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Digital Galleries • Fewer galleries than other Special Collections – Have collaborated, esp. with manuscript library • Digitization on demand – Will scan materials for distance requests • Exhibitions project-based – Focus on book arts • Help preserve materials – Cannot replace value of physical materials
Further ReadingBishop, William W. “Rare Book Rooms in Libraries.” The Library Quarterly 12.3 (1942): 375-85. JSTOR. Web. 11 July 2012.Davis, Erin. Rare Books. St. Louis: Washington University Libraries Department of Special Collections, 2007. Print.Hausman, Sandy. “Students Get Up Close And Personal With Rare Books.” Weekend Edition Sunday. NPR. WVTF, Roanoke, VA, 17 July 2011. Radio.Potter, Susan, and Robert P. Holley. “Rare Material in Academic Libraries.” Collection Building 29.4 (2010): 148. ProQuest. Web. 21 June 2012.Rogers, Betsy. “A Rare & Notable Find.” Washington Magazine. Washington University in St. Louis, 2012. Web. 12 July 2012.Torre, Meredith. “Why Should They Not Benefit from Rare Books? Special Collections and Shaping the Learning Experience in Higher Education.” Library Review 57.1 (2008): 36-41. ProQuest. Web. 12 July 2012.Traister, Daniel. “Public Services and Outreach in Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Libraries.” Library Trends 52.1 (2003): 87. ProQuest. Web. 11 July 2012.Visser, Michelle. “Considerations in the Preparation of Library Exhibits Featuring Rare Books and Manuscripts.” College & Undergraduate Libraries 11.2 (2004): 51-62. Library, Information Science, & Technology Abstracts with Full Text. Web. 12 July 2012.