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microfilm worker Well Equipped: Library technology from days past
Over the years Crerar Library has used the newest equipment and technologies to make books, journals and other information accessible to patrons. These tools have evolved through the years. A library card system has been replaced with online catalog with significant collections available electronically. Early techniques for photocopying and microfilming materials have been eclipsed by digital scanning services. Displayed are objects and photos of some of these earlier pieces used by the Library.
Locations
Crerar Library, 1st Floor
Sept. 18 — June 8, 2018
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Subjects
University of Chicago Library
Library Science
Exhibits
Preservation Staff Photo The Economics of Library Conservation
The exhibit demonstrates the need for conservation through an examination of some of the materials at stake, displayed alongside discussions of preservation concerns and the costs of particular forms of care for the collection.
Locations
Special Collections Research Center
Jan. 1 — Dec. 1, 1985
Subjects
Library Science
Great is the Gift Great Is the Gift that Bringeth Knowledge: Highlights from the History of the John Crerar Library
Marking the 100th anniversary of the death of John Crerar, the exhibition utilized documents, photographs, and artifacts from the Crerar collections to chronicle the library's distinguished collections and effective public service programs from its creation until the merger with the University of Chicago.
Locations
Special Collections Research Center
Oct. 1 — April 1, 1989
Subjects
Library Science
Default Placeholder Photo So Big: Manuscripts on the Move
A selection of manuscripts, chosen according to the serendipitous principle that they were too large to fit into the upright wall cases, is on display throughout the year.
Locations
Special Collections Research Center
Sept. 1 — Aug. 1, 1999
Subjects
Library Science
microfilm worker Well Equipped: Library technology from days past
Over the years Crerar Library has used the newest equipment and technologies to make books, journals and other information accessible to patrons. These tools have evolved through the years. A library card system has been replaced with online catalog with significant collections available electronically. Early techniques for photocopying and microfilming materials have been eclipsed by digital scanning services. Displayed are objects and photos of some of these earlier pieces used by the Library.
Locations
Crerar Library, 1st Floor
Sept. 18 — June 8, 2018
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Subjects
University of Chicago Library
Library Science