Rare Books and Manuscripts


This course (INF2162H — Rare Books and Manuscripts) serves as an introduction to rare book and manuscript librarianship. Students will explore concepts ranging from book history and bibliographical description to the stewardship of rare books and manuscripts, and strategies for advocacy and outreach on behalf of special collections. While especially relevant for students interested in special collections librarianship, the course is accessible for all students with interests in rare books and manuscripts.

Pre-requisite as of January 2018: INF1330H Archives Concepts and Issues OR BKS1001H Introduction to Book History OR MSL1150H Collection Management OR MSL2370H Museums and Cultural Heritage I: Context and Critical Issues OR INF1321H Representing, Documenting, and Accessing the Cultural Record OR INF1322H Communities and Values OR INF1323H The Information Experience OR INF1324H Systems and Infrastructures

Recommended: INF2120H Conservation and Preservation of Recorded Information

Note: Open to second year students only.