STCN: What do you think?

Op 28 maart 2019 organiseert de Koninklijke Bibliotheek van Nederland een studiedag over de STCN, de Short Title Catalogue Netherlands. De STCN is een online catalogus voor het gedrukte boek in Nederland in de periode 1540-1800.

Ook de STCV komt die dag aan bod. De Short Title Catalogus Vlaanderen werd in 2000 opgestart in navolging van de STCN. Vandaag wordt deze beheerd door de vzw Vlaamse Erfgoedbibliotheken. Steven Van Impe, curator oude drukken van de Erfgoedbibliotheek Hendrik Conscience, vertelt er wat de STCV van de STCN leerde, en wat de STCN van de STCV kan leren.


Chair: Marian Lefferts, Consortium of European Research Libraries

13.00: Coffee/tea

13.30: Introduction to the seminar by Marieke van Delft, KB The Hague

13.35: The Bookshop of the World. Searching for markets in the Dutch Golden Age | Andrew Pettegree and Arthur der Weduwen, University of St. Andrews

Without the book trade, the miracle of the Dutch Republic is scarcely conceivable; and without the window books provide into the soul of this society, we would hardly be able to fathom this most remarkable contribution to European civilisation. The Bookshop of the World is an attempt to capture this teeming, literate, complex society through the evidence of its printed works. Today we will set out some of the research approaches we have adopted, and explain how that has directed us to new interpretative strategies and fresh conclusions.

14.20: Questions

14.30: Golden Agents. the STCN as part of research into the Dutch creative industries | Els Stronks, Utrecht University

Through the Golden Agents project, we aim to get a better understanding of eruptions of creativity witnessed in the Dutch. The Dutch book industry is of great importance to this project. The STCN is a data set that clearly does not allow us to uncover the quantity of the Dutch book industry, for it focuses on quality. How does this focus help or hinder our research?

15.00: Coffee/tea

15.30: Sister Act. What the STCV learned from the STCN, and what the STCN can learn from the STCV | Steven van Impe, Hendrik Conscience Library, Antwerp

The STCV started in 2000, 25 years after STCN. The model STCV uses is based on STCN, but STCV expanded the description model on the basis of 'lessons learned' and the progressive insight of the STCN. For example, STCV includes broadsheets, an important product of the printing press in early modern times. How could the STCN implement these adaptations without sacrificing reliability?

16.00: Reconstructing the eighteenth-century Dutch bookscape. From STCN to MEDIATE and beyond | Alicia Montoya and Rindert Jagersma, Nijmegen University

Aggregating data from different sources, both from the production and the reception end of books, allows us to accurately assess the role of print culture in the eighteenth-century Dutch Republic. How does comparing data from the STCN and MEDIATE databases shed new light on trends during this period?

16.30: Discussion on the STCN, chaired by Marian Lefferts

17.00: Drinks

Praktische info

Koninklijke Bibliotheek, Prins Willem-Alexanderhof 5, Den Haag
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Organisatie: Koninklijke Bibliotheek van Nederland

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