Some Considerations Touching the Rare: Outreach for Early Printed Books at a Land-Grant University Public Deposited

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  • February 28, 2019
  • DeBold, Elizabeth
    • Affiliation: School of Information and Library Science
  • This study is an examination of one hundred and ten early printed books with imprint dates prior to 1700 at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina. These books currently lack significant use, in part due to their status as an at least partially hidden collection. The first portion of this paper examines how the Special Collections Research Center at NCSU could begin to build an outreach program to encourage greater use of these items, and touches on themes such as rare books in mathematics and the sciences, rare books and special collections at land-grant universities, and ways in which outreach in special collections is changing. The second half is made up of a descriptive catalogue of the early printed books to aid NCSU staff, researchers, and students in using the early printed books at N.C. State.
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  • McNamara, Charles B.
  • Master of Science in Library Science
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  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • 85 p.
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