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Conservation And Preservation Of Manuscripts In The Nazrul Academy Town Library: A Study And Proposal For Their Modernization, Kousik Samanta, Subhas Chandra Majhi Mar 2023

Conservation And Preservation Of Manuscripts In The Nazrul Academy Town Library: A Study And Proposal For Their Modernization, Kousik Samanta, Subhas Chandra Majhi

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

ABSTRACT

Presently information technology age, most of user’s are dependent on digital information, but we have to go to library for very rear and ancient information. Manuscripts are the major source of information to know about the historical facts, cultural heritage and bygone traditions of the previously. Libraries are the only safe place were preserved manuscripts, old records like hand written, poems, documents, letters etc. The manuscripts collection and preservation are influence to the human community, researcher can measure the usefulness of worth collection, who they are able to access them. The present study represents to conserve and preserve the …


Documentation And Preservation Of Endangered Manuscripts Through Digital Archiving In North-Eastern States Of India, Dibanjyoti Buragohain, Manashjyoti Deka, Amit Kumar Jan 2022

Documentation And Preservation Of Endangered Manuscripts Through Digital Archiving In North-Eastern States Of India, Dibanjyoti Buragohain, Manashjyoti Deka, Amit Kumar

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The preservation and conservation of traditional manuscripts is an age old practice. But for the past two decades or so, preserving the endangered manuscripts through digitization has become the prime concern of governments so that such manuscripts can be kept safely for future generations as manuscripts are considered to be an important asset to know our culture and tradition better. The present study primarily highlights the conservation and archival policies adopted by the British Library to digitize the ancient manuscripts of the North-Eastern states of India. The analysis highlights that the state such as Mizoram, Sikkim, Assam and Arunachal Pradesh …


A Case Study Of Information Resources And Services At Central Library Of University Of Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Tahir Jan, Mir Bahader, Habib Ur Rahman Nov 2021

A Case Study Of Information Resources And Services At Central Library Of University Of Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Tahir Jan, Mir Bahader, Habib Ur Rahman

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This paper intends to outline the historical background, infrastructure, information resources and services of central library at University of Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The data were collected through review of related literature, communications with retired and present seniors, peers, university administrations and the writer’s have more than 20 years’ working experience, observation and research in this library as well as in librarianship. It was found that central library university of Peshawar is the oldest academic library in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. This library is well equipped with different sections, variety of old and updated rich collection & resources, series of user services, richest …


Safeguarding The Indigenous Knowledge From Past: A Case Study In Kolkata Region, Tathagata Dhar Jul 2021

Safeguarding The Indigenous Knowledge From Past: A Case Study In Kolkata Region, Tathagata Dhar

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

A manuscript is a handwritten document. It contains thousands of years of information. There are so many unrecognized histories of the year is hidden in these manuscripts. For that reason, we need to preserve and conserve this treasure of knowledge. There are numerous study has been done which deal with preservation and conservation of manuscripts of many regions. As we all know that Bengal has a rich heritage of literature, so it is our liability to protect that precious information from decay or damage, which is in the form of manuscripts. Hence, a study named " Safeguarding the Indigenous Knowledge …


A Study Of Sanchipat Manuscripts Found In Assam: Techniques Adopted For Preventive Conservation Of Manuscripts By Different Institutes Of This Region, Prarthana Borthakur Mar 2021

A Study Of Sanchipat Manuscripts Found In Assam: Techniques Adopted For Preventive Conservation Of Manuscripts By Different Institutes Of This Region, Prarthana Borthakur

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Purpose: The present study is made to document old and rare Sanchipat manuscript found in different parts of Assam and to highlight on the role institutions of this region are playing in creating awareness among the local people regarding its significance.

Methodology: For the present study, information is collected through personal interview with management authority of The Research institutes and Museum. Secondary sources (Books, e- journals, Newspapers) are also been consulted for obtaining secondary information.

