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Oxford college choirs is maintained but other recordings are not generally purchased. Donations of individual recordings are usually accepted, particularly when they relate to specific items in or important areas of the collections. Donations of collections of recordings may be considered, especially if they are of special archival interest for example, non-commercial recordings. This site uses cookies to support some content and functions, and also Google Analytics.

By using this site you agree to their use. Collection development policy: Special collections. Scope This Collection Development Policy outlines the key areas in which the Department of Special Collections seeks to build its holdings. Material may be accepted in various formats, including: Printed material on paper including ephemera , parchment or other media Manuscript material on paper, parchment, birch bark, palm leaf Photographic material, such as photographic prints, negatives and slides Artistic material in various media Audio-visual material, such as film, videotapes and audiotapes Born digital material, such as documents, emails, photographs and websites Objects as described above Decisions to accept material depends upon a careful assessment of suitability in relation to the principal collecting areas set out below.

Additionally, in assessing the suitability of materials for acceptance: Careful consideration will be given to the collection strengths and policies of other collecting institutions within the university including its colleges and beyond and in some cases these may be deferred to where a strong academic or cultural case can be made. Decisions to accept material will be informed by the assessments of expert staff in the department of Special Collections and where appropriate active researchers and subject experts within the wider Bodleian Libraries, the university and beyond.


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Careful consideration will be given to the condition of material and to any legal or ethical implications of the material, including provenance and title. Other material readily available elsewhere, such as offprints, publications, un-annotated proofs, mimeographed, photocopied or otherwise duplicated typescripts and facsimiles of archival material held elsewhere are not generally accepted.

However such items may be retained if they form an integral part of an archival collection. Collections of printed material are always considered; however, unless it is seen to be particularly important to retain the collection intact or individual items contain important annotations or other copy specific features bindings, marks of ownership, etc , the Library will not normally accept items which duplicate material already in its collections, or else reserves the right to return or dispose of them.

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Collections containing substantial numbers of books not already in the Bodleian are accepted on the understanding that they may be weeded for duplicates. The libraries retain the right to decline offers of collections. Principal collecting areas 1. Western Manuscripts and Archives Western manuscripts are archives and manuscripts written in Western European languages. The main subject areas of interest are outlined below. Oxford University We seek to preserve a selective record of the academic work and social life of the University by acquiring, where appropriate, the personal papers of academics from each of the four divisions, as well as the records of university clubs and societies.

Medieval and earlier manuscripts Acquisitions of medieval manuscripts and occasionally earlier papyrus or parchment fragments are pursued wherever possible. Political and Social History, Philosophy, Theology and Social Sciences We seek to augment strong holdings in archival and other manuscript material relating to British political, diplomatic, social and economic history, specifically the private archives of politicians, public servants mainly diplomats and international civil servants , journalists, political commentators, editors and broadcasters, and other figures involved in public life.

African and Commonwealth Studies We seek to acquire archival and other material relating to the history, politics, economic and social development of African and Commonwealth countries during the colonial and post-colonial period, specifically the private papers of colonial administrators and other individuals who have lived and worked in African and Commonwealth countries and the archives of organisations which were concerned with these countries.

Literary studies, media and life writing We seek to build on notable strengths in British literature, including Elizabethan poetry and drama; early modern poetry, prose and drama; the Romantic and Pre-Raphaelite movements of the 19 th century particularly Shelley and his circle ; writers connected to the Anglo-Catholic Oxford Movement; Oxford-related authors of all periods, including coherent groups of writers eg.

Remarks on the Practice and Policy of Lending Bodleian Printed Books and Manuscripts

Art History and Visual Culture We seek to acquire archives and manuscripts which provide insights into visual culture, including photography and the cinema, topographical drawing and other forms of illustration particularly relating to Oxford ; the papers of prominent artists, book designers or illustrators, particularly with Oxford connections; the work and archives of engravers, bookbinders and other designers particularly where these relate to the history of the book. Oriental Collections Oriental special collections are manuscripts, rare books and archives written in Near and Middle Eastern, Asian and Far Eastern languages.

South, South Asian and Inner Asia We seek to build on outstanding strengths in Sanskritmanuscripts, also Mughal paintings, 19 th -century printed Sanskrit and Hindi language and literature and the output of 19 th -century mission presses. East Asia The Bodleian contains as many as a quarter of all the extant Chinese books that arrived in Europe in the seventeenth century and aims to develop this collection.

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Rare Books The early printed holdings of the Bodleian Library reflect its history as the library of the University of Oxford since Theology, history, classics, philosophy and law The importance and strength in these areas reflect the enduring interest the Bodleian has retained in these subjects since its foundation, with strengths across the board in all periods. English literature and drama We collect drama from the Elizabethan, Jacobean, Caroline and Restoration periods, including important holdings of early Shakespeare; novels and romances, particularly of the 18th and 19th centuries, with almost comprehensive holdings of Victorian triple-decker novels; popular and cheap literature of all periods, including jest books, penny dreadfuls, chapbooks and significant numbers of ballads; poetry and poetical miscellanies; belles-lettres; modern first editions and English literature in translation.

Science, medicine and technology We collect significant early mathematics, geometry, astronomy and physics books, including the library of the Savilian professors; life sciences, particularly early medicine, anatomy, and biology, including important 19 th century botanical and zoological plate books; books on technology and practical manuals in all subjects, particularly from the 19 th century, including, but not limited to, architecture, mensuration, printing, military sciences, cookery, gardening; pattern-books, and books on trades and crafts.

Incunabula We seek to add to the largest collection of pre printed books in a university library, and the fifth largest collection of incunabula in any library in the world. Prints, drawings and photographs We collect prints, drawings, plans, elevations, etc. Early serials and newspapers We collectperiodical literature in parts, almanacs, auction and booksellers catalogues , newspapers and news-books dating from the mid th century onwards, and seek also to develop important holdings of 17 th and 18 th -century British newspapers not available elsewhere. Foreign language holdings We collect, including at the Taylorian Library, early literature, philology and linguistics in all continental European languages, with a particular focus on Romance, Germanic and Slavonic languages.

Printed ephemera The Bodleian assiduously collects printed ephemera. Maps The Library has acquired maps and atlases since the earliest days of its foundation through purchase and donation.


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Music The music collections comprise in excess of , items of printed music, 60, books and journals, and 5, manuscripts, placing them among the most important and comprehensive in the world. Printed books and scores Printed music has been regularly received under legal deposit since about Music manuscripts and archival collections The Library is keen to build on its material relating to British composers and consideration is given to offers of donations of such collections.

Concert programmes The Bodleian has substantial holdings of concert and opera programmes, both local and national. Recordings A representative selection of commercial CDs by local performers e. The review must be at least 50 characters long.

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