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Balik-Aklatan 2020 3 Pagbabalik-tanaw. Pagdiriwang. Pagkakaisa.
A homecoming of former UST Miguel de Benavides Library employees and working scholars. This activity aims to: rekindle memories and good rapport among the former librarians, support staff and student assistants of the Library in the past years; motivate and engage the attendees to continuously support the Library’s worthwhile projects; and take ardent partners in promoting the welfare of the University and the Library. This event will also commemorate the 30th year of the establishment of the UST Miguel de Benavides Library Building and an opportunity to appeal for support to sponsor the restoration of some of the Library's significant rare books through the Sagip-Aklat : Rare Books Sponsorship Program.
3 Pagbabalik-tanaw. Pagdiriwang. Pagkakaisa. 2020 Balik-Aklatan
Registration The event fee is Php 900 for early bird until December 2, 2019 and Php 1,000 for regular fee inclusive of food and souvenir catalog. Payments may be made in cash or check on or before the event.
Balik-Aklatan 3 related forms that can be downloaded Downloads
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University of Santo Tomas Miguel de Benavides Library Lobby Alberto Drive, España, Sampaloc, Manila
10 years have passed, it is with great pleasure that we invite you to another memorable gathering -- BALIK-AKLATAN 3: Pagbabalik-tanaw. Pagdiriwang. Pagkakaisa. A homecoming of former library employees and scholars. This will be held on February 9, 2020, Sunday at 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at UST Miguel de Benavides Library. We are highly encouraging all former library employees and scholars here and abroad to come and be part of this momentous occasion. Join us and spend a day with fun, memories, and prizes! Your presence at our Homecoming will surely bring joy to everyone. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Library!
The UST Miguel de Benavides Library houses rare, historical and important books and documents which serve as eloquent witnesses to the important role of the University in nurturing the minds and values of the people who contributed to the birth and growth of the Philippine nation for centuries. Over the years, these timeless treasures have become fragile and dilapidated, others need minor repairs and others require extensive help. Since 1996, the UST Library has been restoring its significant rare collections with the help of its benefactors. These historical collections have been cherished since then. Book restoration is an expensive endeavor and is difficult to sustain with only limited resources. Thus, the Library initiated the Sagip-Aklat: Rare Books Sponsorship Program. It is designed to provide extra resources to build the fund for conservation and restoration of the Library’s old, rare, and historic books by donating funds to support the repair of one or more items. It is also an opportunity for others to contribute to the preservation of the rich heritage of the Philippine nation. Objectives: 1. To provide assistance to the restoration of the library’s rare and priceless books; 2. To extend the useful life of the library’s rare and historical collections; 3. To protect and save the nation’s/world’s knowledge for future generations; and 4. To generate a positive and enthusiastic attitude towards the appreciation of the importance of preserving rare and historical books and documents. Sagip-Aklat (Rare Books Sponsorship Program) Appeal for Support When you participate in the Sagip-Aklat: Rare Books Sponsorship Program, you significantly increase the Libraries' ability to restore and preserve significant rare books. Your generous donations will help us to protect the nation’s / world’s knowledge for future generations. It will have a lasting impact by preserving both the physical items and the quality of the library collections. And remember, these books passed through the hands and eyes of our most beloved students, like Dr. Jose Rizal, Apolinario Mabini, Emilio Jacinto, Marcelo H. del Pilar, Jacinto Zamora, Jose Burgos, Claro M. Recto, presidents, lawyers, doctors, pharmacists, martyrs and saints, ordinary citizens, men and women of our country browsed these books and were nourished by their contents. We appeal to generous citizens to help us keep this national heritage. Your support is an offering of gratitude to God’s “unending grace.” Below are the most urgently needed Filipiniana books which are in need of action:
