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WLIC 2017 Call for Papers

The IFLA Rare Books and Special Collections Section invites proposals for papers for an open 2-hour session and a special all-day session co-sponsored by the Indigenous Matters Section at the 83rd IFLA World Library and Information Congress in Wrocław, Poland, 19-25 August 2017. Themes: “Out of the Stacks: Special Collections In Society” What happens when special collections are taken out of their library home, either virtually or physically, and used by the library or by others beyond the traditional ways in which libraries have interpreted these collections for audiences who come into their buildings. Today’s exhibitions may be accompanied by a programme...


Managing and Promoting Special Collections in Africa: RBSC’s IFLA WLIC 2015 Preconference Satellite Meeting

Annual conferences are often bookended by preconferences and workshops at the start of them with tours of libraries, exhibits, and scenic side trips at their end, and the 2015 IFLA WLIC conference was no exception. But, what was exceptional was the theme and content of this year’s satellite meeting: Managing and Promoting Special Collections in Africa: the Bleek-Lloyd Collection and Beyond. Sponsored by IFLA’s Rare Books and Special Collections Section, organized by David Farneth (The Getty Institute), and hosted by Renate Meyer (Head, Special Collections Library, University of Cape Town), the preconference was a one day event that was attended...


IFLA Conference Session Explores African Cultural Heritage Collaboration

At the IFLA Annual World Congress this year in Cape Town, the Rare Books and Special Collections Section sponsored a session devoted to “fostering collaboration to build and preserve African cultural heritage.” The section’s members devised the program to call broader attention to some of the impressive collaborative work that has been undertaken over the years as well as to get an update on the current state of the Timbuktu manuscripts. Four of the five papers can be found in the IFLA Library. Daryl Green (University of St Andrews, United Kingdom) moderated the session attended by ca. 200 people in...


Photos from the RBSC Committee’s activities in Cape Town now on Flickr

A new album has been added to the IFLA Rare Book and Special Collections Standing Committee’s Flickr photostream from our activities in at and around the 2015 WLIC in Cape Town. These included a one-day satellite conference at the University of Cape Town and a visit to the University’s Special Collections, Standing Committee meetings and sponsored sessions at the WLIC, and visits to several libraries in and around Cape Town. More photos will be added soon, and if you have any you would like to contribute please get in touch!  

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