D.Litt. ceremony at Lambeth Palace
7 September 2004
DJS and Archbishop

 From the Lambeth Palace press release:

Dr David Shaw

Dr Shaw, Senior Lecturer in French at the University of Kent, is also general editor of the Cathedral Libraries Catalogue. This work, which had been started in 1943, involved listing all books published in England, Wales and the Continent prior to 1701 and the second and final parts have recently been published by the Bibliographical Society in conjunction with the British Library.

Dr Shaw’s contribution was to lead the project to its conclusion and to record the listings on a personally designed computer programme to allow the catalogue to be available to a wide range of interested users.

DLitt: In recognition of his work as Editor-in-Chief of the Cathedral Libraries Catalogue for over 20 years and for bringing successfully to completion work begun in 1943.