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Following on from our previous update, we are
delighted to announce the launch of the Friends of the John Stuart Mill Library
Society, which will allow Mill enthusiasts to keep in touch with progress,
not only on the preservation and digitisation of the collection but also on
latest research being carried out on the collection.
To find out more about information about the society and how to become a member, please do visit the Somerville website where you will be able to download the ‘Friends’ brochure and a membership form. If you are resident of the US, please do contact the Librarian, Dr Anne Manuel, at firstname.lastname@example.org for details on how to subscribe.
To formally launch this exciting society, we will be hosting the first of our annual lectures at Somerville. The event will be held at College on May 20th with guest speakers Alan Ryan and Frank Prochaska. To register for the event, please do visit our event page for more details.’
Thanks to your tremendous support, the John Stuart Mill Library has gone from strength to strength and we are delighted to have several pieces of good news for you!
The Oxford Conservation Consortium has completed its survey of the volumes in the collection in order to prioritise volumes for treatment. The report is expected this week and we plan to start work on repairs and boxing during the Spring 2016.
We have been successful in obtaining a grant from the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation to examine every volume in the library, looking for and recording marginalia in preparation for a digitisation project. This survey is due to start in May/June 2016
We are launching a Friends of the John Stuart Mill Library group to allow Mill enthusiasts to keep in touch with progress, not only on the preservation and digitisation of the collection but also on latest research being carried out on the collection. An annual lecture will be held at Somerville to which Friends will be invited and a newsletter will be published with latest developments on the project. The launch event will be held at Somerville on May 20th with guest speakers Alan Ryan and Frank Prochaska. Watch out for your personal invitation coming soon!
To keep up to date with all our of our John Stuart Mill news, you can ‘like’ our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/jsmlibrarysomerville and you can also visit the College website page at www.some.ox.ac.uk/library-it/special-collections which contains more information about this special collection.
Thanks to your amazing and generous support, we are so excited to announce that we have reached 90% of our goal!! We are extremely grateful to you for helping us kickstart the much needed conservation of the Mill Library, and thank you so much for sharing our campaign with your friends and colleagues.