Programme announced for Cataloguing Creativity at the British Library, 15 November 2013

The Cataloguing Working Party is pleased to annouce the programme for its symposium on cataloguing literary archives and manuscripts: Cataloguing Creativity programme with abstracts [PDF] Tickets (including lunch and refreshments) are a very reasonable £12 and are available from the British Library Box Office - book online, in person, or by telephone  (+44 (0)1937 546 546).  … Continue reading Programme announced for Cataloguing Creativity at the British Library, 15 November 2013

Cataloguing Creativity: Symposium on Literary Archives

Friday 15 November 2013 at the British Library CALL FOR PAPERS   Photo credit: Pedro Arellano   The Cataloguing Working Party of GLAM has today published its updated Guidelines for Cataloguing Literary Archives and Manuscripts, along with a related Thesaurus and Glossary. To mark this event, GLAM will be holding a one-day Symposium focusing on issues related to cataloguing… Continue reading Cataloguing Creativity: Symposium on Literary Archives

Willy Russell Archive deposited at Liverpool John Moores University.

Guest post by Jessica Smith, Project Archivist  Willy Russell is a playwright and musician whose work has enjoyed worldwide success and acclaim. He is best known for plays Educating Rita (1980), Shirley Valentine (1986), Our Day Out (1977), and the musical Blood Brothers (1983). Willy Russell’s works have been translated into numerous languages and won… Continue reading Willy Russell Archive deposited at Liverpool John Moores University.

Improving the user experience

Heather Dean of GLAM(NA) - GLAM's North American sister organisation - has kindly made available the Literary Archives User Study undertaken at the Beinecke Library in 2010. The survey 'was motivated by an interest in working more collaboratively with researchers of literary archives' to gain a better understanding of the challenges facing scholars, and includes… Continue reading Improving the user experience

British Library acquires the archive of poet James Berry

The British Library has acquired the archive of the Caribbean British poet and writer, James Berry OBE. One of the first black writers in Britain to be widely recognised for his work, James Berry came to Britain as part of the first major wave of immigrants from the Caribbean in 1948. Berry's archive includes poetry… Continue reading British Library acquires the archive of poet James Berry

Writers and their Libraries conference: 15-16 March 2013

The Institute of English Studies (University of London), in collaboration with the University of the Andes, Colombia and the University of Lisbon, is hosting an international conference on “Writers and their Libraries” in Senate House, London on 15 and 16 March 2013.  The aim of the conference is to bring together scholars working on the… Continue reading Writers and their Libraries conference: 15-16 March 2013

The Man Who Saves Life Stories

GLAM members who are interested in diaries and the study of life writing may like to have a look at the website of the Great Diary Project: http://www.thegreatdiaryproject.co.uk/public_html/. Founded by Dr Irving Finkel (who some may know in his other incarnation as Assistant Keeper of Ancient Mesopotamian Script, Languages and Cultures at the British Museum),… Continue reading The Man Who Saves Life Stories

Cataloguing Guidance Now Available!

At long last GLAM's cataloguing guidelines are now available on the site in draft form. It has been a massive undertaking and I would like to thank all the members of the Cataloguing Working Party (Christine Faunch, Fran Baker, Helen Melody, Jacqui Grainger) and everyone else who contributed. Please do have a look and remember… Continue reading Cataloguing Guidance Now Available!

Manuscripts Still Matter

The second conference of the UK Literary Heritage Working Group will be held at the British Library on Monday 30th April 2012.  The UK Literary Heritage Working Group, which is chaired by Lord Howarth of Newport, was established in 2005 and campaigns for the implementation of tax incentives to benefit living writers wishing to deposit… Continue reading Manuscripts Still Matter