History of the Book Online Project

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Designed as a textbook for the History of the Book class taught by Johanna Drucker in the UCLA Department of Information Studies, this free online project explores the production and reception of materials related to the history of the book and literacy technologies. It uses examples from UCLA collections including UCLA Library Special Collections and includes exhibits made by students in collaboration with Drucker. Development is ongoing, with plans to create new units, exhibits, and spotlight features about individual books or holdings.

In this presentation, Drucker will describe the project’s development; decisions about its technical and intellectual development, including work with students and with staff in UCLA Library Special Collections and the Digital Library; and plans for its future. Library curators and staff are encouraged to consider participating in the project’s future development and to offer insight into how it could serve as a model for other collaborative pedagogical/research work,

Drucker is the Bernard and Martin Breslauer Professor of Bibliography at UCLA. The History of the Book Online began in 2012 with funding with the UCLA Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research.

The event is co-sponsored by the UCLA Library and the Department of Information Studies. Admission is free; no reservations are required.