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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...



With the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights’ (SCCR) thirty-fourth session at World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) approaching, we would be very grateful if we could draw on the Rare Books and Special Collections Section’s experience in order to strengthen our arguments. We need, as ever, to maintain the pressure for an international instrument which will not only keep up the pressure for copyright reform nationally, but will also allow libraries to operate internationally. The more we can present national delegates with evidence from their own countries, the more likely we are to convince them.  IFLA’s work at WIPO...


RBSC seeking members for Standing Committee

The Rare Books and Special Collections Section invites you to serve on our standing committee! We are especially looking for members from Central and South America, Asia, Oceania and sub-Saharan Africa, to complement our existing membership. IFLA has expectations of all standing committee members, who serve up to two four-year terms. In particular you are expected to make the effort to attend Standing Committee meetings, which take place at Congresses; the Section also has virtual or real mid-term meetings, and otherwise contribute to the work of the section, primarily conducted by email between congresses. Standing Committee members are elected in...


Directory of Rare Book and Special Collections in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland, 3rd edition, now available!

Facet Publishing have announced the release of the 3rd edition of the Directory of Rare Book and Special Collections in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. The Directory is the only publication to bring together rare book and special collections from all kinds of libraries across the UK and Ireland and is an essential research tool for researchers and librarians throughout the world. Fully updated since the second edition was published in 1997, this comprehensive and up-to-date guide encompasses collections held in national libraries, academic libraries,  public libraries, subscription libraries, clergy libraries, libraries for other professions, school libraries,...


Conference round-up: “A common international standard for rare materials? Why? And how?” (22 February 2016, Lisbon)

On the 22nd of February 2016, the IFLA Rare Books and Special Collections Section delivered a one-day conference, hosted by the Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal, on the topic of changing trends in international descriptive standards for rare materials. The conference, entitled “A common international standard for rare materials? Why? And how?” provided a platform for 10 presentations from speakers from institutions from the United States, Portugal, Spain, the United Kingdom, Germany and Sweden, and was attended by over 70 delegates from 14 different countries. A full programme of this conference can be found in a previous post on this blog, and...

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