Academic Presentations | Poster Sessions | Other Presentations | Exhibitions | Notable
Jessica Lacher-Feldman will speak at the
Well-Dressed Book, Cloth Book Binding in the United States,
at the University of Maryland, Friday March 14, 2008.
Lacher-Feldman spoke on PBO at
The History, Technology and Conservation
of Nineteenth-Century Publishers' Bindings at the
Grolier Club in New York, February 22, 2008. Held concurrent
with the exhibition The Proper Decoration of Book Covers: The Life
and Work of Alice C. Morse From
the Collection of Mindell Dubansky, the Guild of Book Workers
will co-sponsor with the Grolier Club a one-day symposium
dedicated to the history, technology and conservation of
nineteenth-Century publishers' bindings.
PBO was the topic of a full panel at
the Society of American Archivists' annual meeting in Chicago
on September 1, 2007. http://www.archivists.org/conference/chicago2007/index.asp The
presentation, Publishers' Bindings Online,
1815-1930: The Art of Books -- The Collaborative
Model for Access, Outreach, & Multidisciplinary
Creative Success was presented by Jessica Lacher-Feldman,
Amy Rudersdorf, and Kristy Dixon and was well-received
by the SAA audience. A
copy of the presentation is available as a pdf file here. A
review and summary of the presentation is described on
Bindings Online will be the focus the seminar, Developing
a Collaborative Model for Researching 19th c. Books and
Presenting them to a Larger Audience:
and Prospects, presented at the Rare
Books and Manuscripts (RBMS) Preconference, "Libraries,
Archives, and Museums in the Twenty-First Century: Intersecting
Missions, Converging Futures?" in Austin, Texas
on June 21, 2006. The seminar will be chaired by
from Louisiana State University (and a member of
the PBO Advisory Committee),
with panelists Barbara Walden (UW-Madison,
PBO co-coordinator), Jessica Lacher-Feldman (UA,
PBO Project Manager), and Sidney
Huttner (University of Iowa, and coordinator of The
Jessica Lacher-Feldman, Dr.
Micki McElya (Asst. Prof. of American Studies, The
University of Alabama), and Dr.
Joshua D. Rothman (Asst. Prof. of History, The University
of Alabama) presented a panel discussion entitled A
Nation Bound: American Publishers' Bookbindings, Imagery,
and their Relevance to and Reflection of History and Identity
in America's First Century at the American
Assn. for History and Computing on January 6, 2006,
at the AHA
Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, PA.
Jessica Lacher-Feldman, Jennifer Mathews (graduate student,
UA), and Erika Pribanic-Smith
UA) presented Publishers' Bindings Online: Building a Multifaceted
Collaborative Digital Project at the Society
of Alabama Archivists Annual Meeting in Tuscaloosa, Alabama on November
Amy Rudersdorf (UW-Madison)
gave a presentation on collaborative digital
project management, highlighting PBO,
Digitization: Creating Cultural Heritage Collections at
the MERLOT International
Conference in Nashville, Tennessee on July 27, 2005.
Lacher-Feldman (UA) and Amy Rudersdorf (UW-Madison) gave
on the PBO project entitled Publishers'
Bindings Online: Reflecting American History and Culture
the American Association
for History and Computing,
Roosevelt University, Schaumburg, Illinois, on April
Jessica Lacher-Feldman and Kristy Dixon gave a
presentation on the PBO project entitled 19th
c. Publishers’ Bindings:
A Reflection of American History and Culture via
the WWW at
Historical Association annual meeting, January
Jessica Lacher-Feldman, Kristy
Dixon, and Eileen Verchot gave a presentation
on the PBO project to the Society
of Alabama Archivists annual meeting, October
8, 2004, Montgomery, Alabama.
Lacher-Feldman (UA) and Barbara Walden (UW-Madison) gave
a poster session/demonstration at The
Changing Book: Transitions in Design, Production, and
22-25, 2005 at the University of Iowa, sponsored by the
University of Iowa Libraries. Click
here to view an image of the poster.
The poster session Descriptive Metadata for 19th
Century Decorative Book Bindings, A Collaborative Digital
Project was presented at the 2005 Alabama
Library Association Annual Meeting in Birmingham,
AL. It was created jointly by Mary S. Alexander (UA),
Amy Rudersdorf (UW-Madison), and Katherine McGhee-Snow
Wilkins, graduate assistant for Metadata, UA.
