The Collation

Research and Exploration at the Folger

Folger Tooltips: Introduction

Pierre Lombart engraving of the playwright William Cartwright

Greetings Dear Readers!

Welcome to the first in a series of “tooltips” about how to access and best utilize online resources for conducting research at (or away from) the Folger Shakespeare Library. New bibliographic records and finding aids, and new tools for researchers, are continually in the works.  Some of our collection descriptions and digital toolsets are created in-house, such as the bibliographic records describing 82 First Folios (and fragments). Others draw on descriptive records or software platforms developed elsewhere, such as our Digital Image Collection, made available through a software package developed by a company called Luna Imaging. Regardless, we are eager to respond to feedback, make corrections, and help ensure that our online resources are meeting your needs.

Stay tuned in the coming weeks for Folger tooltips by a variety of staff members on resources such as:

The goal of this series of posts is to better enable you, whether local or remote, registered as a Reader at the Folger or not, to make use of our collections and tools in your own research.

And of course we’ll encourage you to share your own “how-to” questions and tips in the comments.

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