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Judaic Audio Lectures, Panel Discussions, Author Talks, Workshops & More

The AJL Podcast brings you the best talks on Jewish literature and the Jewish library world, with respected experts and popular authors. Please check back periodically, as new lectures will be added to the series.


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Entries for 'rare-books'

This presentation discusses the process of appraisal, evaluation, and the relative values of out-of-print and rare Judaica and Hebraica in the marketplace. We review Judaica auctions, online book search engines, and the trade, and address the process of librarians reviewing their own collections to determine the presence of valuable or rare materials and the problems associated with such works.

Presented by Eric Chaim Kline at the 2010 AJL Convention in Seattle, WA.

37 min 26 sec

Posted in: RAS

Columbia University’s library has thousands of Hebrew rare books and manuscripts (including several Geniza fragments), primarily from the 12th-19th centuries. This collection was previously unknown to the scholarly community until Columbia recently began cataloging it. This presentation describes the unique nature of the collection, along with some of the cataloging challenges that it presents.

Presented by Yoram Bitton at the 2010 AJL Convention in Seattle, WA.

20 min 16 sec

Posted in: RAS