This video will help you examine physical characteristics of rare books in special collections and use correct terminology when describing the parts of a book. It is meant for students who are new to studying rare books and studying the book as a physical object. Video produced and narrated by Kathryn Brunet. While obtaining her MLIS degree at UCLA, Kathryn interned at the USC Libraries Special Collections in 2020, and created this tutorial for primary source literacy instruction.
The History of the Book is a networked resource focused on the production and reception of materials related to the history of the book and literacy technologies, broadly conceived. This ongoing project is being developed by Professor Johanna Drucker, working with staff and students based at UCLA to provide an online environment for research and learning.