IFLA’s Rare Books and Special Collections Section has launched a new blog, Rare & Special, which hopes to act as a dynamic news resource for the international community of rare book, manuscript, archival and special collections. In the submission linked below the team review the IFLA pre-satellite conference coordinated by UCT Special Collections.
History not only tells us where we come from, it also contains valuable lessons. Thus, the process of preserving history through the archive is vitally important. Recognising this, UCT recently launched Humanitec, which saw the digitisation of more than 14 000 objects from the 14 archival collections housed at UCT Libraries. Here is a snapshot of what is available through Humanitec, and in some of these collections.
UCT Libraries Special Collections would like to pay tribute to Basil Breakey, who passed away on 9 September.