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Online Requesting Is Here!

Now you can make requests, place duplication orders, and manage your special collections research online.

Get started by registering online

Once you register, you will be able to remotely request materials from Special Collections and University Archives, the Prange Collection, and Special Collections in Preforming Arts. The first time you visit the reading room after registering, you will be asked to present a valid university-issued or government-issued photo ID to confirm your identity.

To request materials, click on the ‘Request from Special Collections’ link located in the online catalog or finding aid. You may request up to 15 books or boxes at a time. Need more? Don’t worry, you can make additional requests in the reading room. You can also schedule your requests so they are placed on hold when you plan to visit the reading room.

Visit the reading room in person for help from special collections staff setting up your account and placing requests.

For more information, follow us @hornbakeLibrary on Twitter or follow Special Collections and University Archives on WordPress.

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Aeon 101: ORDERING SCANS AND PHOTOCOPIES

Starting August 1, all researchers using Special Collections and University Archives, the Prange Collection, and Special Collections in Performing Arts at the University of Maryland will need to create an online account to use materials in the reading room. We know you will have questions about the new policy, and we are here to help!

HOW WILL ORDERING SCANS AND PHOTOCOPIES BE DIFFERENT?

One of the exciting change is that researchers will be able to place photoduplication orders online. This makes it easier to submit orders and allows you to monitor your photocopy or scanning orders, including the current status of the order and cost. You can also retrieve an invoice for the completed order through your account.

The process for ordering photocopies and scans works very much like requesting an item.  You start the process directly from the catalog record or finding aid or within your account.  For example, a researcher who visited the Maryland Room to view and 1897 edition of ‘Through the Looking Glass’, selects ‘New Photoduplication Request':

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The researcher then fills in the details of their photoduplication request, including the pages they want copied, format options, shipping options, service level options, and other special requests.  By clicking ‘Submit Request’ , the researcher sends the order to special collections staff for processing.

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You can track the status from this screen as special collections staff create an invoice, process payment, and delivers the item to you.  Another exciting change is that researchers requesting digital copies will be able to retrieve their files online through this account!

All your reading room requests, including photoduplication orders are easily accessible online in one location. It will help you better manage your requests and organize your special collections research. Special collections staff will continue to provide information about these changes leading up to, and following the August 1 launch.

Until then, follow us @hornbakeLibrary on Twitter or sign up to follow Special Collections and University Archives on wordpress.

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Aeon 101: REQUESTING MATERIALS

Starting August 1, all researchers using Special Collections and University Archives, the Prange Collection, and Special Collections in Performing Arts at the University of Maryland will need to create an online research account to use materials in the reading room. We know you will have questions about the new policy, and we are here to help!

HOW DO I REQUEST MATERIALS?

On August 1, researchers can request materials directly from a finding aid or online catalog. You can do this online or in the reading room with the help of a librarian.

No more writing call numbers on scraps of paper,  forgetting the name of a collection once you get to the reading room, or trying to decipher messy research notes.  Requesting materials from special collections will be more accurate and easier. Some of the benefits include:

  • Request materials online from any computer.
  • Request materials when the reading room is closed.
  • Schedule your requests in advance so that materials are on hold when you arrive
  • Track the status of your requests to see when the request has been received, retrieved, or placed on hold.
  • No more surprises! Special collections staff will contact you in case of any problems with your request. And because you request materials directly from the finding aid or catalog record, you can verify that the material you requested is correct.

Starting Aug 1, you will notice a ‘Request from Special Collections’ link in our online catalog and finding aids. Below is an example of what the catalog record will look like:

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If you were interested in viewing this item, you would begin by clicking on the ‘Request from Special Collections’ link.   This will prompt you to log in to your account. Once logged in, you can verify their request and select what day you will visit the reading room:

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You will verify the call number, title, and other information for this item and click ‘Submit Request’.  It’s that easy! Once the request is submitted, it will appear in your account along with any other requests and their current status:

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If you are unsure how to request materials, or need some additional guidance, don’t worry.  Special collection staff in the reading room will be happy to walk you through the registration process, assist with requesting materials, and answer any other questions you may have.  In the meantime, we will continue to provide information about Aeon leading up to, and following the August 1 launch.

Until then, follow us @hornbakeLibrary on Twitter or sign up to follow Special Collections and University Archives on WordPress.

