HISTORIC LIBRARIES FORUM

USEFUL LINKS

We are aware that not all our members have easy access to the Internet, but for those who do it is an invaluable source of information and advice. We therefore offer some useful links to sites which may interest those who work in historic libraries.

Organisations

Antiquarian Booksellers' Association
Arts Council England
CILIP Library and Information History Group
CILIP Rare Books and Special Collections Group
CILIP East of England
Association of Independent Libraries
HoBo (Oxford History of the Book)
The Heritage Alliance
Church of England Libraries & Archives
Cathedral Libraries & Archives Association
Bibliographical Society
Society for the History of Authorship, Reading & Publishing
National Trust Libraries Gazetteer (via COPAC)
Religious Archives Group

Funding

Heritage Lottery Fund

Conservation

Harwell Drying and Restoration Services
British Library Preservation & Advice Centre (formerly the National Preservation Office)
ICON, the Institute of Conservation, notably its publication "Care and conservation of books"

Catalogues

British Library
English Short Title Catalogue
COPAC

Other Useful Links

The National Archives (Archives for non-archivists)
OCLC Research: Making Archival and Special Collections More Accessible