IFLA Rare Books and Special Collections Section events at WLIC 2016

The 2016 WLIC in Columbus, Ohio, is almost upon us and the Rare Books and Special Collections Section invites you to join our programme of events during the Congress.

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Full details of each session are posted on the Congress website but this post gives a short summary.

Get involved!

Some of the IFLA RBSC Standing Committee members after their second business meeting in Cape Town in 2015, with observers

Some of the IFLA RBSC Standing Committee members after their second business meeting in Cape Town in 2015, with observers

If you are interested in the Rare Books and Special Collections section, and in the issues involved in working with rare books and special collections of any kind, please come and speak to us at the Congress. You are invited to attend our off-site day on the Monday and our on-site programme session and the sessions we have been involved with, to attend either or both of our Section Business Meetings, and to talk to members of the Rare Standing Committee during the Congress.

From a congress session organised by the IFLA RBSC Standing Committee at Helsinki, 2012

From a congress session organised by the IFLA RBSC Standing Committee at Helsinki, 2012

If you would like to become more involved with the work of the Section: we extend to anyone who is interested in joining the committee or in becoming a corresponding member a warm invitation to attend our Section Business Meetings and speak to us informally about what is involved. Several of our members will be standing down from the Standing Committee in 2017 and we will be looking to fill vacancies. The nomination procedure will open in late 2016.

The RBSC co-organises and sponsors conferences and seminars outside the WLIC. Please do take the opportunity during the Congress to discuss any such events, or the hosting of future satellite or mid-term Section meetings, with us.

IFLA RBSC Section Officers: Helen Vincent (chair), Krister Ostlund (secretary), Daryl Green (information coordinator)

IFLA RBSC Section Officers: Helen Vincent (chair), Krister Ostlund (secretary), Daryl Green (information coordinator)

If you can’t join us in Columbus and are interested in any of these topics, please get in touch – contact our Section Officers Chair Helen Vincent; Secretary Krister Östlund; Information Officer Daryl Green or any other committee member.

 

82nd IFLA World Library and Information Congress, 13-19 August 2016

Rare Books and Manuscripts Section

 

Business Meetings

 

Saturday 13 August

Session 010     Standing Committee I — Rare Books and Special Collections

09:45 – 12:15; Room: C220-221

 

Thursday 18 August

Session 217     Standing Committee II — Rare Books and Special Collections

11:30 – 13:00; Room: C224

 

Conference Sessions

 

Monday 15 August

Session 091     Worth a Thousand Words: A Global Perspective on Image Description, Discovery, and Access
Rare books and Special collections with Art Libraries and Audiovisual and Multimedia

09:00-17:30
Off-site Location: The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum, 1813 N High St, Columbus, OH 43210
Tuesday 16 August

Session 146     ‘Data Across Borders: Discovering and Describing Rare Materials’
Rare Books and Special Collections
13:45 – 15:45; Room C112-115

 

Session 154     Theft in libraries – facing the hidden truth
Strategic Programme on Preservation and Conservation (PAC) with Rare Books and Special Collections

16:00 – 18:00; Room C210-212

 

Wednesday 17 August

Session 164     Quality management and preservation in the age of mass processing – Preservation and Conservation with Audiovisual and Multimedia and Rare Books and Special Collections

09:30 – 12:45; Hall E

 

 

Section Dinner: Wednesday 17 August at a local restaurant, with invitations extended to the panellists at our sessions and joint sessions, and other interested Congress attendees. Venue to be confirmed.

 

We look forward to seeing you in Columbus!

-Helen Vincent, Section Chair.

 


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