Special Collections Handbook, Third Edition

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The Special Collections Handbook, Third Edition is a comprehensive desk reference providing the essential principles, skills, and knowledge to manage special collections in any setting. 

It covers all aspects of special collections work from preservation to advocacy, and this new edition has been revised and updated to incorporate the many developments in the field including updated guidance on decolonising collections management, working towards zero-carbon preservation, the impact of Covid-19 and new legislation affecting special collections. 

Comprehensive and written in a highly accessible manner, this new edition of The Special Collections Handbook will be an essential resource for staff working with special collections across academia, public libraries, religious organisations, museums and at scales from solo librarians to 'nationals'.