Digitisation projects offer libraries valuable opportunities to broaden access to their collections. They also play an important role in preservation, because making material available online reduces the need for the originals to be consulted and thereby minimises further physical damage… Read More ›
This category was used for posts created by special collections staff before August 2016. Since then all posts are categorised as Archives and Special Collections posts.
After the popularity of our #ColorOurCollections colouring book, we’ve decided to create a mini Valentine’s Day edition featuring images of flowers and chocolates from Archive Services collections and Cupid hard at work from Special Collections. Download our Colour Our Collections… Read More ›
With the upcoming rugby match between Scotland and Wales tomorrow (13th February), we thought we’d share a short history of the long-standing sport of rugby at the University of Glasgow. Two early 20th century photographs we’ve been analysing as part… Read More ›
Protecting Text Blocks The books for the second blog in this series are two loose text blocks, Sp Coll 1734 and Hunterian Add. 14. The leather residue on the spines suggest that they were previously bound but this binding is… Read More ›
As reported in our last project update, all of the University’s 1060 incunabula are now described and fully indexed and accessible on the GiP website. While this is a major achievement, the work on Glasgow’s incunabula continues apace. Jack Baldwin,… Read More ›
The University of Glasgow Library Collections are taking part in the ‘Color Our Collections’ event during 1-5 February organised by the New York Academy of Medicine (@NYAMNYC) and the Biodiversity Heritage Library (@BioDivLibrary). We have created a colouring book… Read More ›
At our recent Friday morning training session Special Collections and Archive Services staff focused on the lessons that can be learned in disaster awareness and prevention from our colleagues in similar institutions. With two major heritage collections having suffered horrendous fires… Read More ›