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  • National Archives of Australia
    An excellent site with advice on caring for books, maps, documents etc. The site also includes valuable information on recovering paper which has been fire and flood damaged and links to suppliers of archival papers, tapes, boxes etc.
  • The Australian War Memorial
    Information on the conservation and handling of Books, Paper, Medals, Documents, Oil Paintings, Photographs and Textiles.
  • CoOL Conservation OnLine
    This site is an online resource by & for conservators & related fields, operated by the Foundation of American Institute for Conservation.
  • Bibliographical Society - London
    The Bibliographical Society was founded in 1892 to promote and encourage study and research in historical, analytical, descriptive and textual bibliography.
  • CERL
    CERL seeks to share resources and expertise between research libraries with a view to improving access to, as well as exploitation and preservation of the European printed heritage in the hand-press period (up to c. 1830).
  • Index Possessorum Incunabulorum (IPI)
    Find personal and corporate owners of incunabula. While CERL is working towards the full integration of IPI data into the CERL Thesaurus, this full-text search has been made available.
  • State Library of Victoria
    Website of the State Library of Victoria includes workshops, family history resources, eresourse, details of their events etc.
  • VD16
    Bibliography of books published in German-speaking countries in 16th century (VD 16).
  • Trove
    Find and get over 374,642,876 Australian and online resources: books, images, historic newspapers, maps, music, archives and more.
  • VD17
    Bibliography of books published in German- speaking countries in the 17th century
  • CDL California Digital Library
    CDL link to "A Dictionary of the Printers and Booksellers who were at work in England, Scotland and Ireland from 1668 to 1725 (1922)]'
  • CDL California Digital Library
    Digitised copies of useful reference books. This link "List of Catalogues of English Book Sales, 1676 - 1900, now in the British Museum (1915)"
  • Worldcat
    Find items in libraries across the world
  • The British Armorial Bindings
    A comprehensive catalogue of all the coats of arms, crests, and other heraldic devices that have been stamped by British owners on the outer covers of their books, together with the bibliographical sources of the stamps.
  • Incunabula Short Title Catalogue (ISTC)
    The Incunabula Short Title Catalogue is the international database of 15th-century European printing created by the British Library with contributions from institutions worldwide.
  • Material Evidence in Incunabula
    MEI is a database specifically designed to record and search the material evidence of 15th-century printed books: ownership, decoration, binding, manuscript annotations, stamps, prices, etc.
  • Gesamtkatalog der Wiegendrucke
    The Gesamtkatalog der Wiegendrucke, is an ongoing work of the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin with the aim of building and maintaining an index of reference sources for 15th century books.
  • The Centre for the Study of the Book
    The Centre for the Study of the Book provides a common ground for scholars and librarians with shared interests in understanding, documenting, and interpreting the intellectual and material history of the book.