Past Programs in 2017
Disruptive Technologies and Migratory Books: Bookselling and Publishing in the 21st Century
Tony Sanfilippo, Director of the Ohio State University Press, Topics will cover topics affecting publishers today including industry consolidation, the impact of the digital revolution and online retail, and what the future might hold for independent publishers.
The “Highlights for Children” Archive
Deidra Herring, Associate Professor and Subject Specialist for Education, Collections, Instruction, & Public Services at the Ohio State University Libraries, will talk about the "Highlights for Children" Archive at The Ohio State University Library.
Shedding Light on Cuba Through the Creations of “Ediciones Vigia”
Jeanne Drewes, Chief of the Binding and Collections Care Division of the Library of Congress, will present “Shedding Light on Cuba Through the Creations of Ediciones Vigia, Publishing House, Matanzas Cuba.”
Charles Dickens and Anthony Trollope: Perspectives on Victorian England
A conversation about Charles Dickens and Anthony Trollope wherein varying perspectives of Victorian Britain were derived from the works of two of the greatest literary artists of the age. The Dickensian perspective was presented by Roger Jerome and the Trollopian perspective by Bill Rich.
The Alexander Hamilton Collection: The Discovery, Curation and Sale
Selby Kiffer, Sotheby’s Senior VP and International Senior Specialist for Books & Manuscripts will talke about the well-publicized sale of the Alexander Hamilton papers.
Photographic Books and the Bookseller
Andrew Cahan will speak on the challenges of a photographic bookseller particularly the specialist trade and the art book market. In addition, he will relate his role in collection development work for universities, the importance of book fairs, the opportunities for the modest collector, and the future of book collecting.
Techniques of Printmaking
The inclusion of prints in books has been an integral part of publishing for centuries, yet few people are intimately familiar with the many processes: intaglio, relief, planographic, and so on, used to produce them. OSU Professor Sergio Soave will give us an overview of the various techniques, their preparation, and execution.
Neumes to Notes…The History of Written Music
The history and evolution of the signs, symbols, and characters that lead to modern music notation. Boone’s research reveals “musical notation considered itself as a form of script, evolving as the functions and implementation of handwriting evolves.”