Rare books in the Vatican Library : reshaping the catalogue
- This contribution will focus on the aims of the Rare Books' Section of the Vatican Library. Taking as a start the analytical cataloging of incunabula, the Section will deal with similar cataloging of the books printed in the 16th century and later. Analytical cataloging requires deep skill in reading and interpreting the features which bear witness to the book's journey through history: handwritten notes, coats of arms, owners' identification, printers' marks, bindings, etc. In recent years, the Section also takes part in the rare books' digitization project known as "Project Polonsky". Thanks to digitization, scholars from all over the world will be able to see the rare incunabula preserved in the Vatican Library. [Publisher's Text].
Is part ofJLIS : Italian Journal of Library, Archives and Information Science = Rivista italiana di biblioteconomia, archivistica e scienza dell'informazione : 5, 2, 2014
- Rare Book's Section, Vatican Library, catalogue
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- RDA's Pros And Cons : One Point Of View From Brazil
- New displaying models of bibliographic data and resources : cataloguing/resource description and search results
- Transforming and enhancing metadata for enduser discovery : a case study
- Cui prodest libraries authority work?
- Using a Google Search Appliance (GSA) to search digital library collections : a case study of the INIS Collection Search
- The usability issues of faceted navigation in digital libraries
- An atlas of classification : signage between open shelves, the Web and the catalogue
- Rare books in the Vatican Library : reshaping the catalogue
- Enlightening music : the catalogue and digitisation project of Verdi's archive at the Archivio Storico Ricordi in Milan
- BeWeB : the cross portal of cultural ecclesiastical heritage