This was one of the first projects I worked on went I arrived at the Library in 2009 although I am just now getting around to posting about it, thanks to some recent interest on a list serv.
Miniature books are a very popular collectable in the world of books, and when you see a collection like our McGehee Lindemann Miniature Book Collection it is not hard to understand why, these books are absolutely charming. However, they do present many challenges in terms of shelving, marking and handling.
Inventory control is also important and so each book is tagged with its own mini barcode. The 'fiche boxes have enough height to accommodate the rare book tags, although when an individual book is requested, the whole box is delivered to the reading room.
This last picture may not seem so exciting, but if you are a librarian, preservation officer or conservator and know in that your 15,000+ collection of rare and unique miniature books is this well organized and this well cared-for, you can rest so much more easily at night.
don't we get to see
inside the mini books?
i am not a librarian
a well organized and
is one of my
Nice post! I recently purchased a single miniature book - any advice on how to store / care for it? Thanks!
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