 A los electores del 1 er distrito de Laguna de Bay. [S.l. : s.n.], 1895 (?). [JS7335 .P272 ] Description: The copy is in fair condition, with some torn and damaged pages caused by insects. It includes a table of contents, a list of typographical errors, a photo of Jose Rizal, a native of the province of Laguna, with an autograph to the author: Pedro A. Paterno. The work is about the voters of the first district of Laguna and historical notes on some of the towns of Laguna province. General assessment and condition before restoration: The book is in poor condition. Some pages have tears. Rebound in book cloth. Foxing and browning of pages are present due to acids and unstable temperature. The paper is very brittle and smelly. Traditional binding was not used in the book. Recommendations: To protect the pages from damage, it is advisable to use a non-woven paper in between the pages during the washing process. Alkalization is recommended to remove the acids and stains on the paper. Bleaching should be applied to remove the stains and dark parts of the pages. Leaf casting and strip lining procedures are recommended to make the paper strong. Rebinding should be based on the original 19th century traditional binding. Total restoration cost: Php 30, 736.30  Codigo civil de Filipinas : con todas sus enmiendas, algunas anotaciones la jurisprudencia de la corte suprema Filipinas y el tribunal supremme de España. Manila : Imprenta y fundicion de "El Comercio", 1912. [K7447.1 .C648 1912 ] Description: This is the civil code of the Philippines amended with some annotations and decisions of the Supreme Court of the Philippines and the Court of Justice of Spain. General assessment and condition before restoration: The book is in poor condition. Some pages have tears and watermarks. Rebound in leather. Browning and brittleness of pages are present due to acids and unstable temperature. Traditional binding was not used in the book. Recommendations: To protect the pages from the damage, it is advisable to use a non-woven paper in between the pages during the washing process. Alkalization is recommended to remove the acids and stains on the paper. Bleaching should be applied to remove the stains and dark parts of the pages. Leaf casting and strip lining procedures are recommended to make the paper strong. Rebinding should be based on the original 20th century traditional binding. Total restoration cost: Php 45,911.30
 Vidal y Soler, Sebastian. Revision de plantas vasculares Filipinas. Manila : Estab. Tipo-Litog. de M. Perez, 1886. [QK368 .V667r 1886] Description: The author was a general inspector and the chief of the Commission on Forestal Flora of the Philippines. His work was published by a Royal decree. It contains a thoroughly revised catalogue plants. This includes 136 families, 811 genera and 2,200 species (with only 1,500 determined and identified). It is a botanical masterpiece in itself that presupposes a tedious process of preparation. In the appendix, the volume includes a description of the Strychnos Ignatii with drawings by Regino Garcia. General assessment and condition before restoration: The book is in poor condition. Some pages have tears. Rebound in leather. Foxing and browning of pages are present due to acids and unstable temperature. The paper is very brittle and smelly. Traditional binding was not used in the book. Recommendations: To protect the pages from the damage, it is advisable to use a non-woven paper in between the pages during the washing process. Alkalization is recommended to remove the acids and stains on the paper. Bleaching should be applied to remove the stains and dark parts of the pages. Leaf casting and strip lining procedures are recommended to make the paper strong. Rebinding should be based on the original 19th century traditional binding. Total restoration cost: Php 80,761.30  Philippines. Secretaria de Guerra. Reglamento organico provisional del cuerpo de communicaciones del gobierno revolucionario de Filipinas. Barasoain, Bulacan : Imprenta Bajo la Direccion del Sr. Z. Fajardo, 1898. [HE276.A1P6 .P538 1898 ] Description: This pamphlet is copy of the Provisional Rules of the Department of the Revolutionary Government. Signed on November 23, 1898 in Malolos Bulacan by Emilio Aguinaldo, Presidente del Gobierno Recolucionario and Leandro Ibarra, Secretario del Interior. General assessment and condition before restoration: The book is in poor condition. Some pages have tears. Rebound in book cloth. Foxing and browning of pages are present due to acids and unstable temperature. The paper is very brittle and smelly. There was a previous repair of scotch tape on the sides of the pages. The binding used is not traditional binding. Recommendations: To protect the pages from the damage, it is advisable to use a non-woven paper in between the pages during the washing process. Alkalization is recommended to remove the acids and stains on the paper. It is best to remove the old repair tapes while the pages are wet. Bleaching should be applied to remove the stains and dark parts of the pages. Leaf casting and strip lining procedures are recommended to make the paper strong. Rebinding should be based on the original 19th century traditional binding. Total restoration cost: Php 17,811.30
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Balik-Aklatan 3 Secretariat University of Santo Tomas Miguel de Benavides Library España, Manila 1015 Philippines Tel: (632) 8-731-3034; Fax: (632) 8-740-9709; Contact Us
