- Dr Christopher Hilton (Senior Archivist - The Wellcome Trust)
|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||Essay ( circa 2,000 words)||60%|
|Semester Assessment||Bibliographical exercise||40%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Submission of supplementary coursework for failed course elements of coursework in line with the with the learing outcomes of the original assignment.||100%|
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
* Discuss the development of the printed book and some of its major participants in continental Europe.
* Analyse the principal physical characteristics of page layout in a printed book of the hand-press period.
* Identify the principal method of book binding and problems of their conservation.
* Explain the different methods of book illustration.
* Outline the purposes and techniques of descriptive bibliography.
* Write a bibliographical description of a printed book.
* Transcribe a simple handwritten text of the early modern period.
* Outline the use of provenance evidence in book history.
* Describe the different types of catalogues and bibliographies used in rare books collections.
- Create appropriate MARC catalogue records for a collection of early printed books by re-using existing machine-readable records or creating new ones.
* Examine the place of the rare book in the contemporary academic and commercial context.
This module will enable students to consider the book as a physical object (typography, bindings, illustration, evidence of ownership) and to understand its place in the modern scholarly context.
Unit Two: The Look of the book: binding and illustration
Unit Three: Descriptive bibliography
Unit Four: Traces of Ownership
Unit Five: Catalogues and cataloguing
Unit Six: Beyond the book
|Skills Type||Skills details|
|Application of Number|
|Communication||Writing and presenting skills.|
|Improving own Learning and Performance||Implicitly, by building on materials from the introductory modules and development of skills within this module.|
|Information Technology||Use of web-based catalogues and databases; use of web based conference facilities.|
|Personal Development and Career planning||Use of library working environment in activites and assignments in a specialist area of library and information studies.|
|Problem solving||Analysis and description of the physical make-up and appearance of early printed books.|
|Research skills||Several activies involve a researched follow-up taught examples.|
|Subject Specific Skills||Bibliographical analysis and description, rare books cataloguing, identification of engraving techniques, provenance research.|
This module is at CQFW Level 7