May 15, 2021

New Online Collection! Listen to More Than 100 Past Lectures From the Rare Book School at U. of Virginia

Exciting! Here’s a new online collection that will be of interest to many of you. It was announced by the Rare Book School based at the University of Virginia on Tuesday.

Thanks to RBS for digitizing and sharing this material.

From the RBS Web Site:

We are very pleased to announce that audio recordings of more than 100 Book Arts Press/Rare Book School lectures from the past four decades are now available online at www.rarebookschool.org/lectures

Along with most lectures from the past several years, those now converted from the original cassette tapes include talks by Sue Allen, Nicolas Barker, and G. Thomas Tanselle, as well as:

  • Graham Pollard, “The Scope of Bibliography” (27 November 1973), the earliest lecture for which we have a recording
  • Leona Rostenberg, “The Library of Robert Hooke: A Microcosm of the Restoration Book Trade” (12 April 1982)
  • Edwin Wolf 2nd, “Rare Book and Research Libraries: Creating an Image” (12 July 1983), the first lecture during a summer Rare Book School session
  • Lawrence Witten, “Microcomputers in my Rare Book Business” (15 August 1984)
  • D. F. McKenzie, “Orality, Literacy, and Print in Early New Zealand” (23 January 1984); “From Book to Text: Pushing Bibliography On?” (27 January 1986)
  • Nearly all of the annual Sol. M and Mary Ann O’Brian Malkin Lectures

Additional audio will be added later this year; if you have particular requests please send them to Jeremy Dibbell at jeremy.dibbell@virginia.edu.

Direct to a Listing of All Lectures Available Online, Click the Link (in Red) to Listen

See Also: A Brief History of the Rare Book School

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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