From the Kislak Stacks: When to Keep and When to Let Go: Re-purchasing an 18th-century Law Book for the Penn Libraries
Mitch Fraas, Director of Special Collections & Research Services in the Kislak Center, will consider how what libraries value changes over time and how sometimes this means as librarians we get a chance to reconsider past institutional decisions. This past year, the Penn Libraries acquired a 1762 volume of Pennsylvania laws…for the second time. That is, the book had been in the Penn Libraries for many decades before being de-accessioned and sold sometime in the mid-late twentieth century as a duplicate. Why did we decide we should reverse the decision of our predecessors? Why have multiple copies of the same book? This talk will explore these tricky curatorial questions and more.
Friday, November 18, 2022
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center
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