The Fourth LIBER Manuscript Librarians Group Conference will be held at the Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale di Rome, in May 2010.
Deadline for registration: 20 April 2010
Registration fees: 80 €
Maximum number of participants: 100
The purpose of LIBER Manuscript Librarians Group, established in Stockholm in 2000, is to give European manuscripts curators a space where to exchange knowledge and experiences and promote mutual understanding and cooperation. The 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 dissemination of digital technologies is strongly affecting manuscript culture, as well as any other field of information and knowledge. The 4th Conference of the Group will focus on the evolution we are facing and on how we expect the world of manuscripts – the nature of the manuscripts themselves, their public, and their curators – will be like in a short time. Starting with information and news from ten European countries about their libraries’ collections and activities, the Conference will include sessions on born-digital materials, networks of digitized manuscripts, old and new readers and users, and training of curators, trying to highlight the best ways to manage and preserve for future generations born-digital literary and historical documents and to profit from the technological sceneries to enhance and expand access to and knowledge of the manuscript sources. The last 30 minutes of each session will be devoted to discussion.
An exhibition of manuscripts will be held in the Conference room.
For further details as they are published, please consult the LIBER Manuscripts Librarians Group website.
Dr Jutta Weber, Secretary of the LIBER Manuscript Librarians Group
Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz