Old Books Bring New Life to the Brick and Mortar Library
NAVAL OBSERVATORY WASHINGTON DC
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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.
- Information Science
- Humanities and History