[nobe-l] Accessing rare books and manuscripts
bookwormahb at earthlink.net
Fri Sep 9 22:04:09 UTC 2011
I've encountered reference books that I am not allowed to take out of the
library. I have to have sighted help with this.
Use a reader familiar with the subject. For researching in depth, ideally
the reader should either be good in research themselves from their
assignments or have read a lot before so they are good at skimming and
looking up stuff for you with your guidance.
I do these things:
1. Have a reader read the relevant section. I usually record it because I
cannot go back and read it again on the computer. I note the pages and where
it came from.
2. Get a librarian to look it up for you and copy the relevant info. Then
3. Some staff go the extra mile. Get a staff member to record the
information for you. Usually the library has a recording device but if not,
provide them one.
You could also get a reader to record it if you cannot be there with them.
I think you mean the student list. That is nabs-l and to sign up go to
nfbnet.org and click on join lists, then on nabs and fill out the form.
From: Lucy Sirianni
Sent: Thursday, September 06, 2012 9:39 PM
To: nobe-l at nfbnet.org
Subject: [nobe-l] Accessing rare books and manuscripts
How do those of you whose work involves archival research
access rare books and manuscripts that aren't available in
braille or electronically and that are too fragile/valuable to
remove from the library to be transcribed? Also, can someone who
is part of the blind academics group remind me how to post to
that list? I can't seem to find the instructions....
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