Written by Claire Wooldridge, Project Librarian: Landscape Institute
2000 items from the Landscape Institute library have now been integrated into our MERL library collection. All of these books have been cleaned, processed, catalogued and labelled and are available in our open access library. A small number of rare books received from the Landscape Institute have also been catalogued into our closed access MERL LIBRARY RESERVE collection.
These titles complement our existing holdings, particularly our MERL library books on topics such as gardening, land policy and the environment, this new material also prompts us to consider our MERL collections afresh. The landscape is the backdrop to all aspects of rural life, but must also be seen as a worthy subject of consideration in its own right.
Why not visit our Reading Room and take a look….
We’re very grateful to our library volunteers who have been a great help with the processing and labelling of this collection, alongside working to create an index of articles in the LI’s institutional journal. There are still many hundreds of books to go! Please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like more information.