Posted September 03, 2013
The USTC hosts an active programme of internships. This is intended to provide scholars and students interested in developing an interest in bibliography with an opportunity to work with the project team in St Andrews. They will receive instruction in rare books cataloguing and have the chance for hands-on experience with the University Library’s uncatalogued 17th century collections.continue reading
Posted August 21, 2013
The marketplace for print in Spain, Portugal and the New World witnessed many pro- found transformations in the first half of the seventeenth century. Overall, there was a dramatic increase in the output of the presses, while patterns of production shifted significantly from what had been set in the preceding century.
The period witnessed the growth of an increasingly vibrant news culture. Appetites for recreational reading also began to change, seen not least in the number of printed plays available for purchase. Though attracting far less scholarly attention, perhaps the most noteworthy development of all was the maturing use of the press to service…continue reading
Posted August 02, 2013
The USTC project has welcomed to St Andrews this year a whole host of visitors, interns and volunteers. Most have worked with us for a period of between six and eight weeks, gaining valuable experience in the cataloguing of early printed books and in the work of the USTC. Our visitors also took part in our annual Book history conference, helping us welcome delegates from all parts of the bibliographical world…continue reading