Z - Bibliography & Library Science Acquisitions during April 2018

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Scripta : tesoros manuscritos de la Universidad de Salamanca
coordinación editorial, Eduardo Azofra Agustín, Margarita Becedas González, Alberto Martín Expósito
Salamanca : Ediciones Universidad Salamanca ; [2017]
La Biblioteca Universitaria de Salamanca, nacida pocos años después que el propio Estudio Salmantino, reúne más de 2.800 manuscritos e incunables, 23 de los cuales se exponen ahora en la Biblioteca Nacional. Estas piezas pertenecen a una época en la que el conocimiento estaba en manos de una exigua minoría y su difusión dependía de las destrezas de aquellos amanuenses que elaboraban los libros erigiéndose en auténticos artesanos del conocimiento. Nos encontramos, por tanto, ante una ocasión excepcional en la que la Universidad de Salamanca ha trasladado una parte muy representativa de su tesoro bibliográfico a la capital de España [.] Con ello, se nos ofrece la oportunidad de reflexionar sobre el importante papel de las universidades en la sociedad y el futuro: en ellas se forman los ciudadanos, en ellas se investiga, y en ellas se transmite el conocimiento.00Exhibition: Biblioteca Nacional de España, Madrid, Spain (04.05.-04.06.2017).l.
Baker Berry Z6621 .B5416 2017

The Broadview introduction to book history
Levy, Michelle, 1968- author
Ontario : Broadview Press, [2017]
Materiality. Reading books -- Bibliography -- Making printed books -- Textuality. Who's been tampering with my text? -- Copy-text -- Variants -- Authorial intentions -- Textual pluralism -- Printing and reading. Print and the book -- The impact of print -- Models for book history -- Print economics -- Controlling print / controlling reading -- Methods for a history of reading -- Intermediality. Models of intermediality -- Orality and writing -- Manuscript and print -- Text and image -- Remediating. New media -- New materiality -- (Hyper)textuality -- Digital printing and screen reading -- Reading, knowledge, and the digital turn -- Computer-assigned reading -- Conclusion.

Book history has emerged in the last twenty years as one of the most important new fields of interdisciplinary study. It has produced new interpretations of major historical events, has made possible new approaches to history, literature, media, and culture, and presents a distinctive historical perspective on current debates about the future of the book. The Broadview Introduction to Book History provides the most comprehensive and up-to-date introduction to this field. Written in a lively, accessible style, chapters on materiality, textuality, printing and reading, intermediality, and remediation guide readers through numerous key concepts, illustrated with examples from literary texts and historical documents produced across a wide historical range. An ideal text for undergraduate and graduate courses in book history, it offers a road map to this dynamic inter-disciplinary field.
Baker Berry East ReadingRm Z4 .L59 2017

A literary tour de France : the world of books on the eve of the French Revolution
Darnton, Robert, author
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2018]
Machine generated contents note: Introduction: Before Balzac -- 1. Our man on Mission -- 2. The View from the Home Office -- 3. Smuggling: Pontarlier -- 4. Sizing up Shops: Lons-le-Saunier -- 5. Selling Books, Collecting Bills: Bourg-en-Bresse -- 6. Entrepreneurs and Buccaneers: Lyon -- 7. Domestic Contraband: Lyon -- 8. The Trade in Trading: Avignon -- 9. The Struggle for Survival in the South: Nîmes, Montpellier, Marseille -- 10. Hard Scrabble in the Southwest: Pézénas to Poitiers -- 11. Peddling and the Capillary System: Loudun -- 12. Upmarket and Downmarket in France's Homeland: Saumur to Dijon -- 13. An Ultimate Example: Besançon -- 14. The End of the Line: An Overview of the Demand for Literature -- 15. Lived Literature -- Acknowledgments.