Findings: reveals that numerous important manuscripts are lying untouched and in deteriorating condition which needs to be taken care of in order to …


Conservation And Preservation Of Manuscripts At National Library Of India And Rampur Raza Library: A Study, Nida Khan Jan 2021

Conservation And Preservation Of Manuscripts At National Library Of India And Rampur Raza Library: A Study, Nida Khan

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Manuscripts are the major source of information to know about the historical facts, cultural and old traditions of the past. They are scattered all over the world and in India about six million manuscripts are present in different languages and scripts. Therefore, steps have been taken to conserve and preserve the available manuscripts by every possible technique in the libraries. The present study examined the process of conservation and preservation of manuscripts adopted at National Library of India (NL) and Rampur Raza Library (RRL) along with the present conditions of manuscripts using the questionnaire and personal visit as the sources …


Rare Materials In Special Libraries Of Ahmedabad, Dr. Rakesh Parmar, Namrata Hitesh Kamdar Jan 2021

Rare Materials In Special Libraries Of Ahmedabad, Dr. Rakesh Parmar, Namrata Hitesh Kamdar

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Library with Rare books, manuscripts, and special collections which are the treasures of cultural heritage are not getting as much importance as virtual and digital libraries are getting in the current era of Information technology and information explosion. The libraries with rare collections in fact are more difficult to maintain and needs much more care and attention to preserve our ancient culture and knowledge. This paper aims to summarize the conditions of libraries with rare collections in Ahmedabad and efforts needed to maintain and popularizing the usage of their collection


Cataloging Manuscripts And Archival Collections, Rebecca A. Wiederhold Nov 2020

Cataloging Manuscripts And Archival Collections, Rebecca A. Wiederhold

Faculty Publications

Catalogers are increasingly responsible for creating metadata for a variety of unusual items. In the Beyond Books: Cataloging Special Format Items preconference at ULA 2019, participants learned how to catalog manuscripts/archival collections, artists’ books, zines, and posters. This webinar will reprise the Manuscripts and Archival Collections segment of that session, educating participants on when it’s appropriate to catalog special collections material archivally as a collection versus on an item level. Whether you have finding aids to use as a base for your catalog record or you are working directly with the materials, guidelines for using DACS and RDA for manuscript …


Digital Occult Library, Alexis Brandkamp Sep 2020

Digital Occult Library, Alexis Brandkamp

Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

This capstone project is a website, titled Digital Occult Library, hosted by the CUNY Commons and built with WordPress. The site address is:

digitaloccultlibrary.commons.gc.cuny.edu

It features (in this iteration) twenty-five unique pages with information on and discussion of occult and esoteric topics. It also hosts a forum that can be accessed and utilized by anyone, not just those registered on the Commons. The purpose of the site is to inform three types of interested parties on the highlighted topics: a general audience with no current knowledge of the occult, practitioners of esoteric traditions, and academics. Not only is the …


A Study Of Preservation Aspects Of Libraries In Srinagar, Dr. Mohammad Ishaq Lone, Abdul Wahid, Abdul Shakoor Nov 2019

A Study Of Preservation Aspects Of Libraries In Srinagar, Dr. Mohammad Ishaq Lone, Abdul Wahid, Abdul Shakoor

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Although libraries are in existence from the time writing got evolved. However, preservation aspects were not taken into consideration seriously till recent times when the damage by different factors was noticed. The damage by insects, human, environmental factors and others could cause a vacuum to the already accumulated knowledge over the centuries of human history. The present study is an effort in this direction to ascertain the various facts related to preservation in different libraries in Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu & Kashmir. The situation can be considered to be threatening as there is lack of awareness among the …


“Who’S Driving The Bus?” Or How Digitization Is Influencing Archival Collections, Kathelene Mccarty Smith, David Gwynn, Beth Ann Koelsch, Jennifer Motszko Nov 2019

“Who’S Driving The Bus?” Or How Digitization Is Influencing Archival Collections, Kathelene Mccarty Smith, David Gwynn, Beth Ann Koelsch, Jennifer Motszko

Journal of Contemporary Archival Studies

Archivists who work directly with unique collections, as well as librarians and other professionals who coordinate digitization, generally agree that access should be prioritized. However, each group has its own goals, standards, and timelines that may conflict with those of their colleagues. The push to maximize access to collections may, in some cases, go so far as to influence collecting policies. Is the lure of rapid digitization affecting best practices of arrangement and description? If online access to the collections is the ultimate goal, and if each stakeholder has a different perspective on how best to accomplish this, who decides …


Ann Hopkins Papers., Beth S. Harris Apr 2019

Ann Hopkins Papers., Beth S. Harris

Finding Aids: Guides to the Collections

This is a collection of personal and professional papers related to the Hopkins v. Price Waterhouse (Wash., D.C. Federal District Court) and Price Waterhouse v. Hopkins (U. S. Supreme Court) cases. The final decision capped a seven-year battle against Hopkins’ employer for gender discrimination and her final victory in 1990 helped to expand workplace discrimination laws to include gender stereotyping.

