History of the Book: Summer 2014

Instructor:

Stephen Greenberg

School:

iSchool at Maryland

Semester:

Summer 2014

Description:

No description.

Required Textbook:

Benson, R. 2008. The Printed Picture.
Gaskell, P. 2012. A New Introduction to Bibliography, 2nd ed.
Pearson, D. 2013. Books as History, 2nd ed.
Spiekermann, E. 2014. Stop Stealing Sheep & Find Out How Type Works, 3rd ed.

Link to Syllabus:

http://ischool.umd.edu/sites/default/files/syllabi/2014_umd_combined.docx

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History of the Book: Summer 2009

Instructor:

Stephen Greenberg

School:

iSchool at Maryland

Semester:

Summer 2009

Description:

No description provided.

Required Textbook:

Carter, J., Barker, N. 2002. ABC for Book Collectors, 7th ed.

Gascoigne, B. 2004. How to Identify Prints, 2nd ed.

Pearson, D. 2008. Books as History.

Steinberg, S. H. 1996. Five Hundred Years of Printing.

Link to Syllabus:

http://ischool.umd.edu/sites/default/files/syllabi/LBSC%20708B%20Greenberg%202009.pdf

History of Books & Libraries: Spring 2014

Instructor:

Rebecca Knuth

School:

University of Hawaii

Semester:

Spring 2014

Description:

The history of print communication: the recording, preservation, and transmission of knowledge and the development of libraries from earliest times through the 20th century. Studies developments in both Eastern and western cultures with emphasis on printing as a major instrument of communication and cultural transmission, and libraries as political and cultural institutions and ideological targets.

Required Textbook:

Knuth, R. 2003. Libricide: The Regime-Sponsored Destruction of Books and Libraries in the 20th Century.
Lerner, F. A. 2009. The Story of Libraries, 2nd ed.

Link to Syllabus:

http://www.hawaii.edu/lis/content/syllabi/612_knuth_s14.pdf

Descriptive Bibliography: Winter 2014

Instructor:

Richard Virr

School:

McGill

Semester:

Winter 2014

Description:

A practical course on the history, description and care of rare books and antiquarian material. The principles of descriptive bibliography will be presented in the context of book culture. The place of rare book collections in research libraries and the practical administration of a rare book department will be examined.

Required Textbook:

Bland, M. 2010. A guide to early printed books and manuscripts.
Gaskell, P. 1972. A New Introduction to Bibliography.
Bowers, F. 1994. Principles of Bibliographic Description.
Carter, J. 2004. An ABC for Book Collectors, 8th ed.

Link to Syllabus:

http://www.mcgill.ca/sis/files/sis/glis644_2014winter_virr.pdf

History of Books and Printing: Fall 2011

Instructor:

Mary E. Brown

School:

Southern Connecticut

Semester:

Fall 2011

Description:

A study of the history of books and printing, including papermaking, printing, binding, and book illustration.

Required Textbook:

Eliot, S., Rose, J. 2009. Companion to the History of the Book.

Link to Syllabus:

http://ares.southernct.edu//ils/uploads/textWidget/wysiwyg/documents/ILS_518-S70-Syllabus-Fall_2011-Brown_Mary.pdf