"The publishing industry in France in the years before the Revolution was a lively and sometimes rough-and-tumble affair, as publishers and printers scrambled to deal with (and if possible evade) shifting censorship laws and tax regulations, in order to cater to a reading public's appetite for books of all kinds, from the famous Encyclopédie, repository of reason and knowledge, to scandal-mongering libel and pornography. Historian and librarian Robert Darnton uses his exclusive access to a trove of documents-letters and documents from authors, publishers, printers, paper millers, type founders, ink manufacturers, smugglers, wagon drivers, warehousemen, and accountants-involving a publishing house in the Swiss town of Neuchatel to bring this world to life. Like other places on the periphery of France, Switzerland was a hotbed of piracy, carefully monitoring the demand for certain kinds of books and finding ways of fulfilling it. Focusing in particular on the diary of Jean-François Favarger, a traveling sales rep for a Swiss firm whose 1778 voyage, on horseback and on foot, around France to visit bookstores and renew accounts forms the spine of this story, Darnton reveals not only how the industry worked and which titles were in greatest demand, but the human scale of its operations. A Literary Tour de France is literally that. Darnton captures the hustle, picaresque comedy, and occasional risk of Favarger's travels in the service of books, and in the process offers an engaging, immersive, and unforgettable narrative of book culture at a critical moment in France's history"--
Baker Berry Z305 .D34 2018

Estantes para los impresos, espacios para los lectores : siglos XVIII-XIX
Laura Suárez de la Torre, coordinadora
Mexico : Instituto Mora, 2017
Baker Berry East ReadingRm Z210 .E88 2017

Editio princeps : a history of the Gutenberg Bible
White, Eric Marshall, author
London ; Harvey Miller Publishers, [2017]
"The Gutenberg Bible is widely recognized as Europes first printed book, a book that forever changed the world. However, despite its initial impact, fame was fleeting: for the better part of three centuries the Bible was virtually forgotten; only after two centuries of tenacious and contentious scholarship did it attain its iconic status as a monument of human invention. Editio princeps: 'a history of the Gutenberg Bible' is the first book to tell the whole story of Europe's first printed edition, describing its creation at Mainz circa 1455, its impact on fifteenth-century life and religion, its fall into oblivion during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, and its rediscovery and rise to worldwide fame during the centuries thereafter. This comprehensive study examines the forty-nine surviving Gutenberg Bibles, and fragments of at least fourteen others, in the chronological order in which they came to light. Combining close analysis of material clues within the Bibles themselves with fresh documentary discoveries, the book reconstructs the history of each copy in unprecedented depth, from its earliest known context through every change of ownership up to the present day. Along the way it introduces the colorful cast of proud possessors, crafty booksellers, observant travelers, and scholarly librarians who shaped our understanding of Europe's first printed book. Bringing the 'biographies' of all the Gutenberg Bibles together for the first time, this richly illustrated study contextualizes both the historic cultural impact of the editio princeps and its transformation into a world treasure."--
Baker Berry East ReadingRm Z241.B58 W45 2017

La biblioteca di Pier Paolo Pasolini
a cura di Graziella Chiarcossi e Franco Zabagli
Firenze : Leo S. Olschki, 2017
Baker Berry Z997.P37 B53 2017

Church and censorship in eighteenth-century Italy : governing reading in the age of Enlightenment
Delpiano, Patrizia, author
New York, NY : Routledge, 2018
From the spoken to the written word -- The world of the index -- Hunting for books -- In pursuit of public opinion.

"Dealing with the issue of ecclesiastical censorship and control over reading and readers, this study challenges the traditional view that during the eighteenth century the Catholic Church in Italy underwent an inexorable decline. It reconstructs the strategies used by the ecclesiastical leadership to regulate the press and culture during a century characterized by important changes, from the spread of the Enlightenment to the creation of a state censorship apparatus. Based on the archival records of the Roman Inquisition and the Congregation of the Index of Forbidden Books preserved in the Vatican, it provides an ... analysis of the Catholic Church's endeavour to keep literature and reading in check by means of censorship and the promotion of a 'good' press. The crisis of the Inquisition system did not imply a general diminution of the Church's involvement in controlling the press. Rather than being effective instruments of repression, the Inquisition and the Index combined to create an ideological apparatus to resist new ideas and to direct public opinion. This was a network mainly inspired by counter-Enlightenment principles which would go on to influence the Church's action well beyond the eighteenth century."--
Baker Berry Z658.I8 D4513 2018

