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An Online Atlas of the Book Trade

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

6:30 PM-7:30 PM

Cost: Free

Rhode Island Historical Society Library
121 Hope Street
Providence, RI 02906

Jordan Goffin presents The Atlas of the Rhode Island Book Trade in the Eighteenth Century (www.rihs.org/atlas) and explains how he designed and built this unique online resource for the Rhode Island Historical Society’s web site. The Atlas charts the birth of the local book trade in the early 1700s and its growth throughout the rest of the century. Mr. Goffin will also present an overview of the broad development of Rhode Island’s print culture- from the earliest booksellers and printers to the establishment of a vibrant trade.

Jordan Goffin, Special Collections Librarian at the Providence Public Library, created The Atlas of the Book Trade for the Rhode Island Historical Society web site during his two years here as Special Collections Reference Librarian.

R.S.V.P. to Natasha: 401-273-8107 x12 or libprograms@rihs.org.

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