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RBSCG Annual Study Conference : The Library as Classroom

RBSCG Annual Study Conference : The Library as Classroom The RBSCG Annual Study Conference will be held at Downing College, the University of Cambridge, from 5th-7th September 2018. Delegates are invited to hear speakers from across the country discuss using special collections for teaching across all library environments.   Confirmed speakers include Dr Jessica Gardner (University of Cambridge), Siobhan Britton (University of Brighton), Sarah Mahurter (University of the Arts London), Dr Tabitha Tuckett (University College London), Sally Stafford (University of Cambridge), Professor Simon Eliot (London Rare Book School), Dr Niveen Kassem (Newcastle University), Jason Scott-Warren and Andrew Zurcher (Centre for Material...


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

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   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...


2017 RBMS Conference: The Stories We Tell

We are pleased to announce that registration is now open for the 2017 RBMS Conference taking place this June in Iowa City, IA. Scholarships are also available, with an application deadline of March 31. The Stories We Tell focuses on storytelling as practice and metaphor in the mission and daily work of special collections. From writing traditional scholarly monographs to encoding digital humanities landscapes, from building deep and inclusive collections to designing new curricula, the ability to craft a compelling narrative is at the heart of cultural heritage work. Donors honor us with the stories of their lives and passions....


Call for Papers: The Information Landscape in Scotland: 1600-1900

Call for Papers: The Information Landscape in Scotland: 1600-1900 Saturday 1 July 2017, University of Dundee CILIP’s Library and Information History Group is delighted to announce that its 2017 conference will be held at the University of Dundee on Saturday 1 July 2017. Librarians, researchers and academics are invited to submit proposals for full papers (45 minutes) or lightning talks (10 minutes) on the following themes: – Public access to information in Scotland within the defined period. – The publishing, distribution and reception of non-fiction and newspapers/periodicals. – Knowledge institutions including (but not limited to) libraries, universities and intellectual societies....


Report from the IFLA Library of Congress Regional PAC Center

The Library of Congress (LOC) has been an IFLA/Preservation and Conservation (PAC) Center for many years, and has changed its focus during that time.   When the PAC produced the International Preservation News, (IPN) the LOC took responsibility for mailing the paper copies within North America.  When the publication ceased the LOC provided digital files of all the issues for the IFLA website to assure the availability of the valuable information that had been produced.  All issues are available for download from the IFLA website at  http://www.ifla.org/publications/international-preservation-news?og=32 Today the  LOC PAC Center focuses on providing resources through webpages and through broadcasting...


“Picking Up the Pieces”: 8th Annual Lawrence J. Schoenberg Symposium on Manuscript Studies in the Digital Age

Picking up the pieces In partnership with the Rare Book Department of the Free Library of Philadelphia, the Schoenberg Institute of Manuscript Studies (SIMS) at the University of Pennsylvania Libraries is pleased to announce the 8th Annual Lawrence J. Schoenberg Symposium on Manuscript Studies in the Digital Age. This year’s theme, “Picking up the Pieces,” considers the notions and consequences of fragmentation and reconstitution. When books are broken up, collections dispersed, or a society’s intellectual heritage is fragmented by time, nature, and human interventions, the act of piecing together the remains can lead to surprising insights about how and why...

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