ustmdbl.balikaklatan3@gmail.com
A homecoming of former UST Miguel de Benavides Library employees and working scholars. This activity aims to: rekindle memories and good rapport among the former librarians, support staff and student assistants of the Library in the past years; motivate and engage the attendees to continuously support the Library’s worthwhile projects; and take ardent partners in promoting the welfare of the University and the Library. This event will also commemorate the 30th year of the establishment of the UST Miguel de Benavides Library Building and an opportunity to appeal for support to sponsor the restoration of some of the Library's significant rare books through the Sagip-Aklat : Rare Books Sponsorship Program. Balik-Aklatan 2020 3 Pagbabalik-tanaw. Pagdiriwang. Pagkakaisa. 3 Pagbabalik-tanaw. Pagdiriwang. Pagkakaisa. 2020 Balik-Aklatan
Invitation University of Santo Tomas Miguel de Benavides Library Lobby Alberto Drive, España, Sampaloc, Manila
Balik-Aklatan 3 related forms that can be downloaded Downloads
The UST Miguel de Benavides Library houses rare, historical and important books and documents which serve as eloquent witnesses to the important role of the University in nurturing the minds and values of the people who contributed to the birth and growth of the Philippine nation for centuries. Over the years, these timeless treasures have become fragile and dilapidated, others need minor repairs and others require extensive help. Since 1996, the UST Library has been restoring its significant rare collections with the help of its benefactors. These historical collections have been cherished since then. Book restoration is an expensive endeavor and is difficult to sustain with only limited resources. Thus, the Library initiated the Sagip-Aklat: Rare Books Sponsorship Program. It is designed to provide extra resources to build the fund for conservation and restoration of the Library’s old, rare, and historic books by donating funds to support the repair of one or more items. It is also an opportunity for others to contribute to the preservation of the rich heritage of the Philippine nation. Objectives: 1. To provide assistance to the restoration of the library’s rare and priceless books; 2. To extend the useful life of the library’s rare and historical collections; 3. To protect and save the nation’s/world’s knowledge for future generations; and 4. To generate a positive and enthusiastic attitude towards the appreciation of the importance of preserving rare and historical books and documents. Balik-Aklatan 3 Secretariat University of Santo Tomas Miguel de Benavides Library España, Manila 1015 Philippines Tel: (632) 8-731-3034; Fax: (632) 8-740-9709; ustmdbl.balikaklatan3@gmail.com Registration
Appeal for Support When you participate in the Sagip-Aklat: Rare Books Sponsorship Program, you significantly increase the Libraries' ability to restore and preserve significant rare books. Your generous donations will help us to protect the nation’s / world’s knowledge for future generations. It will have a lasting impact by preserving both the physical items and the quality of the library collections. And remember, these books passed through the hands and eyes of our most beloved students, like Dr. Jose Rizal, Apolinario Mabini, Emilio Jacinto, Marcelo H. del Pilar, Jacinto Zamora, Jose Burgos, Claro M. Recto, presidents, lawyers, doctors, pharmacists, martyrs and saints, ordinary citizens, men and women of our country browsed these books and were nourished by their contents. We appeal to generous citizens to help us keep this national heritage. Your support is an offering of gratitude to God’s “unending grace.” Below are the most urgently needed Filipiniana books which are in need of action:  Vidal y Soler, Sebastian. Revision de plantas vasculares Filipinas. Manila : Estab. Tipo-Litog. de M. Perez, 1886. [QK368 .V667r 1886] Description: The author was a general inspector and the chief of the Commission on Forestal Flora of the Philippines. His work was published by a Royal decree. It contains a thoroughly revised catalogue plants. This includes 136 families, 811 genera and 2,200 species (with only 1,500 determined and identified). It is a botanical masterpiece in itself that presupposes a tedious process of preparation. In the appendix, the volume includes a description of the Strychnos Ignatii with drawings by Regino Garcia. General assessment and condition before restoration: The book is in poor condition. Some pages have tears. Rebound in leather. Foxing and browning of pages are present due to acids and unstable temperature. The paper is very brittle and smelly. Traditional binding was not used in the book. Recommendations: To protect the pages from the damage, it is advisable to use a non-woven paper in between the pages during the washing process. Alkalization is recommended to remove the acids and stains on the paper. Bleaching should be applied to remove the stains