Posts Tagged ‘Filipiniana’


Press work pa rin at CIP

November 14, 2009

Press work of Collection Building: Filipiniana continues!

Rushing on the blueprint to get to the printer by Tuesday so that by the time I go to Baguio City for the screening on Thursday Nov. 19, of my docu Silent O, in celebration of Deaf Awareness Week, something will simultaneously happen…Hope I succeed in meeting my target deadline. Got back today, the blueprint from Nestor de Guzman, book’s copy editor but I have yet to give it to a friend for another “look.” Had printing experiences in the past– with regards the difficulty of being perfectly free from errors despite so “many eyes” that perused on it, most especially if there are many historical notes. So as to minimize that, with the hope as always that everything will be all right, and the book will be error-free, I ask those who are in no way involved in the project to read the third time as they usually look with fresh eyes.

I already got the CIP* (Cataloging-in-publication) from the National Library of the Philippines and as I’ve earlier posted, I’ll be placing here as well the book’s table of contents to give librarians some idea as to the book’s actual content. The book will be ready earliest by mid-December, latest first week of January 2010. That’s the target!

* Cataloging-in-publication (CIP) is a voluntary program of cooperation between the National Library and the publishers that allows the cataloging of Filipiniana books prior to publication.

Click below to see the table of contents and the CIP data:

Table of Contents_Ani IV

To know why CIP is important, click below



Collection Building_Filipiniana

November 2, 2009

I have stopped working on my film on the CPs again to concentrate on finishing, this time, the 300-page book publication on development and building of Filipiniana collection—being targeted to be in the printing house this week. This will be the fourth volume of my brother’s writings, the latest to come out. His book series is called “Mga Ani ni Gani,” five-in-all when published. A promise I must accomplish…

This book is all about Filipiniana, most useful not only to  Filipino librarians but also to historians as it contains lists of historical and manuscript sources available not only in the Philippines but abroad. Thanks to the National Commission for Culture and the Arts for supporting its publication! Below is the cover study by artist-painter Fernando Escora. On the front cover is the picture of my brother, Isagani “Gani” R. Medina at work in the Filipiniana Section of the UP Main Library in Gonzalez Hall, circa late 60s. The design atop is part of the cover of Leon-Pinelo’s “Epitome.” On the back cover are blurbs about the book written by Prof. Salvacion M. Arlante, University Librarian, UP; Prof. Rosa A. Vallejo, former dean of the UP Institute of Library Science, and historian Dr. Malou T. Camagay, currently the UP Press Director.

Cover Design by Fernando Escora




February 8, 2009

In between production of my advocacy films on sped children, I publish the writings of my historian-brother Dr. Isagani R. Medina. Day before yesterday (Friday, February 6), I received a letter from the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) informing me that my project proposal “Collection Building—Filipiniana,” a compilation of writings on Filipiniana development, Philippine library science and history written by my brother has been approved by the NCCA Board of Commissioners last January 15, 2009.

“Collection Building—Filipiniana” is the fourth in the Mga Ani ni Gani series of five volumes which I have started publishing since 2001. My brother got to see only two out of five volumes of his writings printed. The first three volumes are as follows:


1) “Ang Kabite sa Gunita—Essays on Cavite and the Philippine Revolution” published by UP Press in 2001
2) “May tainga ang Lupa—Espionage in the Philippines (1896-1902) and Other Essays,” published by UST Publishing House in 2002
3) “Dila ng Bayan” (a book on Philippine linguistic history) published by MM and the NCCA in 2005

To procure copies of the first two volumes, you may contact or go directly to the publishers whereas the third volume may be directly ordered from me. It costs P280 per copy only (postage price not included) Email or better buy from the following outlets: UP Press Bookstore at Balay Kalinaw in UP Diliman, Solidaridad Bookstore in Padre Faura St. Manila and at the UP Department of History c/o Tess.

My brother, professor emeritus at the UP Department of History was one of the first Dangal ng Haraya (Lifetime Achievement) awardees of the NCCA. He passed away in September 2004.