De Pérgamo a la nube : nuevos acercamientos y perspectivas a las edades del libro
Laurette Godinas, Marina Garone Gravier e Isabel Galina Russell (editoras)
Ciudad de México : Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, agosto 2017
"De Pérgamo a la nube: nuevos acercamientos a la historia del libro abre un espacio para la construcción de este campo de interés, al reunir colaboraciones de especialistas. Las manifestaciones del libro manuscrito perfilan su importancia para la edición del texto, o para una historia de la caligrafía. Sobre el libro impreso, refiere renovados intereses, por un lado, por la circulación y el comercio de los mismos y, por el otro, por los medios de producción, la relación entre iconografía y texto y, también su importancia en la historia de la literatura. En cuanto al libro electrónico, además de ofrecer un catálogo de las manifestaciones de la textualidad en el entorno digital, pone de manifiesto la dificultad tipológica de ampliar el tradicional concepto de libro para la designación de los soportes innovadores. Este libro incluye nuevas propuestas que, sin duda, dan pie a retos renovados, y nos acerca a la complejidad que conlleva la bibliografía contemporánea."--Back cover.
Baker Berry East ReadingRm Z4 .D4 2017

Bibliografía afrodomínico-haitiana, 1763-2015
Deive, Carlos Esteban, 1935- author
Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional : Archivo General de la Nación, 2016
Baker Berry Z1536 .D458 2016

Writing and power in the Roman world : literacies and material culture
Eckardt, Hella, author
Cambridge, United Kingdom ; Cambridge University Press, 2018
Machine generated contents note: Part I. Understanding Literacies, Material Culture and Practice in the Roman World: 1. Introduction: literacies, power and identities; 2. The practicalities of literacy: writing implements in the Roman world; 3. Literacy as technology and practice; Part II. A Case Study: 4. Materials and production; 5. Metal inkwells in the Roman Empire; 6. A practice turn: thinking about inkwell use; 7. The spatial and social distribution of inkwells; Part III. Writing Equipment in Funerary Contexts and the Expression of Identities: 8. Literacy as performance: self-presentation of the educated elite?; 9. Literacy and the life course: gender; 10. Literacy and the life course: age; 11. Literacy, the body and elite identities: writing and status; 12. Conclusion: writing Empire through material culture.

"In this book, Hella Eckardt offers new insights into literacy in the Roman world by examining the tools that enabled writing, such as inkwells, styli and tablets. Literacy was an important skill in the ancient world and power could be and often was, exercised through texts. Eckardt explores how writing equipment shaped practices such as posture and handwriting and her careful analysis of burial data shows considerable numbers of women and children interred with writing equipment, notably inkwells, in an effort to display status as well as age and gender. The volume offers a comprehensive review of recent approaches to literacy during Roman antiquity and adds a distinctive material turn to our understanding of this crucial skill and the embodied practices of its use. At the heart of this study lies the nature of the relationship between the material culture of writing and socio-cultural identities in the Roman period."--
Baker Berry Z45 .E35 2018

Algorithms of oppression : how search engines reinforce racism
Noble, Safiya Umoja, author
New York : New York University Press, [2018]
Introduction: The power of algorithms -- A society, searching -- Searching for Black girls -- Searching for people and communities -- Searching for protections from search engines -- The future of knowledge in the public -- The future of information culture -- Conclusion: Algorithms of oppression.

