Category Archives: Events

IFLA conference: Marketing of rare and special collections in a digital age

Papers from the recent IFLA conference are now available online for those of us who didn’t make it to Helsinki. An interesting bunch of papers made up session 87 on “Marketing of rare and special collections in a digital age”. … Continue reading

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Two conferences to watch…

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 … Continue reading

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An Open Library

I missed the CILIP Rare Books and Special Collections Group Conference last week but I did something else that refired my enthusiasm for public engagement with special collections. Christ’s College Library, where I am currently Assistant Librarian, took part in a local … Continue reading

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Newsflash: RBSCG Conference open for booking

The Rare Books and Special Collections Group conference 2011, ‘If you’ve got, it flaunt it’,  is open for booking. This year it’s all about how to promote your collections to a variety of audiences. More details and an application form are available … Continue reading

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If you’ve got it, flaunt it

For anyone interested in promoting their special collections to a variety of audiences, CILIP Rare Books and Special Collections Group’s annual conference will be well worth attending. It takes place on 7-9 September in at the University of Durham. Booking … Continue reading

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Making connections: The Voluntary Arts Network

Some of the best advice and contacts for special collections outreach can be found outside the libraries box. If training, information or funding is labelled ‘for museums’ or ‘for arts groups’ or ‘for charities’ or ‘for [insert other]’, it might actually also … Continue reading

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ESRC Festival of Social Sciences

Special collections looking for a small pot of funding to organise a public engagement event should consider joining in with the Economic and Social Sciences Research Council Festival of Social Sciences. It takes place this year 29 October – 5 November. The ESRC … Continue reading

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