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Saturday, May 07, 2011

"Libraries under Threat" - Conference (UK)

Libraries under threat - 24 May 2011 - University College London. Speakers to include:

Professor Andrew Stauffer of the University of Virginia on the preservation of the printed book in libraries.

Professor Laurel Brake, Professor Emerita of Literature and Print Culture at Birkbeck, on historical newspapers and periodicals in British research libraries.

John Crawford on what the Edzell library tells us about contemporary ideologies of public library provision and the library's potential as a museum of librarianship.

Christine Penney on the threatened Hurd Library at Hartlebury Castle.

Dr Sue Reynolds of the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology on how the rules of an Antipodean library's foundation in 1851 threaten its existence today.

Simon Barron on Paul Otlet's ill-fated Mundaneum.

Zdeněk Uhlíř of the National Library of the Czech Republic on how digitisation may allow the reconstruction of historic collections.

Karen Attar of Senate House Library on the University of London Library during the Second World War.

John Powles of the Giving Voice Workshops on library campaign songs.

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