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Presentation on British Library's Dutch Language Collections for students from the University of Sheffield on 8 May 2014.

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Dutch language collections alcs

  1. 1. DUTCH LANGUAGE COLLECTIONS at the BRITISH LIBRARY Marja Kingma, 8 May 2014
  2. 2. www.bl.uk 2 Dutch language collections in the BL? • Cross-border topics • Close Relationship with Britain • “.. The study of the Dutch-Indonesian conflict and its aftermath is… a topic for international discussion. … too important to leave to Dutch historians alone.” Jaap Harskamp, The Indonesian Question. Introd P. X • http://www.bl.uk/reshelp/findhelpregio n/europe/netherlands/index.html
  3. 3. www.bl.uk 3 Coverage Dutch Language Collections • Printed resources 1500 – present day • Published in the Netherlands, Flanders in Dutch, or other languages. • Not necessarily about the Low Countries (Brill) • Subjects cover Humanities and Social Sciences • Approx. 70,000 titles, 18,000 Early printed material
  4. 4. www.bl.uk 4 Dutch Language Collections - Formats • Printed books and journals • Printed newspapers • Pamphlets (microfiche) • Atlases and Maps • Online resources (Online Gallery - Turning the Pages – Dutch Baroque Gardens) http://www.bl.uk/onlinegallery/ttp/dutchgardens/accessibl e/introduction.html
  5. 5. www.bl.uk 5 Dutch Language Collections – Activities • Acquisitions, new and antiquarian, donations • Answer queries from readers and researchers • Manage collections • Give presentations • Collaborate on exhibitions • Attend events to promote DLC • Write blogs / tweet
  6. 6. www.bl.uk 6 Dutch Language Collections – External resources Delpher DBNL.nl STCN Google Books FlickrCommons Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, etc, etc. Go Explore! (BL cat)
  7. 7. www.bl.uk 7 Thank you

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