Provenance of Early Printed Books: from Identification to Reconstruction
|Keywords||Provenance – Rare Books and Manuscript collections – Early printed books – Linking identities-collections-places – Semantic Web – Research on provenance - History of Lyon libraries – Library walking tours – Reconstruction of dispersed libraries – Humanistic Lyon libraries – History of the booktrade – Censored books – Hebrew Renaissance collections – Christian Hebraism|
|Citation||HULVEY, Monique. Provenance of Early Printed Books: from Identification to Reconstruction. Acta Musei Nationalis Pragae – Historia litterarum. Prague: National Museum, 2013, 58(3-4), 28-34. ISSN 0036-5351. Also available from: https://publikace.nm.cz/en/periodicals/amnphl/58-3-4/provenance-of-early-printed-books-from-identification-to-reconstruction|
For more than twelve years, the Bibliothčque municipale de Lyon has been striving to create a Provenance database linking its collections to their former owners, Throughout Europe and now through the streets of the city of Lyon itself with walking tours evoking the history of ancient libraries, this contextual information builds a web of connections. With the help of local, national, and international collaborations, the library is presently working on a program of reconstruction of dispersed libraries in order to contribute to both scholarly research on the history of collections and a better sharing with the general public of this common heritage.