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The Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing was founded to create a global network for book historians working in a broad range of scholarly disciplines. Research addresses the composition, mediation, reception, survival, and transformation of written communication in material forms including marks on stone, script on parchment, printed books and periodicals, and new media. Perspectives range from the individual reader to the transnational communications network. With more than 1000 members in over twenty countries, SHARP works in concert with affiliated academic organizations around the world to support the study of book history and print culture.

Copac exposes rare and unique research material by bringing together the catalogues of over 70 major UK and Irish libraries. In a single search you can discover the holdings of the UK’s national libraries (including the British Library), many University libraries, and specialist research libraries.  Researchers and educators use Copac to save time in their research, to quickly and easily discover and locate resources, to check document details, review materials in their field, and assess the rarity of materials etc.  Information professionals trust Copac to give them access to a unique pool of high-quality bibliographic information.

Preservation Advisory Centre
The Preservation Advisory Centre supports the preservation of library and archive collections of all types through the provision of preservation management tools, training and information services.

The British Library

Plymouth Athenaeum
Founded in 1812, and since 1819 have been at their present city centre site. The 1819 building, known as \’The Athenaeum,\’ was destroyed in the 1941 blitz, together with the mueum. library and lecture room.

Plymouth Proprietary Library
The Proprietary Library is one of Plymouth\’s oldest historic institutions, founded in 1810. It was originally situated in a John Foulston-designed building at the centre of the City in Cornwall Street, but was bombed in World War Two and moved to its present location at the top of North Hill after the war.

The Writers’ Guild of Great Britain
The Writers’ Guild of Great Britain is the trade union representing writers in TV, radio, theatre, books, poetry, film, online and video games.

A subscription library (also membership library or independent library) is a library that is financed by private funds either from membership fees or endowments. Unlike a public library, access is often restricted to members, but access rights can also given to non-members, such as students.

West Dartmoor U3A
West Dartmoor U3A was started in Tavistock, by a small group of enthusiastic people in 1991. They held a launch meeting in November when 47 people became members. Suggestions were made and leaders quickly came forward so that by January 1992 there were already 14 groups. We were fortunate to have such a healthy start. New members are always welcome to bring fresh ideas and help to keep the founding principles alive.

The Devonshire Association
In 1861, a Cornishman, William Pengelly, advocated the establishment of a local organization modelled on the British Association for the Advancement of Science but concentrating on Devon and covering all areas of scholarly enquiry. He had put the idea to two friends as they walked along Millbay Road in Plymouth on a geological excursion. This casual conversation resulted in the formation of the Association and the holding of its first meeting in Exeter the following year (1862).

Tavistock Museum Charitable Trust
Tavistock Museum is a town museum located in two rooms above the historic Court Gate which links Bedford Square to Guildhall Square.

Devon and Exeter Institution
The Devon and Exeter Institution was founded in 1813 by some two hundred gentlemen of the county and city, for promoting the general diffusion of Science, Literature and Art, and for illustrating the Natural and Civil History of the county of Devon and the city of Exeter.

Historic Libraries Forum
The Forum has an interest in historic libraries of all kinds, but particularly those without a natural ‘home’ in the formal library world. All members of the Cathedral Archives, Libraries and Collections Association and of the Independent Libraries Association are already on our mailing list, as are hundreds of others, from colleges to learned societies to parish libraries and many more – and also people who are simply interested, whether as trustees or conservators or library historians.