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Medieval Book Customisation and Open Access: a Brief (and slightly tortured) Comparison

Kyle Brady

Kathryn Rudy’s latest book Piety in Pieces, details the activities of medieval book owners who personalised their books by st-andrews-logoinserting new pages, drawings, and notes. These personalisations ranged from minor modifications such as placing loose images between leaves, or adding notes to blank pages, to larger changes that necessitated rebinding. Immediately on first looking at the book I realised that there are parallels between the way medieval people treated their books, and open access, and particularly the way Creative Commons licenced material can be adapted.
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