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The Second Life of Books from Private Collections
The Second Life of Books from Private Collections

Author(s): Elena Harconiţa
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Library and Information Science
Published by: Trivent Publishing
Keywords: information resources; personal libraries; donors; private collections; reading; users
Summary/Abstract: The key objective of the Scientific Library of „Alecu Russo” Bălţi State University (USARB) is to develop information resources and to provide access to the global information network. In this respect, many projects have been developed which attracted considerable investment and sponsorship, including the opening of international centres and private collections. A source of collection enrichment is represented by donations from known or less known personalities from Moldova and abroad. The relationship with owners and heirs of personal libraries has facilitated their donation to the University Library, as well as the diversification of valuable heritage book offers. 11 private collections have completed the collection of the Library with new and unique titles, representing a generous and useful cultural and scientific approach. The geographical area of the titles cover the Republic of Moldova, Romania, Germany, and Sweden. The university librarians manage, promote, and keep all these scientific and cultural treasures for present and future generations.

  • Page Range: 119-136
  • Page Count: 18
  • Publication Year: 2018
  • Language: English