Missing a rare book or experiencing theft can be a disturbing situation for any librarian, as well as for rare booksellers. This webinar discusses ways to inform the rare book trade in order to stop illicit material from circulating and, whenever possible, to help in the return of missing items.
The IFLA Rare Book and Special Collections Section and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB) have collaborated to emphasise the importance of reporting missing items to the book trade.
Booksellers present recent case studies and explain how the book trade can act after a report has been made and are in conversation with international librarians.
ILAB has recently launched the ILAB Missing Books Register and presents its functionalities in a short demonstration: https://missingbooksregister.org/
Dr. Claudia Bubenik, Curator for Early and Rare Printed Books, Bavarian State Library, Member of IFLA Rare Books and Special Collections Section
Mario Giupponi, Studio Benacense (Italy), ILAB President
Daryl Green, Head of Heritage Collections and Co-Director of the Centre for Research Collections, University of Edinburgh, IFLA Rare Books and Special Collections Section Chair
Adrian Harrington, Adrian Harrington Rare Books (UK), ILAB President of Honour
Angus O’Neill, Omega Bookshop (UK), ILAB Vice-President and acting ILAB Security Chair
Helen Vincent, Head of Rare Books, Maps and Music Collections, National Library of Scotland, Member of IFLA’s Cultural Heritage Advisory Committee
Angelika Elstner, Executive Secretary International League of Antiquarian Booksellers