The collection date ranges from 1967-2001 and includes correspondence, court documents, materials related to the book So Ordered: Making Partner the Hard Way (University of Massachusetts Press, c1996), newspaper and periodical publications, photographs, and a scrapbook.

Additional personal correspondence (1965-1989) …


To Identify And Determine The Attributes Of The Iranian-Islamic Information Contexts' Manuscripts As To Information And Knowledge Organization, Morteza Mohammadi Ostani, Mozaffar Cheshmehsohrabi, Ahmad Shabani, Asefeh Asemi, Seyed Mahdi Taheri Dec 2018

To Identify And Determine The Attributes Of The Iranian-Islamic Information Contexts' Manuscripts As To Information And Knowledge Organization, Morteza Mohammadi Ostani, Mozaffar Cheshmehsohrabi, Ahmad Shabani, Asefeh Asemi, Seyed Mahdi Taheri

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Purpose: is to materialize the theme here.

Methodology: The content analysis method is applied herewith respect to developmental-applied research. The attributes (data) are extracted and adjusted through the Delphi technique and Documentation method. The statistical population consists of 14 experts in the field of manuscripts' studies and the field of information and knowledge organization. The sampling follows the targeted sampling method. For data accumulation, a researcher-designed questionnaire is applied to identify the attributes herein.

Findings: 19 main attributes and 224 sub-attributes are necessary to describe and organize Iranian-Islamic information contexts' manuscripts. The importance of these attributes was explained …


Remix The Medieval Manuscript: Experiments With Digital Infrastructure, Laura Braunstein, Michelle R. Warren, Baylauris Byrnesim Sep 2018

Remix The Medieval Manuscript: Experiments With Digital Infrastructure, Laura Braunstein, Michelle R. Warren, Baylauris Byrnesim

Dartmouth Library Staff Publications

Remix the Manuscript: A Chronicle of Digital Experiments is a collaborative research project that takes up this challenge. It brings together academics, librarians, technologists, conservators, and students to study the many permutations of a single manuscript—a fifteenth-century Middle English prose chronicle of Great Britain, commonly referred to as the “Prose Brut.” Our project raises fundamental questions about the digital research environment. How is today’s code configuring tomorrow’s historical knowledge? How do digital technologies affect our access to and understanding of material culture? By investigating these broad questions through the example of one manuscript, we define a limited yet infinitely …


Archival Records And Manuscript Collections In Selected Polytechnic Libraries In North-Central, Nigeria, Mulikat B. Aliyu, Tunde I. Yusuf, Rukayat S. Owolabi Jul 2018

Archival Records And Manuscript Collections In Selected Polytechnic Libraries In North-Central, Nigeria, Mulikat B. Aliyu, Tunde I. Yusuf, Rukayat S. Owolabi

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The value of records in the area of reference, historical and administrative use in any Nigerian polytechnic library cannot be overlooked. It is true that available archival records and manuscripts abound in most Nigerian polytechnic libraries, their scattered nature makes them difficult to be traced when the need for it arises. The study focuses on the desirability for polytechnic libraries to establish archival sub – systems within their systems so that valuable administrative, research, reference, historical records and manuscripts of vital values are preserved and disseminated. This approach would bring their maximum utilization by researchers into use. Social survey research …


Review Of The Shelley-Godwin Archive, Stacey L. Kikendall May 2018

Review Of The Shelley-Godwin Archive, Stacey L. Kikendall

ABO: Interactive Journal for Women in the Arts, 1640-1830

Review of The Shelley-Godwin Archive


Survey, Understanding, And Ethical Stewardship Of Indigenous Collections: A Case Study, Verónica Reyes-Escudero, J. Wendel Cox Jan 2017

Survey, Understanding, And Ethical Stewardship Of Indigenous Collections: A Case Study, Verónica Reyes-Escudero, J. Wendel Cox

Dartmouth Library Staff Publications

The Aboriginal and Torres Islander Protocols for Libraries, Archives, and Information Sources, the Protocols for Native American Archival Materials, and other directives provide invaluable direction for professionals concerned with ethical stewardship of collections with Indigenous content, however, a fundamental challenge remains: how do we establish sufficient understanding of Indigenous content in our collections to initiate the dialogue of shared stewardship? We describe a survey of a university manuscript collection for Indigenous content and its unanticipated challeges and changes to our understanding of the collection. We conclude that the process of surveying the collection for Indigenous content is itself integral to …


