects.” Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina. http://digitalhumanities.unc.edu/resources/projects/.
Hirtle, Peter B. “Copyright Term and the Public Domain in the United States.” Ithaca, NY: Cornell Copyright Information Center. http://copyright.cornell.edu/resources/publicdomain.cfm.
Miller, Lisa, Steven K. Galbraith, et al. “‘Capture and Release': Digital Cameras in the Reading Room.” Dublin, OH: OCLC, 2011. http://www.oclc.org/content/dam/research/publications/library/2010/2010-05.pdf.
Smith, Kevin L. “Copyright Risk Management: Principles and Strategies for Large-Scale Digitization Projects in Special Collections.” Research Libraries Issues 279 (June 2012): 17–23. http://publications.arl.org/rli279/17.
Society of American Archivists. “Typical Usage Guidelines in Archival Repositories.” Chicago: SAA. http://www2.archivists.org/usingarchives/typicalusageguidelines.
University of Chicago Special Collections Research Center. “Using the Special Collections Reading Room.” Chicago: University of Chicago Library. http://www.lib.uchicago.edu/e/scrc/using/guidelines.html.
University of Texas at Austin. Harry Ransom Center. “Reading and Viewing Room (RVR) Regulations.” Austin: HRC. http://www.hrc.utexas.edu/research/forms/pdf/HRC_RVR_Regulations.pdf.