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Books Published Before 1850 in Special Collections and University Archives

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The history of the book class being offered through the iSchool at the University of Maryland often has a class assignment requiring students to compare a pre-1850 book with its more modern equivalent. It gives students the opportunity to examine differences in binding, paper, size, and many more details that distinguishes books produced in different eras. They are able to examine a rare book up-close, taking in the tactile nuances that you don’t always find in a modern paperback or ebook.

Special Collections and University Archives has a wonderful Rare Books collection that can serve as a teaching tool for those interested in book history. Stop by the Maryland Room in Hornbake Library North and ask a librarian for more information about our Rare Books holdings.

Interested in more history of the book resources in Hornbake Library? Check out our subject guide.

SO, HOW DO I FIND A BOOK PUBLISHED BEFORE 1850?

If you are interested in locating a book published from a particular time period, use the ‘Advanced Search‘  function in the Classic Online Catalog and limit the date range to the years you would like to search, then limit the location to ‘Marylandia & Rare Books’. If you would also like to view books from McKeldin and other libraries on campus, simply skip this step.  You can also narrow your search by title, author, or keyword.

If you have any questions, we are here to help! Visit us in the Maryland Room in Hornbake Library North and ask a librarian.

SOME POSSIBILITIES FROM OUR COLLECTION INCLUDE:

  • Balzac. Eugénie Grandet. (1841) Rare Stacks PQ2166 .A1 1841
  • Balzac. Le Pere Goriot. (1839) Rare Stacks PQ2168.A1 1839
  • Boswell. Life of Johnson (1807)  Rare Stacks PR3533.B6
  • Bryant, William Cullen. Poems. (1832) Rare Stacks PS1150.E32 & PS1150.E32a
  • Bunyan, John.  Pilgrim’s Progress.  Rare Stacks PR3330.A1 1844 (other editions also available)
  • Burke, Edmund.  Reflections on the Revolution in France.  (1790) Rare Stacks DC150.B8
  • Byron, Lord. Childe Harold’s pilgrimage. (1812). Rare Stacks PR4357 .A1 1812b
  • Chaucer, Geoffrey. The works of Geoffrey Chaucer. (1721). Rare Folio PR1850 1721
  • Defoe, Daniel.  Robinson Crusoe (1810) Rare Stacks PR3403.A1 1810 (2 v.)
  • Dickens, Charles. American Notes (1842) Rare Stacks E165.D53 1842
  • Dickens, Charles.  The Old Curiosity Shop. (1841)  Rare Stacks PR4566 1841
  • Dickens, Charles. The posthumous papers of the Pickwick Club. (1842). Maryland Rare Stacks PZ3.D55 Pi 1842
  • Goldsmith, Oliver.  The Vicar of Wakefield. (1830)  Rare Stacks PR3490.A1 1830
  • Homer.  Iliad.  (1795) Rare Stacks PA4025.A2 1795 (other editions also available)
  • Homer. The odyssey of Homer. (1818) Rare Stacks PA4025.A5 P6 1818 (other editions also available)
  • Livy.  Roman History (Ab urbe condita) (1578) rare Folio PA6452 .A2 1578
  • Locke, John.  Letters Concerning Toleration (1765) Rare Folio BR1610.L4
  • Marshall. Life of George Washington (1804) Rare Stacks E312.M342
  • Milton, John. Paradise lost. (1739) Rare Stacks | PR3560 .A1 1739. (other editions available)
  • Thomas Paine. Rights of man; being an answer to Mr. Burke’s attack on the French revolution. (1791) Rare Stacks JC177 .C128
  • Richardson, Samuel.  Clarissa. (1751) Rare Stacks PR3664.C4 1751
  • Rousseau, Jean-Jacques. Contrat social; ou, Principes du droit politique. (1762) Rare Stacks JC179 .R83 1762a
  • Scott, Sir Walter.  Kenilworth (1821)  Rare Stacks PR5319.A1
  • Scott, Sir Walter. Rob Roy. (1818) Rare Stacks PZ3.S43 Ro 1818
  • Shakespeare. The merchant of Venice. (1802). Rare Stacks PR2838 .A1 1802. (several of Shakespeare’s works are available in altered editions)
  • Shakespeare, William. The plays of William Shakespeare, in ten volumes. (1773) Rare Stacks | PR2752 .J6 1773
  • Shelley. Poetical Works (1840) Rare Stacks PR5402 1840
  • Smith, Adam.  Wealth of Nations  (1789) Rare Stacks HB161.S612 (other editions available)
  • Sterne, Laurence. The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy. (1774)  Rare Stacks PR3714.T4 1774
  • Thucydides. History of the Peloponnesian War (1588)  Rare Folio PA4452 .A2 1588
  • Virgil.  Aeneid (1529)  Rare Folio PA6801 .A2 1529
  • Voltaire. Historical and critical remarks on The history of Charles XII, King of Sweden. (1732) Rare Stacks DL732 .L33
  • Wollstonecraft, Mary. Vindication of the Rights of Women.  (1794) Rare Stacks HQ1596.G62