and dark parts of the pages. Leaf casting and strip lining procedures are recommended to make the paper strong. Rebinding should be based on the original 19th century traditional binding. Total restoration cost: Php 80,761.30  Codigo civil de Filipinas : con todas sus enmiendas, algunas anotaciones la jurisprudencia de la corte suprema Filipinas y el tribunal supremme de España. Manila : Imprenta y fundicion de "El Comercio", 1912. [K7447.1 .C648 1912 ] Description: This is the civil code of the Philippines amended with some annotations and decisions of the Supreme Court of the Philippines and the Court of Justice of Spain. General assessment and condition before restoration: The book is in poor condition. Some pages have tears and watermarks. Rebound in leather. Browning and brittleness of pages are present due to acids and unstable temperature. Traditional binding was not used in the book. Recommendations: To protect the pages from the damage, it is advisable to use a non-woven paper in between the pages during the washing process. Alkalization is recommended to remove the acids and stains on the paper. Bleaching should be applied to remove the stains and dark parts of the pages. Leaf casting and strip lining procedures are recommended to make the paper strong. Rebinding should be based on the original 20th century traditional binding. Total restoration cost: Php 45,911.30  Philippines. Secretaria de Guerra. Reglamento organico provisional del cuerpo de communicaciones del gobierno revolucionario de Filipinas. Barasoain, Bulacan : Imprenta Bajo la Direccion del Sr. Z. Fajardo, 1898. [HE276.A1P6 .P538 1898 ] Description: This pamphlet is copy of the Provisional Rules of the Department of the Revolutionary Government. Signed on November 23, 1898 in Malolos Bulacan by Emilio Aguinaldo, Presidente del Gobierno Recolucionario and Leandro Ibarra, Secretario del Interior. General assessment and condition before restoration: The book is in poor condition. Some pages have tears. Rebound in book cloth. Foxing and browning of pages are present due to acids and unstable temperature. The paper is very brittle and smelly. There was a previous repair of scotch tape on the sides of the pages. The binding used is not traditional binding. Recommendations: To protect the pages from the damage, it is advisable to use a non-woven paper in between the pages during the washing process. Alkalization is recommended to remove the acids and stains on the paper. It is best to remove the old repair tapes while the pages are wet. Bleaching should be applied to remove the stains and dark parts of the pages. Leaf casting and strip lining procedures are recommended to make the paper strong. Rebinding should be based on the original 19th century traditional binding. Total restoration cost: Php 17,811.30  A los electores del 1 er distrito de Laguna de Bay. [S.l. : s.n.], 1895 (?). [JS7335 .P272 ] Description: The copy is in fair condition, with some torn and damaged pages caused by insects. It includes a table of contents, a list of typographical errors, a photo of Jose Rizal, a native of the province of Laguna, with an autograph to the author: Pedro A. Paterno. The work is about the voters of the first district of Laguna and historical notes on some of the towns of Laguna province. General assessment and condition before restoration: The book is in poor condition. Some pages have tears. Rebound in book cloth. Foxing and browning of pages are present due to acids and unstable temperature. The paper is very brittle and smelly. Traditional binding was not used in the book. Recommendations: To protect the pages from damage, it is advisable to use a non-woven paper in between the pages during the washing process. Alkalization is recommended to remove the acids and stains on the paper. Bleaching should be applied to remove the stains and dark parts of the pages. Leaf casting and strip lining procedures are recommended to make the paper strong. Rebinding should be based on the original 19th century traditional binding. Total restoration cost: Php 30, 736.30
Venue
The event fee is Php 900 for early bird until December 2, 2019 and Php 1,000 for regular fee inclusive of food and souvenir catalog. Payments may be made in cash or check on or before the event.
10 years have passed, it is with great pleasure that we invite you to another memorable gathering -- BALIK-AKLATAN 3: Pagbabalik-tanaw. Pagdiriwang. Pagkakaisa. A homecoming of former library employees and scholars. This will be held on February 9, 2020, Sunday at 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at UST Miguel de Benavides Library. We are highly encouraging all former library employees and scholars here and abroad to come and be part of this momentous occasion. Join us and spend a day with fun, memories, and prizes! Your presence at our Homecoming will surely bring joy to everyone. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Library!
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