Rare Books Specialist

Appraisal of books

Manuscripts, maps, ...

I am a passionate person in the world of books

I am José María Chacón Losada

My passion for culture in general, more specifically, literature and art, has led to my academic background (very focused on mathematics and computer science) is far from my interests and hobbies.

What began as a curious interest in an old book of my father at age 5, has led me to a passion for everything that surrounds the world of antique books, field in which I have been self-taught.


EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

Company

  • BUSINESSMAN

    2014 to the present

    Business Management

    My own Bookstore, in which trade with old and second hand books.
    Click here to view Rerum Libri

  • BUSINESSMAN

    2014 to the present

    Business Management

    I am currently CEO of Liberlia, a platform that provides computer services to libraries and individuals with multiple items (sales, auctions, management titles, discounts, invoices, messages, etc.).

    Click here to view LIBERLIA

  • Programming and content development

    2011 to the present

    Programming and content development.

    In the four years I've been managing and expanding this website, it has undoubtedly become the reference page of the old book in Spanish, far exceeding the 1,000 visits per day. There are now numerous research conducted at universities that take the information contained in the web as a reference source.

    Click here to view Todolibroantiguo

  • Profile Management

    2010 to the present

    Community Manager

    I manage profile @libroantiguo, in Twitter since 2011, which has grown to become reference in its sector worldwide in social networks. Also, I manage others like @liberlia or @rerumlibri in different social networks (Facebook, Instagram Google+...)

  • Book Appraiser online

    2013 to the present

    I.A. Algorithm Development

    Rarebookvalue.net has become the first virtual book appraiser, whose algorithm'm currently developing.

Awards:


  • First Prize, 2010
    National Research Competition "Esdelibro.es", organized by the Spanish Reproduction Rights Organisation (CEDRO) and the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science.
    "Title: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. History of deception"



  • First Prize, 2011
    National Research Competition "Esdelibro.es", organized by the Spanish Reproduction Rights Organisation (CEDRO) and the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science.
    "Title: The Lost Book of J. J. Rousseau"



  • special Mention, 2012
    National Research Competition "Esdelibro.es", organized by the Spanish Reproduction Rights Organisation (CEDRO) and the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science.
    "Title: Gods, men and monsters. In search of the secret of the Unicorn."


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Courses received

Organization Name Date and duration
Complutense University of Madrid
Writing and documents in colonial Iberoamerica.
March 2018

Other Merits

Organization
Incunabula
President of the Association of Bibliophiles of Spain
Abril 2013 - to the present
Literary Studies Association of Mexico
Collaboration in the organization of the event "Days of Literary and Culture".
March 2015
Philobiblon (University of Berkeley, California)
The Philobiblion bibliographic database with information on the primaries, manuscript and printed sources, of medieval Spanish culture has selected todolibroantiguo.es and myself, as a source of information in 2012.
March 2013
I Bibliology International Meeting organized by the Interdisciplinary Seminar Bibliology (SIB-IIB-UNAM) and CEIICH-UNAM. Autonomous University of Mexico.
Collaboration in the organization of the event.
September 2013.
Second Meeting of Institutions with Old and Rare Funds, organized by the National Library of Argentina
Collaboration in the organization of the event.
April 2013

Contact

Where I am

Contact

San Fernando (Cádiz)
638 96 76 12
jmchaconl@gmail.com
www.josechacon.me

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