The Special Collections Handbook, Third Edition

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An essential resource for staff working with special collections in a wide range of settings, including academia, public libraries, and museums, this new edition has been revised and updated to reflect the growth and complexity of the environment in which special collections operate. Cullingford thoroughly covers the essential principles, skills, and knowledge to manage special collections in any setting, including

  • preservation;
  • developing and managing collections, including enriched guidance on decolonizing collections;
  • understanding objects;
  • emergency planning and security;
  • facilities, with discussion of working towards zero-carbon buildings;
  • managing remote access by staff and users;
  • legal and ethical concerns, including new material on the 2018 UK Data Protection Act;
  • cataloging;
  • digitization and digital resources;
  • the implications of the “digital shift” and the place of special collections in online and hybrid teaching and learning;
  • marketing, outreach, and advocacy; and
  • fundraising.
Published: 2022
Publisher: Facet Publishing, UK
Pages: 336
Sku: 9781783305377

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