RRLM Workshop - Library Collections: New Concepts and Challenges
Date: 1st November, 10am to 4pm
Location: Brunei Gallery, School of Oriental and African Studies (See map)
**Registration closes on Friday 26th October**
***Please note this workshop is for RLUK members only***
This is the first workshop in a series that RLUK, with support from the RIN, will hold as part of its programme of work on Redefining the Research Library Model. The aim of this programme is to help research libraries individually and collectively to develop strategies that respond effectively to rapid changes in the research, HE and information environments.
This first workshop will focus on the concepts and challenges which surround library collections, which is the first of three key themes which will be explored in sequence during the programme. Subsequent workshops will focus on:
- The role of libraries in the research process
- The development of new services and new skills
The workshop will be built around a group of short and provocative papers which will be circulated in advance, addressing such key issues as
- whether the goal of comprehensive coverage, even within closely-defined fields, is a realistic one;
- the relationships between the collections of individual HE libraries alongside national and international collections in an online environment;
- whether we should revisit the idea of collaborative collection management and development;
- whether patron-driven acquisition is an appropriate strategy for collection development in the future;
- the role of libraries in preservation; and
- what we mean by – and the value of - special collections.
One of the aims of the programme is to build – through forums and the development of networks – communities of professionals who are interested in pursuing discussion of such issues so that they can contribute to the development of policies and strategies both for their own libraries and at a national scale. Hence the workshops will be highly interactive and participative. We want your input and ideas, and to help you make connections.
This RLUK workshop will be led by Michael Jubb from the RIN, Mark Brown from Southampton, and John MacColl from St Andrews.
To register for this workshop please complete the form below. (Please note that spaces for this workshop are limited, therefore successful registration is not a guarantee of a place being secured).
***Registration for the workshop is now closed***