From the start it has been our intention to make GIP a truly ‘Glasgow’ project and our project researcher Jack Baldwin has been visiting other city institutions in the past year to examine and describe all the fifteenth century books… 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.
We know it can take away the beautiful look all those lovely rows of antique bindings when you walk into a library or archive. However, creating customised boxes for our volumes is one of the most important preservation jobs we can… Read More ›
Within the manuscript collections held in Special Collections are a number of letters and note-books relating to Father Allan McDonald of Eriskay (1859-1905), described by his biographer John Lorne Campbell (1906-1996) as “priest, poet and folklorist”. As a lifelong devotee of Gaelic language and culture,… Read More ›
We recently welcomed 2nd year students from the Centre for Textile Conservation to look at a variety of mixed material volumes from the Special Collections to learn more about the form and function of books and their binding. There is… Read More ›
Access to our collections is greatly encouraged and as well as use of the reading room and teaching sessions, we try to exhibit our material. Preservation underlies all areas of interaction with the material so there are a number of… Read More ›
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 ›