More Than Just Potatoes: Highlights From The #11;University Of Idaho, Erin Passehl-Stoddart Apr 2015

More Than Just Potatoes: Highlights From The #11;University Of Idaho, Erin Passehl-Stoddart

Erin Passehl Stoddart

This session gathers archivists from throughout the Gem State--from both academic settings and historical societies--to share the variety and richness of our heritage represented by our archival resources. Panelists have selected favorite collections from their respective institutions that highlight Idaho's distinctive--and often surprising--history. Presentations will include recent innovative projects that are making our collections accessible to audiences beyond our borders for the first time. What does "the Musical Poem Recorder of Cascade, Idaho" have to do with Oregon and California? Ever wondered about America's first "mail order religion" and where it all started? The session ultimately spotlights the connections our …


Review Of Scribes, Script, And Books: The Book Arts From Antiquity To The Renaissance, By Leila Avrin, Fred W. Jenkins Jan 2015

Review Of Scribes, Script, And Books: The Book Arts From Antiquity To The Renaissance, By Leila Avrin, Fred W. Jenkins

Fred W Jenkins

No abstract provided.


Kashmiri Marsiya (Elegy) Manuscripts: The Valuable Sources For The Dissemination, Reconstruction And Safeguarding The History And Culture-Ii, Tawfeeq Nazir Aug 2014

Kashmiri Marsiya (Elegy) Manuscripts: The Valuable Sources For The Dissemination, Reconstruction And Safeguarding The History And Culture-Ii, Tawfeeq Nazir

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Manuscripts are the links to the historical facts that will otherwise remain unknown to the world. They contain authentic information and facts about the social, political and cultural aspects of a nation. Therefore their intellectual value cannot be over emphasized. Many countries and nations are joining hands towards preserving such cultural assets by way of taking conservation and preservation measures including digitization and documentation.

Marsiya or Elegy has gained more importance after the Martyrdom of Imam Hussain (a.s) and his companions and household in Karbala. Marsiya has been since written and recited in order to mourning the tragic events of …


Kashmiri Marsiya (Elegy) Manuscripts: The Valuable Sources For The Dissemination, Reconstruction And Safeguarding The History And Culture, Tawfeeq Nazir, Javaid Hussain Bhat Jun 2014

Kashmiri Marsiya (Elegy) Manuscripts: The Valuable Sources For The Dissemination, Reconstruction And Safeguarding The History And Culture, Tawfeeq Nazir, Javaid Hussain Bhat

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Manuscripts are the links to the historical facts that will otherwise remain unknown to the world. They contain authentic information and facts about the social, political and cultural aspects of a nation. Therefore their intellectual value cannot be over emphasized. Many countries and nations are joining hands towards preserving such cultural assets by way of taking conservation and preservation measures including digitization and documentation.

Marsiya or Elegy has gained more importance after the Martyrdom of Imam Hussain (a.s) and his companions and household in Karbala. Marsiya has been since written and recited in order to mourning the tragic events of …


Role Of Panjab Digital Library In Digitizing Manuscripts: A Case Study, Pardeep Rattan Jun 2013

Role Of Panjab Digital Library In Digitizing Manuscripts: A Case Study, Pardeep Rattan

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

A manuscript is basically a hand-written or inscribed piece of information on bark, leaf, cloth, metal, paper or any other material in any composition. This may be a combination of letters, pictures, symbols, maps, figures etc. with knowledge content about the art, culture, history and science of a civilization. The word manuscript was originated in 16th century from Medieval Latin word “Manuscriptus” from Manu by ‘hand’ + Scriptus ‘written’. The preservation of manuscripts is of utmost importance to protect and save the rich cultural and heritage history of a civilization/ nation. The paper in hand is an …


Jos Museum Arabic Manuscripts Conservation (Jmamc) Project 27-31 August 2012, Michaelle L. Biddle Sep 2012

Jos Museum Arabic Manuscripts Conservation (Jmamc) Project 27-31 August 2012, Michaelle L. Biddle

Michaelle Biddle

The Jos Museum Arabic Manuscripts Collection is one of the oldest and largest manuscript collections in Nigeria. Because of the collection’s importance, its extremely poor housing and condition, the Jos Museum Arabic Manuscripts Conservation (JMAMC) Project was created. The goal of the week-long project was to gather fine-grained, detailed information as to the state of the collection so that a more comprehensive conservation, cataloging and digitization project could be formulated. Biddle details why the collection should be transferred on long-term loan to Arewa House Kaduna.


