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News 2009

Lectures

Designer Bookbinders - Lectures 2009- 2010
The programme of lectures is available to download from the following links:

Word document
PDF document

Further details from Julia Dummett and Rachel Ward-Sale: 01273 486718 Website: www.designerbookbinders.org.uk.
E-mail: lectures@designerbookbinders.org.uk

Call for Nominations

Three new members will be elected to serve a 4-year term on the Council of the Bibliographical Society at the Annual General Meeting in October 2009; candidates will be considered at the meeting of Council on 9 September.  Please submit nominations to the Hon. Secretary, preferably by 20 August: (secretary@bibsoc.org.uk). 

News The Bibliographical Society would like to congratulate Robin Myers who has been awarded an MBE in the 2009 Queen's Birthday Honours List: "Miss Robin Myers, Archivist Emeritus of the Worshipful company of Stationers and Newspapers Makers. For services to bibliography and book history."
Visit 2009

Summer Visit for 2009 to Thomas Plume's Library, Market Hill, Maldon, Essex , on Thursday 2 July, beginning at 2.15pm. Mrs Erica Wylie, librarian, will introduce the library, its history, collections, and present activities. There will be an exhibition drawn from the collections, which Mrs Wylie has kindly offered to tailor, where possible, to the interests of members on the visit. Tea will be available at a local teashop in Maldon following the visit.

The visit is open to all members of the Society, without charge, but numbers are limited and those intending to come must notify the Hon. Secretary by post or e-mail not later than 25 June. Guests may be permitted if numbers allow, but preference will be given to members; places will be allocated as replies are received and confirmation will be sent. There may be a small charge for tea.

Please download the Summer Visit form [word document, 33kb] to attend and for further information.

Conference

Walter Wilson Greg
9 July 1875-4 March 1959

A Celebration to Mark the Fiftieth Anniversary of his Death
Held at Trinity College, Cambridge 14 March 2009

Further details about the conference progranmme are available from the IES website or can be downloaded from the following conference document [word document, 32kb].

Conference

Annual One Day Conference of the Library and Information History Group
Chartered Institute of Information Professionals, 7 Ridgmount Street, London. WC1E 7AE
Friday, 27 th March 2009

The day’s event will include a plenary session chaired by Dr Toni Weller and Professor Alistair Black on the future directions of Library and Information History. Featured speakers include:
Karen Attar ‘The library of Augustus de Morgan’
John Bowman ‘Schools' of librarianship in 1900’
Neil Barton ‘The birth of telegraphic news in the UK’
and Martine Poulain ‘Bombing and destruction of French libraries during
World War Two’

Registration Fee
LIHG Members £40
Nonmembers
£50. This fee includes one year’s subscription to the Library and
Information History Group
Registration fee includes morning and afternoon refreshments, lunch, and an evening drinks reception sponsored by Maney Publishing.

Booking forms are available by contacting Shauna Barrett, LIHG Social Secretary, at
shauna.barrett@ouls.ox.ac.uk or by post at 13 Howard Street, Oxford, OX4 3A
. For further information about the LIHG, forthcoming events, and the projects with which it is involved, please visit the Group website:
http://www.cilip.org.uk/specialinterestgroups/bysubject/history

Details are available from the LEAFLET/POSTER (PDF, 82kb)

Gold Medal award The Society awards a Gold Medal for distinguished services to bibliography to individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the development of the subject and the furtherance of the Society's aims. A Gold Medal sub-committee will be convened in May 2009 to consider nominations and make recommendations to Council for the next award of a Medal. All members of the Society are invited to submit nominations, which should be accompanied by a brief but detailed supporting text no longer than one side of A4, outlining the achievements of the person being nominated and a bibliography of his or her principal publications. No more than three names may be submitted by any one member. Nominations and supporting text should be sent to arrive no later than 30 April 2009 to: Margaret L. Ford, Hon. Secretary, The Bibliographical Society, c/o Institute of English Studies , Room 304, Senate House, Malet Street , London WC1E 7HU or secretary@bibsoc.org.uk .
Call for papers: closing date 16 February 2009

"The Limits of the Book", a conference at The University of Queensland , Brisbane , Australia , 20-22 July 2009 will focus on:

Paratext and Para-book
Books Post-production - Libraries, Reading , Bookselling
Phantom Books, Lost Books and Piracies
Limits and Limitlessness in the Digital Book

Physical forms ranging from the scroll to a box of randomly ordered sheets, to a dossier of facsimile documents, to an electronic tablet challenge and extend the category of object we call "book." No technological innovation has more sharply raised the issue of the potential and the limits of the book than the development of digital textuality. Few books today are untouched by digital processes. It remains to be seen whether this digitization will be the destroyer of the book or the infinite extender of its limits.

The Bibliographical Society of Australia and New Zealand invites offers of 20-30 minute papers considering interesting examples of the limits of the book and the issues that stem from them. Please email 300-word proposals and a 50-word bio to Dr Chris Tiffin, School of EMSAH , The University of Queensland, Brisbane 4072, Australia c.tiffin@uq.edu.au by Monday 16 February 2009. .
Grants Results of the Society's fifteenth competition for research grants have been announced. Details may be found here .
Lectures

Designer Bookbinders - Lectures 2008- 2009
The programme of lectures is available to download from the following links:

Word document
PDF document

Further details from Julia Dummett and Rachel Ward-Sale: 01273 486718 Website: www.designerbookbinders.org.uk.
E-mail: lectures@designerbookbinders.org.uk

 

The Society is now engaging in electronic publication of certain key resources. John Dee's Library Catalogue : additions and corrections by Julian Roberts and Andrew G. Watson is now available through the website. The London Book Trades: A Bibliographical Resource by Michael L. Turner, with over 30,000 entries from the 7 January, 2009 e-repository (hosted by the Institute of English Studies ).

Electronic publications

The Society is now engaging in electronic publication of certain key resources. John Dee's Library Catalogue : additions and corrections by Julian Roberts and Andrew G. Watson is now available through the website. The London Book Trades: A Bibliographical Resource by Michael L. Turner, with over 30,000 entries from the 7 January, 2009 e-repository (hosted by the Institute of English Studies ).

The Library

Electronic content of the The Library is available online to members.

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