“Collections and Books [A]cross Borders” – all day off-site session at WLIC 2017 (Wroclaw, Poland)

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You are invited to attend a special all-day session (Session 088) at the forthcoming IFLA World Library and Information Congress 2017:

“Collections and Books [A]cross Borders”


The session is open to all (no conference fee).  Due to limited space, please register by 15 August 2017 here: https://iflarbscs.konfeo.com


Wroclaw University Library (Biblioteka Uniwersytecka we Wrocławiu)

Date and Time:  Monday, 21 August 2017 / 8.30-17.15

Venue:  Wroclaw University Library (Biblioteka Uniwersytecka we Wrocławiu)

Address:  ul. F. Joliot-Curie 12, 50-383 Wrocław, Poland (see map below)


This all-day session explores historical and current practices for managing and providing access to collections that have crossed borders using case studies from around the world. A closing panel will discuss a set of draft guidelines for libraries to consider when acquiring and managing “non-patrimonial” books and collections.  Group discussion will be encouraged throughout the day.


Presented by the Rare Books and Special Collections Section jointly with the Indigenous Matters Section.  Program chairs: Claudia Fabian and David Farneth

IFLA World Congress website: http://2017.ifla.org/


Complete program information is also available as a PDF file here: https://www.ifla.org/files/assets/rare-books-and-manuscripts/ProgramSessions/ifla2017_session088_info_and_program.pdf


8.30                 Registration (at Wroclaw University Library)


9.00                 Welcome and Introduction:  Helen Vincent, Chair, Rare Books and Special Collections Section and Te Paea Taiuru, Chair Indigenous Matters Section


Welcome to the Wroclaw University Library: “Multicultural Collections and Digital Technologies.”  Grażyna Piotrowicz, Wroclaw University Library.


1st Session: Global Issues of modern times


9.30                 Indigenous Collections

Civallero, Edgardo.  (Spain)  “Record my indigenous word.  Or, how special sound collections may break internal borders”

Open discussion: What is indigenous? What is patrimonail? 


10.00               Collections at borders

Cruces, Lisa and Maira E. Álvarez and Sylvia Fernández Quintanilla (University of Houston, USA) „[A]Cross Borders: U.S.-Mexico Periodical Archives Digital Project”



10.25               Nylander, Eva Nilsson (Lund University Library, Sweden) “Return to Kashgar: The Jarring Collection of Uyghur Manuscripts”


Open discussion: Helen Vincent (Chair, Rare Books and Special Collections Section) on „Patrimony as a Concept.“  What are borders?  Other possible topics: What are borders, Polish-German borders, Yiddish collections, Colonialism


11.15               War

Cao, Xingyue (China) Westward moving history of Hubei Provincial library during the War of Resistance against Japan.


Open Discussion: Meg Phillips (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration) on restitution and other war-related issues.  Other topics might include: Pros and cons of using digitization to repatriate collection content


12.00               Preservation and exotic materiality

Françoise, Richard
 (Cambridge Colleges’ Conservation Consortium, U.K.)  “From China to Cambridge: modification of rare Chinese printed books within Cambridge College libraries”


Open discussion: Vicki-Anne Heikell (Alexander Turnbull Library, New Zealand). Other topics might include modifications of collections objects and issues surrounding fakes and forgeries.


12.30 – 14.00  LUNCH BREAK (on your own)


2nd Session: Historic and global perspectives  

14.00               Hernández Vázquez, Mª Ascensión and Rosa Díaz Burillo (Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED), Spain) “Latin classic incunabula printed in Spain: their transmission across the borders”


14.20               Sjökvist, Peter and Krister Östlund (Uppsala University Library, Sweden) “War booty at Uppsala University Library”


14.40                 Fabian, Claudia (Bavarian State Library, Germany) “Let our manuscripts talk about borders: a new look at the collection of the Bavarian State Library”


15.15 – 15:30  BREAK


3rd Session:     Policies and Procedures Going Forward

 15.30                Update on related IFLA activities

IFLA Digital Unification Working Group

Collaboration with ILAB


15.45               Jensen, Kristian (British Library, U.K.). “The ethical and legal framework for heritage acquisitions at the British Library”


16:15               ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION:  Recommendations for Policy and Procedure Development

Claudia Fabian (discussion leader)

Kristian Jensen

Helen Vincent

Te Paea Taiuru

Dorothea Sommer

David Farneth


17.15          Wrap-up and Acknowledgements



This all-day session takes place at the new Wroclaw University Library, located very close to the center of the city and serviced by many tram lines.  There is also tram service between the Wroclaw University Library and the Congress venue. The map below shows the relative locations of the city center, the Wroclaw University Library (at Fryderyka Joliot-Curie 12) and the Congress venue (Hala Stulecia).


OpenEdition suggests that you cite this post as follows:
IFLA Rare Books & Special Collections Section (June 21, 2017). “Collections and Books [A]cross Borders” – all day off-site session at WLIC 2017 (Wroclaw, Poland). Rare & Special: News from the Rare Books and Special Collections Section of IFLA. Retrieved July 20, 2024 from https://doi.org/10.58079/pvkr

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