Jos Museum Arabic Manuscripts Conservation (Jmamc) Project 27-31 August 2012, Michaelle L. Biddle Sep 2012

Jos Museum Arabic Manuscripts Conservation (Jmamc) Project 27-31 August 2012, Michaelle L. Biddle

Michaelle Biddle

The Jos Museum Arabic Manuscripts Collection is one of the oldest and largest manuscript collections in Nigeria. Because of the collection’s importance, its extremely poor housing and condition, the Jos Museum Arabic Manuscripts Conservation (JMAMC) Project was created. The goal of the week-long project was to gather fine-grained, detailed information as to the state of the collection so that a more comprehensive conservation, cataloging and digitization project could be formulated. Biddle details why the collection should be transferred on long-term loan to Arewa House Kaduna.


"Recent Preservation And Conservation Activities For Northern Nigerian Manuscripts In Arabic Script", Michaelle L. Biddle Dec 2011

"Recent Preservation And Conservation Activities For Northern Nigerian Manuscripts In Arabic Script", Michaelle L. Biddle

Michaelle Biddle

Nigeria has a rich Islamic manuscript heritage in danger of being lost due to lack of in-country preservation and conservation efforts. Of interest to scholars world-wide, these manuscripts in Arabic script are dispersed throughout Nigerian institutions and private collections. Since 2007 there has been a sustained effort to increase local awareness and Northern Nigerian regional capacity for care, conservation and maintenance of these collections


A Newly Discovered Fifteenth-Century Manuscript Of The Lectura Of Niccolo De Tudeschis, Richard Clement Nov 2011

A Newly Discovered Fifteenth-Century Manuscript Of The Lectura Of Niccolo De Tudeschis, Richard Clement

Richard W. Clement

No abstract provided.


A Handlist Of Manuscripts Containing Gregory's Regula Pastoralis, Richard Clement Nov 2011

A Handlist Of Manuscripts Containing Gregory's Regula Pastoralis, Richard Clement

Richard W. Clement

No abstract provided.


"Inks In The Islamic Manuscripts Of Northern Nigeria - Old Recipes, Modern Analysis And Medicine", Michaelle Biddle Dec 2010

"Inks In The Islamic Manuscripts Of Northern Nigeria - Old Recipes, Modern Analysis And Medicine", Michaelle Biddle

Michaelle Biddle

This study is concerned with what specific materials are used in fabricating the inks used in the surviving, largely undated Northern Nigerian manuscripts written in Arabic script. These manuscripts belong to the West African tradition of Islamic culture and scholarship, of which Timbuktu, Mali, was a key center. The manuscripts themselves, and 4500 km of road travel throughout Northern Nigeria, suggest a local tradition of dye, ink and pigment fabrication rather than one derived from the Mediterranean and the Islamic heartlands. Technical materials analysis, recipes from ethno-cultural studies, and replicative experiments revealed a reliance on local plants and materials. Botanical …


Cataloging Medieval And Renaissance Manuscripts: A Review Article, Richard Clement Jul 2010

Cataloging Medieval And Renaissance Manuscripts: A Review Article, Richard Clement

Richard W. Clement

Until recently it could have been argued with much justification that the cataloging of medieval and Renaissance manuscripts in the United States began and ended with Seymour De Ricci's Census of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the United States and Canada (New York: H. W. Wilson, 1935-40) and Supplement (New York: Bibliographical Society of America, 1962). Of course, many excellent catalogs were produced before the Census and have been produced since (although most are of a specialized nature), yet the Census and its Supplement must be regarded as the one great landmark in cataloging in this country. It was the …


King Alfred And The Latin Manuscripts Of Gregory's Regula Pastoralis, Richard Clement Jul 2010

King Alfred And The Latin Manuscripts Of Gregory's Regula Pastoralis, Richard Clement

Richard W. Clement

King Alfred's translation of Pope Gregory the Great's 'Liber Regulae Pastoralis' has long been recognized by students of Anglo-Saxon literature as one of the earliest and greatest monuments of Old English prose. Alfred's first translation, commonly referred to as the 'Pastoral Care,' has been the focus of much scholarly attention by historians, philologists, and literary critics. Historians have seized upon the work more for Alfred's two prefaces and what they tell us of Ninth-century England than for the translation itself, but nonetheless the mode of translation is not without its biographical and historical implications. Philologists on the other hand have …