Programme now available for IFLA RBSCS Mid-term conference!

The programme for the IFLA Rare Books & Special Collections section mid-term conference has now been published! You can view it below or download it here.


Libraries in the sky

large-scale collaboration strategies and infrastructures to enhance the use of digital heritage collections

National Library of Norway (Oslo), 12 April 2018

09:00: Coffee, welcome and opening:

  • Hege Stensrud Høsøien, National Library of Norway
  • Helen Vincent, Chair of IFLA RBSC section

09:30-10:30 Digital Discovery of Cultural Heritage Treasures

  • V. Zupan: Legacy Treasure of the “Svetozar Markovic” university library in Belgrade: Experience from a Digital Environment
  • P. Granholm: Manuscripta – a Digital Catalogue of Manuscripts in Sweden

10:30-10:45 Coffee break

10:45-12:00 Large-scale collection development, discovery and access

  • E. MacGlone: Development of a UK sports collection for the UK Legal Deposit Web Archive
  • J. Simmons: Global Discovery of Special Collections and Archives via the SNAC
  • A. Baillot, F. Vignale: Exploring the cultural heritage of reading: the READ-IT project

12:00-13:00 Lunch

13:00-14:30 Improving access through technology: user experience and IIIF

  • A. Angeletaki: Archives and libraries brought into the 21st century through the use of technology. Lessons learned and challenges to reflect upon.
  • M. Mcgrattan: Digirati: cloud-based infrastructure and services for digital content delivery and content enrichment, centred around the use of IIIF and other open APIs
  • S. Brumfield, J. Howard: Round Trip to Paradise: using IIIF to connect disparate library systems

14:30-14:45 Coffee break

14:45-15:15 Sharing and using collections digitally

  • R. Mouren: The ReACH Project: Promoting universally the Reproduction, storage and sharing of works of Art and Cultural Heritage through digital technologies
  • R. Di Cresce, A. Bolintineanu: Using IIIF to Teach Rare Books, Special Collections and Digital Humanities

15:15-16:15 Open session for comments and conclusion, chaired by H. Vincent

Registration is free for this conference, however advanced booking is essential. Please email Nina Korbu (National Library of Norway) to book your place.

Cite this blog post
IFLA Rare Books & Special Collections Section (2018, February 27). Programme now available for IFLA RBSCS Mid-term conference! Rare & Special: News from the Rare Books and Special Collections Section of IFLA. Retrieved June 18, 2024, from

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