"In Algorithms of Oppression, Safiya Umoja Noble challenges the idea that search engines like Google offer an equal playing field for all forms of ideas, identities, and activities. Data discrimination is a real social problem. Noble argues that the combination of private interests in promoting certain sites, along with the monopoly status of a relatively small number of Internet search engines, leads to a biased set of search algorithms that privilege whiteness and discriminate against people of color, especially women of color. Through an analysis of textual and media searches as well as extensive research on paid online advertising, Noble exposes a culture of racism and sexism in the way discoverability is created online. As search engines and their related companies grow in importance-operating as a source for email, a major vehicle for primary and secondary school learning, and beyond-understanding and reversing these disquieting trends and discriminatory practices is of utmost importance"--back cover.
Baker Berry ZA4230 .N63 2018

The politics of theory and the practice of critical librarianship
editors, Karen P. Nicholson and Maura Seale
Sacramento, CA : Library Juice Press, 2018
Introduction / Karen P. Nicholson and Maura Seale -- In Resistance to a Capitalist Past: Emerging Practices of Critical Librarianship / Lua Gregory and Shana Higgins -- "Ruthless Criticism of All that Exists": Marxism, Technology, and Library Work / Sam Popwich -- Making the Case for a Sociocultural Perspective on Information Literacy / Alison Hicks -- Critical Systems Librarianship / Simon Barron and Andrew Preater -- Disability at Work: Libraries, Built to Exclude / Jessica Schomberg -- Ordering Things / Sarah J. Coysh, William Denton and Lisa Sloniowski -- Indigenous Information Literacy: nêhiyaw Kinship Enabling Self-Care in research / Jessis Loyer -- Envisioning a Critical Archival Pedagogy / Michelle Caswell -- Reflections on Running a CritLIS Reading Group / Penny Andrews, Elizabeth L. Chapman, Jessica Elmore, Dan Grace, Emily Nunn, and Sheila Webber -- Reflections on Reistance, Decolonization, and the Historical Trauma of Libraries and Academia / Nicola Andrews -- Critical Librarianship as an Academic Pursuit / Ian Beilin -- Each According to Their Ability: Zine Librarians Talking About Their Community / Violet Fox, Kelly McElroy, Jude Vachon and Kelly Wooten -- Quantitative Researchers, Critical Librarians: Potential Allies in Pursuit of a Socially Just Praxis / Selinda Adelle Berg -- Interrogating the Collective: #Critlib and the Problem of Community / Nora Almeida.

"Over the past fifteen years, librarians have increasingly looked to theory as a means to destablize normative discourses and practices with LIS, to engage in inclusive and non-authoritarian pedagogies, and to organize for social justice. "Critlib", short for "critical librarianship," is variously used to refer to a growing body of scholarship, an intellectual or activist movement within librarianship, an online community that occasionally organizes in-person meetings, and an informal Twitter discussion space active since 2014, identified by the #critlib hashtag. Critlib "aims to engage in discussion about critical perspectives on library practice" but it also seeks to bring 'socal justice principles into our work in libraries' (http://critlib.org/about/)." --Back cover.
Baker Berry Z665 .P8175 2018

Die Silberbibliothek aus Königsberg (1545-1562) : Reformation und Hofkultur : Bestandskatalog der 12 Bände der Nikolaus-Kopernikus-Universität in Toruń und je eines Bandes der Nationalbibliothek in Warszawa, des Museums für Ermland und Masuren in Olsztyn sowie des Königsschlosses auf dem Wawel - Staatliche Kunstsammlungen in Kraków
von Michał F. Woźniak ; aus dem Polnischen von Agnieszka Lindenhayn-Fiedorowicz ; herausgegeben von Ruth Slenczka für das Haus der Brandenburgisch-Preussischen Geschichte
Potsdam : Haus der Brandenburgisch-Preussischen Geschichte ; 2017
Baker Berry East ReadingRm Z269.3.S55 S55 2017

Resources for gender and women's studies : a feminist review
Madison, WI : Office of Gender and Women's Studies Librarian, [2018]-
Baker Berry Z688.W65 F46

Mujeres bibliófilas en España
Baranda, Nieves, author
Madrid : Turpin Editores, [2017]
Baker Berry Z989.A1 B37 2017

Mujeres de la imprenta madrileña (ss. XVI-XVIII)
Sanz Hermida, Jacobo, author
[Madrid] : Turpin Editores, ©2017
Baker Berry East ReadingRm Z243.S75 S26 2017