ERIC Number: ED343612
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Jewelry History: A Core Bibliography in Support of Preservation.
Klein, Christine De Bow
The intent of this project was to create a core bibliography in support of preservation of scholarly jewelry research, and to encourage the interest and involvement of jewelry historians, appraisers, professionals, collectors, and connoisseurs in preservation initiatives. The bibliography identifies a core of jewelry history books that are frequently cited and may be prime targets for preservation. Fifteen respected jewelry historians, jewelry scholars, and appraisers were requested to supply a list of the 25 works that they considered to be the most important books that supported their individual field of research. In addition, the respondents were surveyed to determine common preservation problems within the field. The results of this survey, which included access problems (e.g., brittle books and unavailable materials), are presented in the first half of the report. Brief descriptions of the collections and services of six libraries with significant holdings conclude the first part. The core bibliography, which comprises 284 titles, including the respondents' selections and additions from 11 selected bibliographies, makes up the second half of the report. It is noted that all of these titles are candidates for preservation. Each bibliographical entry consists of the document's full name or complete title with subtitle, the date of publication, the number of survey respondents who cited the book, the number of times the book was cited in the 11 bibliographies consulted, whether the material has been microfilmed, and whether it is endangered or has been reprinted. (MAB)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Archives, Bibliographic Records, Documentation, History, Library Collections, Microforms, Preservation, Primary Sources, Records Management, Research Tools, Resource Materials, Surveys
Commission on Preservation and Access, 1400 16th Street, N.W., Suite 740, Washington, DC 20036-2217 ($12.00).
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Commission on Preservation and Access, Washington, DC.