Cardiff Rare Books

In November 2010, a reception and exhibition was held at the Senedd to celebrate the transfer of an important collection of 14,000 rare books from the Cardiff Public Library to Special Collections and Archives, enabled with funding from the Welsh Assembly Government and HEFCW, and the support of Cardiff Council. The collection includes rare examples … „Cardiff Rare Books“ weiterlesen

Cardiff saves rare-book riches from dispersal Excerpt: Ms Peters recalled: “We were worried it would be auctioned off and dispersed, so we worked hard to keep it together and within Wales.” The university put £500,000 towards the cost of buying the collection, with further funding from Cardiff Council, the Welsh Assembly government, Museums Archives and Libraries Wales and the Higher … „Cardiff saves rare-book riches from dispersal“ weiterlesen

Cardiff Books to Stay in Wales

[T]he BBC reports that a deal has been struck: some 14,000 items will be transferred to the library of Cardiff University, after the university, the Welsh Assembly Government and the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales came up with £1.2 million to facilitate the sale. The university plans to digitize selected rare items from the … „Cardiff Books to Stay in Wales“ weiterlesen

More on the Cardiff Case and Rare Book Deaccessioning Quotations from an article by Professor David McKitterick, Librarian, Trinity College, Cambridge, entitled ‘Cardiff: An End or a Beginning?’ in The Book Collector, Winter 2008. “All too often, the result of de-accessioning [of library books] is an impoverishment. It can be little short of theft from those who might otherwise benefit. It is frequently … „More on the Cardiff Case and Rare Book Deaccessioning“ weiterlesen

More on the Cardiff Heritage Case

Update to ?s=cardiff Received from the Cardiff Heritage Friends: A number of people have been asking what has happened regarding the proposed sale of Cardiff Public Library’s rare-books collections. The following is an update on the situation as of 13 December 2008. Following intense public and political pressure, Cardiff Council agreed in late September to … „More on the Cardiff Heritage Case“ weiterlesen

Better News from Cardiff Organisations involved in plans to sell some of Wales’ oldest and rarest books say they have “agreed a way ahead”. Cardiff council proposals to sell up to 18,000 items eventually have provoked calls by one group to halt the sale “of some of Wales’ greatest treasures”. After a “positive meeting” several organisations have now … „Better News from Cardiff“ weiterlesen

News from the Cardiff Library Case (2)

The Truth about Cardiff Central Library’s Special Collections SUMMARY: This document demonstrates the following: Cardiff over a period of some 100 years built up a major, comprehensive reference library, which by 1932 ranked fifth among the municipal reference libraries of Great Britain. In common with any other library of substance, Cardiff Central Library has a … „News from the Cardiff Library Case (2)“ weiterlesen

News from the Cardiff Library Case (1)

‘Disposal of Surplus Library Stock’: A Rebuttal of the Report presented to Cardiff Council Executive Meeting on 11 January 2007 There follows a copy of the Corporate Director’s Report to the Cardiff Council Executive Business Meeting of 11 January entitled ‘Disposal of Surplus Library Stock’, together with a detailed rebuttal of every main point of … „News from the Cardiff Library Case (1)“ weiterlesen

Cardiff capitale européenne de la barbarie

Énorme scandale à Cardiff : des barbares sévissent à l’hôtel de ville De notre correspondant : Bernard Le Nail Publié le 17/09/08 ABP CARDIFF — La Ville de Cardiff qui avait fait acte de candidature, il y a quelques années, pour être « capitale européenne de la culture », sans succès, risque d’acquérir dans les … „Cardiff capitale européenne de la barbarie“ weiterlesen

Cardiff Library: Emeriti express deep concern

SIR – The reports in the Western Mail (September 3) of the decision to sell a part of Cardiff Library’s collection of valuable early volumes, among them some of specific interest to Wales in the fields of historiography, cartography, topography and literature, is a matter of deep concern and dismay. It is inconceivable that the … „Cardiff Library: Emeriti express deep concern“ weiterlesen

Cardiff Update

“Dear SHARP-ists, Some further information about Cardiff City Council’s plan to sell off a substantial part of the city library’s special collections. Initial BBC report: Further reports (from the Welsh media): Local political support at-rare-books-sell-off-91466-21678538/ or Academic support -by-council-s-book-sale-91466-21708520/ or Negotiations with Cardiff University to hold collection were kept secret … „Cardiff Update“ weiterlesen

Cardiff Library führt RFID-Selbstverbuchung ein “CARDIFF’S libraries are to become self-service in the biggest revolution in their 150-year history. The project, which will cost up to £1m and see all branch libraries close for a week at a time over the coming months, is designed to free up staff and improve the service to library users. […] The system … „Cardiff Library führt RFID-Selbstverbuchung ein“ weiterlesen

Secret Destruction of Cardiff Heritage Collection

Presse Release, September 1, 2008 [Update to ] [Update: Some links at ] A last ditch attempt has been launched to stop Cardiff City Council from breaking up and selling off a national heritage collection of Cardiff Public Library’s rare books dating from the 15th century. Sales lists are now being drafted by … „Secret Destruction of Cardiff Heritage Collection“ weiterlesen


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Wigan Public Library: Altbestand 2012 verscherbelt

(Wiederholt von: ) Man darf es getrost als wissenschaftliche Sensation bezeichnen, was Stephan Kessler (Greifswald) und Stephen Mossman (Manchester) im “Archivium Lithuanicum 15, 2013” (online) vorstellen: Einen bisher von der Forschung nicht wahrgenommenen kurzen Text in einer baltischen Sprache, niedergeschrieben von einem Schreiber Petrus Wickerau 1440 und zwar auf Kreta, im damals venezianischen Chania. … „Wigan Public Library: Altbestand 2012 verscherbelt“ weiterlesen

1810+ Entries in the "English Corner" of Archivalia since 2003

In the collaborative archival blog Archivalia (founded in February 2003) have I and some other contributors posted more than 1800 entries in the English language in the so-called English Corner There is a separate RSS feed at ?cat=14&feed=rss2 This year’s Archivalia advent calendar features a “Best of” of 10 years Archivalia: ?s=%23bestof At least … „1810+ Entries in the "English Corner" of Archivalia since 2003“ weiterlesen

UK: Living the Poor Life: untold history of the poor now online National Archives. Living the Poor Life involved more than 200 volunteers across the country, including local and family historians, researching and cataloguing 19th century records from the huge Ministry of Health archive (MH12). […] As part of the 18-month project, volunteer editors were given access to the digitised correspondence of 21 Poor Law Unions, … „UK: Living the Poor Life: untold history of the poor now online“ weiterlesen

Vermeintlich harmloser Kommentar

Nachdem ich neulich ein Lob zu einem Beitrag über Cardiff gelöscht habe, war ich mir doch ein wenig unsicher, ob ich da nicht wirklich jemand Unrecht getan habe (leider werde ich hier für meinen Geschmack ohnehin zu wenig gelobt …). Da Twoday mir das Editieren von Kommentaren verwehrt, muss ich, wenn ich nicht einfach auf … „Vermeintlich harmloser Kommentar“ weiterlesen

Attack on Welsh Heritage [Update: ] An action group says it is “aghast” at plans to sell some of Wales’ oldest and rarest books. Cardiff Council could eventually sell up to 18,000 items dating from the 15th Century at auction to raise money for improvements in library services. The collection at the central library includes early atlases … „Attack on Welsh Heritage“ weiterlesen

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