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Announcing “A Colony in Crisis”

Announcing “A Colony in Crisis”

We are happy to announce the debut of the Colony in Crisis website, where you will find a collection of digitized and translated French pamphlets dealing with the Saint-Domingue grain shortage of 1789. To facilitate access to each pamphlet, we have brought together the French original, a brief historical introduction, and a translation. While the […]

Books Published Before 1850 in Special Collections and University Archives

Books Published Before 1850 in Special Collections and University Archives

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 […]

Updates from Mass Media and Culture, in Special Collections

Read the latest from staff in Mass Media and Culture. Transmitter Spring 2014

Agriculture, Illustrations and Prophecies

Agriculture, Illustrations and Prophecies

Hello everyone, it has been some time since the last post and there are lots of new things to report.  First off, I would like to introduce myself, Marie-Laure Flamer, as a “new” addition to the pamphlets team.  Since my start in October, I have examined over 1,000 pamphlets with diverse subjects such as opinions […]

Revealing La Révolution: Digitized Pamphlets Accessible through WorldCat

Revealing La Révolution: Digitized Pamphlets Accessible through WorldCat. Updated information on how to search for digitized french pamphlets from UMD’s premier collection.

Revealing La Revolution: The Environmental Scan & Microsoft Excel, Part 2

As you now know I began my tenure as the interim Curator for Literature and Rare Books by trying to get more familiar with cataloged items in Rare Books and Special Collections by creating a spreadsheet that would give me an overview of the collection as a whole. Technical Services provided me with a MARC […]

Revealing La Revolution: The Environmental Scan & MARCedit, Part 1

As the interim Curator of Literature and Rare Books I am writing the Environmental Scan for the French Pamphlet Project. Two tools I have found very useful to help with this are MARCedit and Microsoft Excel (I sort of love spreadsheets). I became familiar with MARCedit over the summer as I attempted to gain intellectual […]

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