Thursday, December 22, 2011

2012 Meeting of the Forum for Classics, Libraries, and Scholarly Communication

The Forum for Classics, Libraries, and Scholarly Communication (FCLSC) will meet during the APA/AIA meetings on Saturday, January 7th  2012 from 9:00-10:30 a.m. in the Jefferson Boardroom at Loews Philadelphia Hotel.
The Forum brings together people interested in the intersection between classical studies, libraries, and scholarly communication, in order to promote timely exchange of information and ideas. Members also collaborate on projects of mutual concern. As an officially affiliated group of the American Philological Association, the Forum aims to support initiatives of the APA relating to libraries and scholarly communication.
This year's meeting will include a presentation by Prof. Dr. Ortwin Dally, Secretary General of the German Archaeological Institute, on ZENON and related projects. 

3.       “E-books versus Print”  We decided last meeting that we really enjoy and find quite useful free flowing discussions on topics of importance to us.  Catherine Mardikes met recently with Classics faculty and grad students at Chicago to discuss selection strategies in this strange hybrid world in which we find ourselves, and will introduce the subject

FCLSC welcomes any and all who are interested.

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Monday, December 19, 2011

Library stamps from Institut d'Egypte

Distributed on MELANET, the mailing list of the Middle East Librarians Association - reposted here with permission (see also the aggregation of information on The Fire at the Institut d'Egypte Cairo)

FYI: During a visit to National Library and Archives of Egypt today, I took photos of the different library stamps seen in the materials recovered from the Institut d'Egypte. The fourth image is perhaps not as clear as I thought.

With the permission of NLAE Director Dr. Zain Abdel-Hady, I am posting these with the hopes that it would be useful should any of the Institut's holdings be spotted in the antiquarian book market. This is merely a precaution and should not be construed as anything being reported missing or outside the control of NLAE or the Egyptian Ministry of Culture.

Please feel free to share or distribute to interested parties.

This activity falls in line with MELA's committee on Iraqi Libraries efforts to collect stamps and ownership marks of Iraqi libraries and make these available for public knowledge and awareness:



William J. Kopycki
Field Director
Library of Congress--Cairo, Egypt
US Embassy
8 Kamal al-Din Salah St.
Garden City, Cairo
Tel. +20-2-2797-3564
Fax +20-2-2796-0233