Informational Packet – Supplemental Resources; for the Baldwin Scholars Council Meeting (June 5 – 6, 2014)


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Informational Packet – Supplemental Resources; for the Baldwin Scholars Council Meeting (June 5 – 6, 2014)
Abbreviated Title:
Project Meeting Materials: Forging a Collaborative Structure for Sustaining Scholarly Access to the Baldwin Library for Historical Children's Literature
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Meeting materials
Alteri, Suzan
Minson, Val ( Davis )
Kidd, Kenneth
Taylor, Laurie N.
Project Team and Partipants
George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida
Place of Publication:
Gainesville, FL
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Meeting materials for June 2014 meeting of the project team for the mini-grant to bring representatives from both the scholarly and library community together for the Baldwin Library of Historical Children's Literature in Gainesville for a two-day meeting. Through the meetings and discussions, the group will develop a fully proposed plan for the Baldwin Scholarly Council for submission to the Deans of the Libraries for their review, discussion, and eventual implementation. As well, the group will be asked for scholarly and library viewpoints regarding a future project for external funding on early American and British Children's Literature and Religious Tracts.

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Agenda, Page 1 George A. Smathers Libraries University of Florida Special & Area Studies Collections P. O. Box 11700 5 Gainesville, FL 32611 700 5 Baldwin Scholars Council Meeting ( June 5 6, 2014 ) Informational Packet Supplemental Resources M eeting materials online: AA00021516/ Additional m aterials f or the full packet : UF Distributed, Collaborative Digitization Support : AA00017119/00023/pdf Baldwin History : Baldwin Library, Existing Digital Collections : o Usage Data: /juv/usage/ o Selected Featured In, Pu blications etc. : sobekcm/featured & sobekcm/presentations Beta Site, : eacl


Logistical Materials: Contact Information for the Project Team Contact Email Office Cell Suzan Alteri 352.273.2870 Kenneth Kidd Val Minson Laurie Taylor 352.273.2902 352.871.5113


Baldwin Collection Materials : History The Wrinkles of Time: A Brief History of the Baldwin Library By Kerry Elkins who had been abroad in London, sent a number of nineteenth century chapbooks to her for her birthday. These treasur es sparked a search through garage sales, used book stores, and consignment shops for unique and contained marks of provenance and use. Baldwin h ad a special interest in collecting Early American and British imprints for juvenile audiences. Upon retiring from teaching at Louisiana State University in 1975, Baldwin met University of Florida professor of English Joy Anderson, who was in town to give acquired over the years and wished to see housed in an academic setting. Soon after Anderson returned to Gainesville, UF administrators met with Baldwin and persuaded her to bring her collection to the University Baldwin remained at UF as cu rator until 1988. Over the next decade, the collection grew to over 100,000 books (from the late 17 th century through the donations. In 1995, following named the new curator. Her main goals were to catalog the books (as there was no proper system aside from the card catalog) and open the collection to the public for academic use. This advertising was achieved Collections and the Caldecott Award Selection Committee) and community outreach programs, includin g exhibits, inviting professors to make use of material in the Baldwin Library for their courses, and recording Recess! which were available to stations nationwide. Smith also worked to secure three National Endo wment for the Humanities grants over several years that helped to fund the cataloging of the collection, conversions of text to microfilm and later to digital. Smith also served on the selection committee for winners of the Bechtel Fellowship, which was es tablished in 1980 upon the death of Louise Seaman Bechtel. About 20,000 books were added to the collection during this period, with a books. Smit h retired in 2010. In April 2012, Suzan Alteri was selected as the new curator of the Baldwin Library. Alteri plans to focus adding editions that feature illustrations, whether they are books about illustrations or representative works of famous illustrat ors. She also hopes to start building the repertoire of young adult literature, graphic novels (not including manga or comics), and manuscripts whilst carrying on the tradition of collecting used books and award winners.


Baldwin Collection Materials : Digital Collections, Impact, and Use Data Baldwin Digital Collection: Titles: 5,938 Volumes: 6,325 Total Usage Views: 1 8,981,612 Titles: 67 Volumes: 67 Total Usage Views: 5,566 Impact Data 1