Marketing and advocacy for special collections is up for discussion this year. Two big conferences will include talk of outreach and access for varied audiences.
CILIP Rare Books and Special Collections Group annual conference, Speaking Truth to Power: making special collections work in times of recession, includes a session on “Renaissance Books: Schools outreach at the Museum of the History of Science” as well as other talks that are sure to touch on the subject.
The IFLA conference has a session devoted to Marketing of rare and special collections in a digital age. Whilst there is not much information about the content of the individual talks on the webpage, the titles promise a wide-ranging discussion. I’m hoping to find out all about it from someone who can make it to Helsinki!
Is anyone reading planning to go to either conference?