A descriptive bibliography of William Leybourn’s 1672 book Panorganon; Or A Universal Instrument. Evaluating the book’s physical makeup, creators, condition, and history.
Rare book cataloging backlogs create an uneven level of access. I argue it causes problems for physical and digitized collections. Past literature and methods developed to reduce the backlog are discussed.
Bibliographic research of “A second voyage round the world, in the years 1772, 1773, 1774, 1775. By James Cook, esq., commander of His Majesty’s bark the Resolution… Drawn up from authentic papers …” The project demonstrates description, analysis and in-depth research required of rare book bibliographers.
Research project and exhibition catalog utilizing collections at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. 12 objects selected (including 2 rare books!) from different departments, miniatures as precious objects researched and explained, a catalog designed in InDesign, end product: digital book. Cited 175 annotated references, included descriptions for 17 items.
The first English-language Robinsonade to achieve sales of any note, the Hermit (attributed to Peter Longueville, 1727), is explored in detail in this descriptive bibliographical report. A keystone of LIS practice in rare books, descriptive bibliography is, as Terry Belanger notes, “indispensable” (1977). The report will be presented in poster format, with high-resolution color illustrations.
My project is a short Google Presentation of a digital exhibition I created showcasing Armenian books, both manuscript and printed, found in special collections in New York City….