Rare Books and Special Collections Online Exhibition
ENGL 332: Approaches to Media History
Collaborating in small research teams, our term project for this class was to create a website on the early print collections in the University of British Columbia's Rare Books and Special Collections Library branch. My research team chose to examine a first edition copy of Isaac Newton's Opticks, a personal account about his experiments with light in the late seventeenth century. Over the term, we conducted research in the Rare Books and Special Collections Library itself, as well as online and by consulting book history experts. The website now serves as a resource for future researchers who plan to use works in the collections. The website can be found here, and my research team's work can be found here.