- Chair, Dr Jutta Weber, Stellvertr. Leiterin der Handschriftenabteilung, Leiterin des Referats Nachldsse und Autographen, Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz, Potsdamer Str. 33, D – 10785 Berlin, Germany, T: +49 30 266 2844, Fax: +49 30 266 2842, E: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Secretary, Mr Ivan Boserup, Head ofManuscripts and Rare Books, The Royal Library, Copenhagen, PB 2149,DK-1016 København K, Danmark, T: +45 3347 4443 (Cell: +45 2020 7744, Fax: +45 3332 9846, E: email@example.com
- Ms Michèle Sacquin, Conservateur en chef au Département des manuscrits, Bibliothèque Nationale de France, 58 rue de Richelieu, 75002 Paris, France, T: +33 01 53 798 927, E: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Elissaveta Moussakova, Head of the Manuscripts and Old Printed Books Department, St Cyril and St Methodius National Library, Sofia, 88 Vasil Levski Blvd., 1037 Sofia, Bulgaria, T: +359 2 988 2811, F: +359 2 843 5495, E: email@example.com
- Mr Ad Leerintveld, Keeper of Modern Manuscripts, Koninklijke Bibliotheek, National Library of the Netherlands, PO Box 90407, NL-2509 LK The Hague, The Netherlands, T: +31 70 314 03 20, E: Ad.Leerintveld@kb.nl
- Ms Anna Gudayol, Cap de la Secció de Manuscrits, Biblioteca de Catalunya, Hospital 56, E-08001 Barcelona, Spain, T: +34 93 270 2300, ext. 2184— F: +34 93 270 2304, E: firstname.lastname@example.org
This section provides per country concise information about the major manuscripts and archives collections, about the institutions where the collections are kept (website links, historical data etc.).
- Catalogue of Digitized Medieval Manuscripts
- CERL Portal: Manuscripts and Early Printed Material
- Consortium of European Research Libraries (CERL)
- European Library
- European Digital Library
- IFLA Rare Books and Manuscripts Section
- KOOP-LITERA – Portal der deutschsprachigen Literaturarchive
- Repositories of Primary Sources
- Kristeller: Latin manuscript books before 1600
- Scriptorium / Bulletin Codicologique
- Dutch East India Company Archives and Research
Useful links pertaining to local or national cooperation are to be found in the corresponding section of the National Backgrounds.
Under the Association, each Professional Division was entitled to establish Expert Committees to assist with its work. The LIBER Manuscript Librarians Group was set up under the LIBER Collection Development Division after European manuscript librarians met in September 2002 at a conference in to discuss developments in their field. The 2001 LIBER's Annual General Conference, held in London, had formally approved the Manuscript Librarians Group. The LIBER Manuscript Librarians Group has become the LIBER Manuscript Librarians Expert Group under the new LIBER structure, established at the end of 2009, working in the frame of the Steering Committee on Heritage Collections and Preservation (SCHCP).
The LIBER Manuscript Librarians Group recognises the unique significance of manuscript and archive collections, not only for the world of research and learning, but also for a wider audience of people interested in history and cultural heritage. The primary aims of the Group are to act as a forum for curatorial concerns, and to enhance understanding and practical cooperation among curators across Europe, taking account of the differences in approach which have occurred historically.
The Fourth Manuscript Librarians Conference "Meeting with manuscripts, today and tomorrow" was held at the Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale, Rome, May 26-28, 2010. Find the conference report here as published by Jutta Weber in the June 2010 issue of the CERL Newsletter.
(May 2010) The Progress Reports 2007-2009 contain important and interesting information about manuscript activities in no less than seventeen European countries. Furthermore, the section National Backgrounds includes new reports about Belgium, Czech Lands, Denmark, Portugal, Switzerland and the Vatican City, while several countries have updated their existing reports.