Steven Dast and Vicki Tobias (UW-Madison) gave a poster
session on collaboration and UW Digital Collections, which
touched upon the PBO project at SHOWCASE
Ideas to Results: Improving Work, Learning, and Climate,
April 4, 2005, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Jessica Lacher-Feldman demonstrated the PBO project at
a University of Alabama Libraries Show & Tell, sponsored
by UA Libraries Digital Program Advisory Committee, February
Jessica Lacher-Feldman, Kristy Dixon, and Erika Pribanic-Smith
demonstrated the PBO project in a presentation entitled Books:
The First Mass Medium to the students in UA's MC409: History
of Mass Communication, Spring 2006.
Jessica Lacher-Feldman presented the PBO project and the
Development of a Digital Project as a New Model for Academic
Librarianship for the IMLS Fellows, School of Library and
Information Studies, at The University of Alabama on October
Jessica Lacher-Feldman demonstrated the PBO project
in her brown bag lecture, So, What's
Cool at Hoole? A Virtual Tour of the W.S. Hoole Special
Collections Library, sponsored
by the University of Alabama's Women's Resource Center, November
Mary Alexander (UA) demonstrated the PBO project as part
of the day long workshop she taught, Metadata Beginnings,
November 7, 2005 at the Sterne Library at the University
of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB).
Walden and Tom Durkin gave a presentation to staff of campus
libraries and members of the School of Library and Information
Studies at UW-Madison. The presentation, entitled The
Art of Books: Creating the Publishers' Bindings Online
Database, included an introduction to publishers'
bindings, synergies of the Alabama-Wisconsin partnership,
creation of the database, database contents and searching,
and future plans.
Jessica Lacher-Feldman gave a presentation
and demonstration to
Center for the Book Advisory
Board, January 28, 2005.
Jessica Lacher-Feldman gave a presentation
on the project to the St. Andrew's Society of Tuscaloosa,
Walden gave a presentation on the project to the participants
in the American Publishers' Bindings course at Rare
Book School at the University of Virginia.
Jessica Lacher-Feldman spoke to
the University Women’s Club
at the University of Alabama about the PBO project
and 19th c. decorative
bindings, March 9, 2004.
Jessica Lacher-Feldman gave a
presentation about the PBO project to the
UA Libraries at the Libraries
Forum, March 2004.
The Art of Books: Publishers'
Bindings and the Artistic Styles and Movements
Represented and Reflected, 1815-1930
The W.S. Hoole
Special Collections Library, The University of
Opened March 5, 2007
Drawing from the Publishers' Bindings
Online project, this exhibit features books and
images from some of the major artistic styles
of the 19th and early 20th century such as Arts
and Crafts, Art Nouveau, Poster Style, and Japonisme.
Held in part in honor of the 2007 Sakura Festival.
Art of Books: Publishers' Bindings Online,
Jan. 1 - March 29, 2006,
Memorial Library, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
illustrated bindings from books in the collections
Libraries, this exhibit highlights the library's
three-year, Institute of Museum and Library Services
grant-funded project to provide a database and
related resources to open the world of these
beautiful objects, once found commonly in American
homes, to a wider audience. Included in the exhibit
are books with designer bindings from the 1890s
and early 1900s, books
from the Civil War and World War I and books
from the mid-nineteenth century whose colorful
bindings and endpapers depicted and enhanced
American's interest in an expanding world.
During July-September 2004, an exhibit
featuring the IMLS project and books selected
for the PBO project
from the Library’s circulating collections and
recent acquisitions was mounted at UW-Madison’s
Memorial Library. This was sponsored by the Silver
working museum of letterpress printing. A
Web version of the exhibit is in progress.
A selection of 19th century publishers’ bindings
was exhibited in the Gorgas Library on the University
of Alabama campus.
The exhibit included more than seventy books and focused
on publishers’ bindings in a variety of styles and
materials with examples produced from a variety of countries,
including the US, Denmark, Germany, and
Hungary. It served to educate and inform our constituents
about the PBO project.
March of 2004, Jessica Lacher-Feldman curated an exhibition Victorian
Exotica: Japanese Design Influence in 19th c. Publishers’ Bindings.
The exhibition featured bindings from the 1850s-1910s
that embody Japanese style and influence.
The exhibit included first editions by Lafcadio Hearn,
as well as cloth bindings with Japanese images.
the University's and Tuscaloosa community-wide Sakura
(Cherry Blossom) Festival, this exhibition received
and brought visitors to the Hoole Library from the
University and the community at large, including
and faculty from Chiba, Japan.