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ASC: Searching for Rare Books in Archives and Special Collections
These slides introduce readers to the rare books collection held at Archives and Special Collections at the University of Glasgow. The slides tell readers how to get support when looking for rare books for teaching and research and include tips on how to make your searches most effective when using our databases.

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Apologia for old books: or, why look at the originals when there are perfectly good modern editions and so much has been digitised?
A video discussing the value of in-person viewing and handling of early editions of books/texts to complement modern critical editions and digitised early editions

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Archives & Special Collections handling video: MS Kelvin LB1 - Letterbook of William Thomson Lord Kelvin
Video showing MS Kelvin LB1

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Books and manuscripts in focus: MS Hunter 217 - Cassiodorus's Tripartite History of the Church
The video looks at MS Hunter 217, Cassiodorus's Tripartite History of the Church, written in Germany in the late 12th century, as a case study. The video focusses not on the text but on the material and paratextual features of the manuscript itself and what these can tell us about earlier medieval book production and culture

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Books and manuscripts in focus: Sp Coll Ferguson Ag-y.21 - Bartholomaeus Anglicus: De proprietatibus rerum
This video looks at this printed, incunable, copy of De proprietatibus rerum as a case study. Rather than focussing on the text, the video discusses what the books material and paratextual features can tell us about late medieval book production and culture

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Early modern European paper and papermaking
A video discussing paper manufacture in late medieval and early modern Europe, and the material features of handmade paper useful in bibliography

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Hand-press books: editions, impressions, issues, and states
This video examines the definition of the bibliographical term edition, impression, issue and state, with the use of real life examples to illustrate

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Hand-press books: formats, signatures, and collational formulae
A video discussing what the terms format, signature, and collational formula mean in bibliography, and how material and paratextual features of early-printed books can be used to determine a book's format and collation

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Hand-press printed books
A video discussing how early modern European books were printed, touching on the technology, the terminology, and the printed books themselves

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Looking at early-printed books
A video discussing what to look for and think about when looking at an early-printed book for the first time. Based on an exercise conceived by Sarah Werner in "Studying early printed books 1450-1800: a practical guide"

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