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Free Download: Studies in the Making of Early Hebrew Book

In celebration of Academic Book Week, Brill Publishers has made a number of books available for free online. Of interest to readers of this blog may be Marvin J. Heller’s Studies in the Making of Early Hebrew Book. HT

Physical Materials in a Digital Age

This is a video of a conference from last summer at the National Library of Israel that addresses issues related to books in the digital age. Physical Materials in a Digital Age Chair: Sharon Liberman Mintz, The Jewish Theological Seminary Presenters: Michelle Chesner, Columbia University In the Footprints of Giants: Taking the Digital Beyond Digitization […]

JTS Booksale December 2015

Valmadonna Trust Library to be Broken Up and Sold

The rumors are true, after no one was found who would buy the entire collection, the famed Valmadonna Trust Library is to be broken up and sold. It’s official! Valmadonna Trust Library sale, Part I, @Sothebys, December 22: — Michelle Chesner (@hchesner) November 13, 2015 If you have the money, a complete Bomberg Talmud […]

Hayyim Nachman Bialik’s Gemara

Musings of a Jewish Bookseller has acquired what may be a Gemara volume that was used by Hayyim Nachman Bialik. Read about it here.

Fixing Old Bibles

The New York Times has a nice article about a book doctor. There are some interesting comments about the differences between “family Bibles” and “study Bibles.” The Bibles that Ms. McKay repairs can be the well-loved regular Bibles of regular churchgoers, marked up on a near-daily basis. Or they can be more than a century […]

Vatican and Oxford Libraries to Digitize MSS and Books for Posting Online

Great news: (hat tip) The Oxford University and Vatican libraries are to jointly digitise 1.5m pages of ancient texts and make them available free online. The libraries said the digitised collections will centre on three subject areas: Greek manuscripts, 15th-century printed books and Hebrew manuscripts and early printed books.

Bibliography of the Hebrew Book is Online

The National Library of Israel has made the Bibliography of the Hebrew Book 1470-1960 available online. Fantastic news.

Bibliography of the Hebrew Book On the Move

From the National Library of Israel’s Facebook page: The National Library of Israel is pleased to announce it has purchased the distribution rights to the Bibliography of the Hebrew Book 1470-1960 from CDI Systems, which distributed the database in recent years. The existing data is currently being converted to the Library system. Access will be […]

The Jewish Book: Past, Present, and Future

The Jewish Book: Past, Present, Future The Lillian Goldman Symposium Sunday, April 3, 1:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m. at the Center for Jewish History What makes a Jewish book? Who are the People of the Book? How have Jewish books changed with changes in technology? The “history of the book” is a lively field of historical scholarship […]

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