 

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Aeon 101: RESEARCHER REGISTRATION

Starting August 1, all researchers using Special Collections and University Archives, the Prange Collection, and Special Collections in Performing Arts at the University of Maryland will need to create an online account to use materials in the reading room. We know you will have questions about the new policy, and we are here to help!

WHOW DO I REGISTER?

Registration is quick and easy, and requires you to fill out contact information and select a username and password. You can register online from any computer, or visit the reading room to get help from a librarian. Once you create an account, you will can research in any of the three special collections reading rooms. Some benefits of these changes include:

  • Request materials directly from the catalog record or finding aid. Materials will be placed on hold so they are immediately available when you arrive.
  • View and track the status of your requests.
  • Place duplication orders and retrieve digital scans online.
  • Review your request history. Never forget what collection you consulted or what books you requested. You will even be able to export the citation for easy reference work.
  • Your information is kept secure using a username and password of your choosing. If you are an affiliate of UMD, your will be able to log in using directory ID and password.
  • You only need to register once to use all three reading rooms.

The first time you visit the reading room after creating your account, you will be asked to present a valid university-issued or government-issues photo ID to verify your identity. Then you are all set to begin your research!

With these changes, you can better plan your research visits to the reading room. Special collections staff will continue to provide information  leading up to, and following the August 1 launch.

Until then, follow us @hornbakeLibrary on Twitter or sign up to follow Special Collections and University Archives on WordPress.

Have questions? Contact us

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Aeon 101

Starting August 1, all researchers using Special Collections and University Archives, the Prange Collection, and Special Collections in Performing Arts at the University of Maryland will need to create an online account to use materials in the reading room. We know you will have questions about the new policy, and we are here to help!

As part of our efforts to inform our researchers, we will be posting information in the upcoming weeks about upcoming changes, including how to register, how to make requests for special collections materials, and how to place duplication orders.  So, lets start with the basics.

What is Aeon?

Aeon is a management tool designed specifically for archives and special collection libraries. It automates researcher registration, retrieval requests, and duplication requests to offer researchers greater access and a more efficient way to conduct your special collections research.

You will be able to register and manage your requests for special collections materials online with any computer using your account. Not only can you view the status of all your requests, but you will also be able to access your request history and export citations for the materials you have previously viewed. You can access your account and make requests online from any computer, even when the reading room is closed!

How Will I Know if I Need to Register?

Researchers requesting materials from Special Collections and University Archives in the Maryland Room, the Prange Collection, and Special Collection in Performing Arts will need to make their requests through this new system.  You will notice ‘Request from Special Collections’ links in catalog records and finding aids. These links will prompt you to register or log in using your username and password. If you are unsure, we are here to help! You can visit the reading room or contact us with any questions.

Special collections staff will continue to provide information about the changes. Until then, follow us @hornbakeLibrary on Twitter or sign up to follow Special Collections and University Archives on wordpress.

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The Prange Digital Children’s Book Collection

Originally posted on Gordon W. Prange Collection:

BLOG_Children'sBookCollectionThe Prange Collection contains nearly 8,000 children’s book titles — including picture books (ehon), comic books (manga), and story books (yomimono) — that were published in Japan between 1945 and 1949.  Most of the picture books and comic books are available in the UMD Libraries’ Digital Collections.  The story books and other resources for children have been scanned and are being added to Digital Collections systematically.  Please check the site frequently for newly added books!

Due to copyright restrictions, full-text access to the children’s books is limited to the University of Maryland, College Park campus.  When accessing the books offsite, a thumbnail of the front cover and the bibliographic information only are available.   

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