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    • Festschriften
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    • Festschrifts
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    • Memorial volumes (Festschriften)
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    • found: Work cat.: Telling tales and crafting books : essays in honor of Thomas H. Ohlgren, 2016.
    • found: A Gedenkschrift to Randy Hodson, 2016:p. ix (The purpose of this volume is to pay tribute to the intellectual ideas and scholarly contributions of Randy Hodson) p. xi (We hope that this volume will honor Randy's many contributions and encourage readers to look further into his work. We also hope that the volume will provide a lasting record and reminder of the significance of Randy's work for academics as well as for his friends and family, particularly his wife, Susan, and their daughters, Debbie and Susie) p. xiii (this volume of Research in the Sociology of Work devoted to the impact and work of Randy Hodson)
    • found: Handel studies : a Gedenkschrift for Howard Serwer, ©2009.
    • found: Alleluia! : a Gedenkschrift in thanksgiving for the life of Walter R. Bouman (1929-2005), 2015.
    • found: Cognitive modeling in perception and memory : a festschrift for Richard M. Shiffrin, 2015.
    • found: Liber amicorum : Festschriften for music scholars and nonmusicians, 1840-1966, ©2009.
    • found: Cross-linguistic interaction: translation, contrastive and cognitive studies : liber amicorum in honour of prof. Bistra Alexieva, published on the occasion of her eightieth birthday, 2014.
    • found: Canon law, religion, and politics : liber amicorum Robert Somerville, ©2012:p. xiii (The essays published in this volume in honor of Robert Somerville reflect the admiration, gratitude, and friendship of his former students and of scholars some of whom have known him since his days as a graduate student in the manuscript room of the Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana. They mirror Somerville's influence and his eminent status in the fields of medieval canon law, theology, and political history)
    • found: Reitz, J.M. ODLIS : online dictionary for library and information science, Sept. 6, 2016(Festschrift: A memorial publication, usually in the form of a collection of essays or speeches by distinguished persons, issued in honor of a scholarly person or society, sometimes on the occasion of an anniversary, birthday, or retirement celebration. The subject or theme encompassing the collected works is usually related to the field in which the person (or organization) achieved distinction. The contributors are often friends, colleagues, and former students of the person (or entity) honored. Plural: Festschriften)
    • found: The ALA glossary of library and information science, 1983(festschrift: A complimentary or memorial publication in the form of a collection of essays, addresses, or biographical, bibliographical, scientific, or other contributions, often embodying the results of research, issued in honor of a person, an institution, or a society, usually on the occasion of an anniversary celebration)
    • found: Harrod, L.M. The librarians' glossary of terms used in librarianship and the book crafts and reference book, 1971(Festschrift. A memorial or complimentary volume usually consisting of a number of contributions by distinguished persons, often students and colleagues of a person and issued in his honour. The subject matter of the various contributions is usually concerned with the subject in which the individual distinguished himself. It may also honour an institution or society especially on the occasion of an anniversary. Also called "Memorial volume")
    • found: MARC 21 format for bibliographic data, via WWW, Sept. 6, 2016:008 - Books (Festschrift. Defined as a complimentary or memorial publication usually in the form of a collection of essays, addresses, or biographical, bibliographic, scientific, or other contributions. It often embodies the results of research, issued in honor of a person, an institution, or a society, as a rule, on the occasion of an anniversary celebration. A true festschrift generally mentions the person, institution, or society it commemorates on the chief source of information (i.e., title page). The title of the work may or may not use the word festschrift. Other indications that an item is a festschrift include phrases such as: papers in honor of, in memory of, commemorating, and their equivalents in foreign languages.)
    • found: Collins English dictionary online, Sept. 6, 2016(festschrift plural -schriften or -schrifts: a collection of essays or learned papers contributed by a number of people to honour an eminent scholar, esp a colleague)
    • found: Merriam-Webster dictionary online, Sept. 6, 2016(Festschrift plural Festschriften or Festschrifts: a volume of writings by different authors presented as a tribute or memorial especially to a scholar)
    • found: Oxford dictionaries online, Sept. 6, 2016(Festschrift (plural Festschriften or Festschrifts): A collection of writings published in honor of a scholar)
    • found: Wikipedia, Sept. 6, 2016(In academia, a Festschrift (plural, Festschriften) is a book honoring a respected person, especially an academic, and presented during his or her lifetime. The term, borrowed from German, could be translated as celebration publication or celebratory (piece of) writing (literally 'party-writing'; cognate with 'feast-script'). A comparable book presented posthumously is called a Gedenkschrift (memorial publication). Sometimes, the Latin term liber amicorum (literally: "book of friends") is used for a Festschrift; A Festschrift contains original contributions by the honored academic's close colleagues, often including his or her former doctoral students. It is typically published on the occasion of the honoree's retirement, sixtieth or sixty-fifth birthday, or other notable career anniversary. A Festschrift can be anything from a slim volume to a work in several volumes)
    • found: Beal, P. A dictionary of English manuscript terminology, 1450 to 2000, 2008:liber amicorum (A liber amicorum (plural: libri amicorum; the Latin phrase means 'book of friends') is sometimes also called an album amicorum and is a type of album that flourished especially in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, originally in Protestant northern Germany, although the fashion spread widely on the continent. Libri amicorum were compiled by gentlemen (noblemen, students, lawyers, diplomats, etc.), often young men, who encouraged their friends, hosts, or honourable guests or visitors to write verses, inscriptions, or drawings in them, as well as their signatures, as souvenirs or mementos. In some respects they were forerunners of the autograph album, although libri amicorum could sometimes be very much grander productions: written, for instance, on vellum, as well as paper, of varying size, of sometimes considerable length (200 pages or more), leather-bound, and highly decorated or illuminated, with elaborate pen-and-ink or painted illustrations, such as portraits of the contributors and their coats of arms. Famous English people who inscribed libri amicorum either on their own travels or for visitors bringing their own albums with them include Charles I (as Prince in 1613, for Sir Thomas Cuming of Scotland); Ben Jonson and Sir Walter Ralegh (for Captain Francis Segar); Jonson again (for the theosopher Joachim Morsius on 1 January 1619/20); Lancelot Andrewes (for Johannes Opsimathes of Moravia in 1616); and John Milton (for Camillus Cardoinus of Naples on 10 June 1639; for Christoph Arnold of Nuremberg on 19/29 November 1651; and, when blind, for Johannes Zollikofer on 26 September 1656).)
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