Accession Number:

ADA571999

Title:

Old Books Bring New Life to the Brick and Mortar Library

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

NAVAL OBSERVATORY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2012-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

35.0

Abstract:

If all the library books and journals can be viewed on your desk top, why come to the physical library The USNO Library tried to bring the patrons inside the library. One method was to rotate rare book displays each month. As the library holds a fabulous collection of ancient astronomy books, including Copernicus, Kepler, Galileo, and Newton, we have abundant resources. The presentation will highlight the varied displays and offer a Rare Books 101 explanation of paper, printing, binding and a behind-the-scenes look at how old books are maintained and preserved.

Subject Categories:

  • Astronomy
  • Information Science
  • Humanities and History

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE