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[BKARTS] Freshest Advices: May 2009

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Rare Book School FRESHEST ADVICES May 2009

Rare Book School is happy to announce an expansion of its 2009 course schedule. The following two courses will be offered in New York City, based at the Grolier Club, Monday-Friday, 2-6 November 2009:
The Description of Bookbindings (Jan Storm van Leeuwen)
Donors and Libraries (Susan M. Allen and William P. Barlow, Jr)
Jan Storm van Leeuwen's course is a brand-new one, offered by RBS for the first time. In general, admission to this course is limited to those who have already taken Storm van Leeuwen's RBS course B-10: Introduction to the History of Bookbindings. For a description of B-80, the new course, see
The Allen/Barlow course has been offered four times in the recent past in Charlottesville, and once in Los Angeles. If you're not familiar with this successful course, you might like to read its description; it is NOT a how-to-do-it course in fundraising:
Application forms for these courses are posted on the RBS website:
as now is the application for Ellis Tinios's hardy RBS perennial, "The Art of the Book in Edo and Meiji Japan, 1615-1912," offered at the Freer/Sackler Galleries of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC, 5-9 October.

Enrollment for both the two June sessions and the three July sessions has been brisk; and 14 of the 21 courses being offered are sold out. There are still spaces in the following courses (the numbers in parentheses indicate the number of places available):
8-12 June
G-30 Bibliographer's Toolkit: Printed Books since 1800 (4)
L-70 Electronic Texts and Images (5)
22-26 June
L-40 Visual Materials Cataloging (4)
L-60 Introduction to Archives for Rare Book Librarians (4)
20-24 July
L-30 Rare Book Cataloging (4)
L-90 Designing Archival Description Systems (3)
3-7 August
G-10 Introduction to the Principles of Bibliographical Description
(either 2 or 5 places, depending on whether the course tops out
at 27 or 30 students)
Email RBS program director Ryan Roth at ryan.roth@xxxxxxxxxxxx for even fresher advices about RBS course availability this summer (and cf. Robert Schumann's instructions for playing the first movement of his piano sonata no. 2 in g, op. 22).

For news of the current Directors Scholarship Fund campaign and a sampling of solicitation letters, see

Terry Belanger University Professor, Honorary Curator of Special Collections Director, Rare Bk School : University of Virginia Rare Book School : PO 400103 : Charlottesville, VA 22904-4103 Email belanger@xxxxxxxxxxxx : Phone 434-924-8851 : Fax 434-924-8824 URL <http://www.rarebookschool.org>

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