By Library Erasmus interns Tugce Tuerk and Nelly Ullmann. We, that’s Nelly and Tugce, are German students from the Media University of Stuttgart who are doing an internship for 6 months at the University of Glasgow Library. During our placement,… Read More ›
Archives and Special Collections
This category is used for posts created by archives and special collections staff from August 2016.
This month those of us in the Cataloguing Forum were invited for a guided tour around the recently renovated Kelvin Hall – formerly an exhibition venue, Transport Museum, and sports arena – now a luxury arts and sports venue. Most… Read More ›
B is for… The ‘B’ section of Hunter’s library catalogue provides a good example of the mix of medical and non-medical books Hunter collected. Among medical authors we find members of the Danish medical dynasty, the Bartholins [Caspar the Elder (1585-1629),… Read More ›
This blog post is by Rose Z. King, a voluntary intern in Special Collections, who worked on the Venetian Renaissance prints, drawings and illustrated books in Scottish Collections project. The current foyer display on level 12 of the Library is… Read More ›
It’s Colour Our Collections week again (6-12 February), a week where Archives and Libraries make careful facsimiles of illustrations in their collections, medical, natural, whimsical, etc., and encourage people to get artistic with them! The facsimiles that is – colouring-in… Read More ›
What can a battered old copy of Pilgrim’s Progress tell us about how books were printed in the past?
When you look at an old printed book you’re not really looking at a single book but a series of smaller ‘booklets’ joined together. Books weren’t printed one page at a time but on large sheets of paper subsequently folded… Read More ›