Bibliographical Society of America (BSA)

Authored by: Hope Mayo

Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science, Fourth Edition

Print publication date:  November  2017
Online publication date:  November  2017

Print ISBN: 9781466552593
eBook ISBN: 9781315116143
Adobe ISBN:

10.1081/E-ELIS4-120044819

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Abstract

The Bibliographical Society of America (BSA) is the oldest scholarly society in North America dedicated to the study of books and manuscripts as physical objects. It was organized in 1904 and incorporated in 1927 with the principal objectives of promoting bibliographical research and issuing bibliographical publications. These objectives have been and continue to be accomplished through a broad array of activities, including meetings, lectures, and fellowship programs, as well as the publishing of books and the Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America [PBSA], North America’s leading bibliographical journal. The society is open to all those interested in bibliographical problems and projects, and its membership includes bibliographers, librarians, professors, students, and collectors worldwide. Libraries are welcome as institutional members.

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