L-100a. Digital Approaches to Bibliography & Book History (22 hours) - Advance Reading List
We expect that this class will include students with a range of backgrounds and expertise. This reading list is meant to provide at least the beginnings of a common set of concepts and vocabulary for the class.
Bibliography and Library Cataloging
Amory, Hugh. “Pseudodoxia Bibliographica, or When is a Book Not a Book? When It’s a Record.” The Scholar & the Database: Papers Presented on 4 November 1999 at the CERL Conference Hosted by the Royal Library, Brussels. Ed. Lotta Hellinga, 2 (2001): 1–14. Available online at http://documents.cerl.org/publications/cerl_papers_ii.pdf
Ascher, J. P. “Progressing Toward Bibliography; or: Organic Growth in the Bibliographic Record.” RBM: A Journal of Rare Books, Manuscripts and Cultural Heritage 10, no. 2 (2009): 95–110.
International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions. Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records. Final Report (2009). Of particular interest are chapters 3, 4, and 5.
Library of Congress. Bibliographic Framework as a Web of Data: Linked Data Model and Supporting Services(2012). BIBFRAME is positioned as a replacement for MARC.
Library of Congress. MARC Standards. For a high-level overview of MARC, see http://www.loc.gov/marc/96principl.html. Students who are unfamiliar with MARC will also find it illuminating to look into the details of at least a selection of MARC bibliographic fields (e.g., 100, 245, and 260): http://www.loc.gov/marc/bibliographic/
Weiss, Adrian. “Font Analysis as a Bibliographical Method: the Elizabethan Play-Quarto Printers and Compositors.” Studies in Bibliography 43 (1990): 95–164.
Easton, Jr., Robert L. and William Noel. “Infinite Possibilities: Ten Years of Study of the Archimedes Palimpsest.” Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society, 154, no. 1 (2010): 50–76.
Martin, Shawn. “EEBO, Microfilm, and Umberto Eco: Historical Lessons and Future Directions for Building Electronic Collections.” Microform and Imaging Review 36, no. 4 (2007): 159–64. Available online at: http://repository.upenn.edu/library_papers/66/
Stahmer, Carl. “Digital Analytical Bibliography: Ballad Sheet Forensics, Preservation, and the Digital Archive.” Huntington Library Quarterly 79, no. 2 (2016): 263–78.