Libraries Under Threat Conference

May. 24, 2011
Location: Gordon House Room 106, UCL, London London,



One-day conference: Libraries under threat
University College London
24 May 2011

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
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
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.

The conference will commence at 9.45 (registration from 9.20)

A fee of £40 (inc. VAT) will be charged for members of the Library & Information
History Group, and £52 (inc. VAT) for non-members: fee includes annual
membership of the Group.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

A student bursary is available for attendance at this event - for details see
the booking form.

For bookings contact:
Shauna Barrett,
Subject Librarian for Anthropology & Celtic,
UCL Library Services,
University College London,
Gower Street,
London WC1E 6BT