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For the love of the library

“We live in an electronic world, but there is nothing like the hands-on experience of interacting with materials from the 13th and 15th century.”

Rare Books and Special Collections: An English Student’s Heaven

This is somewhat of an English student’s heaven, but worth the visit for anyone with an appreciation for literature and history.

Appreciation for Digitized Bookplates from Digital Initiatives and Rare Books and Special Collections

Recently, the University of British Columbia (UBC) Library added bookplates from its Rare Books and Special Collections to their ongoing Flickr Commons album. These examples are part of the Thomas Murray Collection. The Canadian book collector Murray’s focus bent towards his home country — its artists and its book owners — and UBC lists, where possible, biographical details of both parties.