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Focus on... Incunabu-what? An introduction to the Incunabula Cataloguing Project.

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posted on 2024-06-13, 14:41 authored by John GandyJohn Gandy

Focus on... talk presented at Together24: The University of Manchester Library Staff Conference 2024 on Wednesday 12th June 2024.

The University of Manchester Library holds one of the world’s greatest collections of early European printed books from the 15th century. Known as incunabula, these books were the first products of one of the most important inventions in history: the printing press.

This talk takes a quick look at the Incunabula Cataloguing Project and its work to create, for the first time ever, fully-researched catalogue records for all of these marvellous books.

This talk takes a quick look at the Incunabula Cataloguing Project and its work to create, for the first time ever, fully-researched catalogue records for the John Rylands Library’s world-class collection of 15th century printed books (incunabula).

John Gandy, Incunabula Cataloguer

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