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King Library Press presents a virtual roundtable “Print / Reprint”

LEXINGTON, Ky. (January 10, 2022) To rejoin University of Kentucky Libraries’ King Library Press 2 p.m. on Tuesday January 18 via Zoom, for “Printing / Reprinting: A Roundtable on Printing Technologies as Physical Evidence. “Featuring distinguished panelists from across the United States, this virtual event will examine the study of 20th century printing technologies and their impact on our collective understanding of social, cultural and labor history.

“We started planning this roundtable after attending the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing (SHARP) conference last summer, where I noticed overlapping themes with several of the presentations from the panelists, “said Colleen Barrett, UK Libraries Rare Librarian and Event Organizer.” Although they discussed very different topics in different types and styles of sessions, they mentioned work issues that did not always been discussed in historical contexts of books. “

Panelists and roundtable moderators include:

  • E. Haven Hawley, Chairman, Department of Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida;
  • Erin McGuirl, bibliographer and executive director of The Bibliographical Society of America;
  • Fall Womack, assistant professor in the Department of English and African American Studies, Princeton University; and
  • Elizabeth ott, Frank Borden Hanes Curator of Rare Books at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Libraries.

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“Print / Reprint” is a continuation of the biannual publication of The King Library Press seminars and workshops celebrating the arts of the book and fine printing. This will be the sixth virtual event organized by the press since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The possibility of virtual events, helped in part by the pandemic, has created the parallel possibility of bringing people together from far away and in greater numbers than in the past,” said the press director of the King Library. Paul Holbrook. “Virtual press events offer a simpler, less complicated and less expensive way to connect those interested in the book arts with a multitude of experts around the world, via the King Library Press. “

Founded in 1956, the King Library Press is one of the oldest presses on a college campus. Devoted to the tradition of fine printing, the press produces books and covers through typesetting, printing and binding, and hosts several conferences, workshops and other awareness events each year. Various opportunities for employment, internship or volunteer work are also available. The press, part of UK libraries’ Special Collections Research Center, is located in the basement of the Margaret I. King Library building.

The British Libraries’ Special Collections Research Center sustains the memory of the Commonwealth and serves as a vital bridge between past, present and future. By preserving records documenting Kentucky’s social, cultural, economic, and political history, the center provides students with rich opportunities to broaden their worldview and enhance their critical thinking skills. Materials from the Special Collections Research Center are used by academics around the world to advance original research and pioneering creative approaches to scholarship. The UK Library Special Collections Research Center is the Archives, the collection of rare books, the Louie B. Nunn Oral History Center, the King Library Press, the Wendell H. Ford Center for Research on Public Policy, the Bert T. Combs Appalachian Collection, the John G. Heyburn Initiative and ExploreUK.