Rare Book Collections Staff — responsibilities and interests

This lists staff in alphabetical order and their email addresses.

Robert L Betteridge

Email: r.l.betteridge@nls.uk

  • Responsibilities:
    Catalogue retroconversion and maintenance; ESTC liaison; additional duties as required.
  • Interests, including areas of particular experience, collections worked with:
    Cataloguing policy and standards; retroconversion project, especially pre-1801 material; provenance, bookplates, heraldry; digital photography. Collections: Antiquaries, Chinese Books, Egypte, Graham Brown, Henderson Smith, Lloyd, Naismith, Roxburghe, Stevenson, Sutherland, Walter Blaikie.
  • Languages:
    Basic Latin.

Anette Hagan

Email: a.hagan@nls.uk

  • Responsibilities:
    Services to remote users; all Rare Book web pages; Digital Library liaison; overview of Rare Book contributions to digitisation programme; liaison regarding Digital Objects Database and Digital Archive; co-ordination of remote enquiries; reporting key acquisitions to the Library's Trustees; promotion of collections through web pages; departmental representative on OPAC Functional Group and Intellectual Property Committee.
  • Interests, including areas of particular experience, collections worked with:
    Digitisation and metadata creation; history of Lowland Scots, contemporary Gaelic; modern Scottish fiction; post-Reformation history of Scotland; the Highland bagpipe; Protestant Reformation on the Continent and in Scotland, especially Luther, Calvin and Knox; 18th- to 20th-century German theology, esp. Schleiermacher; Scottish Enlightenment; 18th- to 19th-century Continental philosophy, especially Kierkegaard; Romanticism in Continental and Scottish literature. Collections: Abbotsford, Astorga, Auld, Balmoral, Blair, Borrow, Cassidy, Combe, Cowan, Cox, Crawford Indulgences, Crawford Reformation and Lutheran Tracts, Dieterichs, Fort Augustus, Haxton, Henderson Memorial Library, Hew Morrison, J F Campbell, Keiller, Matheson, Oban Cathedral, Ossian, Polish Collections, Robert McKinlay, Saltoun Manse, Scottish Catholic Archives, Thorkelin, Westlake.
  • Languages:
    Native German speaker, working knowledge of French, Gaelic and Scots, rudimentary Latin.

Graham Hogg

Email: g.hogg@nls.uk

  • Responsibilities:
    Collection development (purchasing, deposits and donations); co-ordinating user services in the Special Materials Reading Room; microfilming/digitisation projects (Cengage Gale 19th-Century UK Periodicals Project); collection management (buildings) regarding storage and disposition of rare books collections; Rare Books in Scotland (RBiS) Forum (convener). Collections: Bute, Crawford English Newspapers, Dieterichs, Dowden, Gray, Henderson Smith, Ian Hamilton Finlay, John Leslie Sanderson, Meriden Gravure Company, Newbattle, Newhailes, Photographs, Ronald W Clark, Ruari McLean, Savage, W A Dwiggins.
  • Interests, including areas of particular experience, collections worked with:
    Microfilming projects; collection management; preservation management; typography; private press books; post-Reformation British and German history; influence of classical literature on Renaissance literature; sporting literature; military history.
  • Languages:
    Working knowledge of German, Greek, Latin and French.

Karen Lindsay

Email: k.lindsay@nls.uk

  • Responsibilities:
    Gale, Proquest; liaison with Information Systems; Health and Safety.
  • Interests, including areas of particular experience, collections worked with:
    Cataloguing policy and standards, projects, microfilming, provenance, IT, databases, internet, serials. Collections: Cain, Cunninghame Graham, F E MacDonald, George Campbell Hay, Hew Morrison, J F Campbell, Lyle, Newman, Ossian.

    Languages:
    Gaelic (learning).

James Mitchell

Email: james.mitchell@nls.uk

  • Responsibilities:
    Cataloguing of current accessions; co-ordination of shelfmarking; creation of collection level records; maintenance of NRR/SU reference stock.
  • Interests, including areas of particular experience, collections worked with:
    Cataloguing; digitisation; critical editing; the applicability of textual bibliography for the critical editing of music; Renaissance lute tablature and Renaissance polyphony 1400-1550; European Continental music 1875-1945; the Scottish diaspora, especially Canada and USA; religious controvery in the Scottish church 1700-1900; English poetry, especially the Modernists. Collections: Balfour, Begg, Edinburgh Society of Musicians, Glen, Hopkinson, ICAS, Inglis, Macadam, Mackie, Mercier, Moir, Murdoch Henderson, Social Credit, Stevenson, Tweedsmuir.
  • Other, including languages:
    Working knowledge of French and German; contemporary musical notation; white and black mensural notation, French and Italian lute tablature.

Helen Vincent — Head of Rare Books and Music

Email: h.vincent@nls.uk

  • Responsibilities:
    Co-ordinating promotion of Rare Book collections and services, including visits to and from external groups; schools activities; higher education, including postgraduate inductions, teaching sessions and courses; liaison with External Relations division; collection management (books) regarding stock audit of collections and liaison with Preservation and Conservation division; Outlook development; incunabula matters; internal rolling divisional training programme.
  • Interests, including areas of particular experience, collections worked with:
    Incunabula; Early Modern English and continental literature; History of the Book, especially 16th-century English and Italian; humanism; textual criticism; Reformation history (Anglican/Episcopal and Calvinist); women's writing; women and the book trade; children's literature. Collections: Aitken, Antiquaries, Birkbeck, Blairs College, Bute, Castle Fraser, Cathedral of the Isles, Crawford Collections, Crawford Borghese, Crawford Indulgences, Dowden, Drygrange, Episcopal Church of Scotland, Ferguson, Fort Augustus, Gray, Grindlay, Haxton, Hugh Sharp, J G Scott, James Ramsay MacDonald, Jolly, Keiller, Kelmscott Press, Lauriston Castle, Lord George Douglas, MacCurdy, MacNaughton, Maitland Thomson, Martin, Maxwell A Begg, Nichol Smith, Oliphant, Paterson, Perth St Ninian's Cathedral, Protestant Institute, Renwick, Rosebery, Royal High School, Saltoun Manse, Walter Blaikie, Warden, Woodburn.
  • Languages:
    Fluent at reading Latin, French, Italian; working knowledge of Greek.

 

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