Nordic Conference on Preservation and Access

Subject: Nordic Conference on Preservation and Access
From: Emanuella Giavarra (
Date: ma 06 huhti  1998 - 20:25:08 EEST

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National Libraries and Research Libraries in a time of change
Nordic Conference on Preservation and Access

Conference at The Royal Library Stockholm 5 - 6 October 1998, Arranged
by The Royal Library Stockholm & The Royal Library Copenhagen

Preservation and Access in Nordic Research Libraries:
A Progress Report/State of the Union

The rapid development of information technology and shifting library use
has compelled libraries with historical collections, be they national,
research or university libraries, to reassess their policies as regards
preservation and access.

The changes in the library world have been twofold. On the one hand, the
physical environment and thus document access has undergone substantial
development. Not only have a number of leading libraries moved, or are
on the threshold of moving, into new or refurbished premises, but
information technology has altered the way in which materials can be
accessed and preserved.
 Secondly, more attention is being paid to the library's role as a
safeguard of cultural heritage. Libraries are underlining their role as
cultural institutions and attracting new user groups.

The organisers hope that this seminar will provide its participants the
opportunity of acquainting themselves with some of the most recent
developments in the library world and of assessing how these
developments have and will affect library policy as regards preservation
and access.

Seminar venue

The seminar venue will be The Royal Library, Humlegaarden, situated in
the centre of Stockholm.

The seminar fee is 1.500 SEK (Swedish Kronor). This covers the sessions,
welcome reception, lunches and conference dinner.

Bookings should be made on the attached form and send to:

Anne-Marie Karlsson
The Royal Library
Box 5039
S-102 41 Stockholm

For payment use postal giro account 156 47-1. Please note "Preservation
conference" with your payment. The registration deadline is 9 September
1998. Late booking may be possible, please check before sending payment.

Hotel accommodation and travel is not organised by the seminar

Seminar organisation
The seminar is organised by The Royal Library, Stockholm and The Royal
Library, Copenhagen. General questions about the seminar organisation
should be addressed to:

Steen Bille Larsen
The Royal Library
P.O. Box 2149
1016 Copenhagen K
Phone +45 33 47 47 47,

Margareta Törngren
The Royal Library
Box 5039,
S-102 41 Stockholm,
Phone +46 8 463 42 79,

More information:

Sunday 4 October 1998

19.00 Registration and Welcome Reception at the Royal Library

Monday 5 October 1998

Session 1: National preservation Plans

9.00 - 9.15 Welcome and introduction

9.15 - 9.45 The Delta Plan of Cultural Heritage - a case Study / Ted
Steemers, Preservation officer of the States Archives, Haag

9.45 - 10.15 A National Preservation Plan for Swedish Libraries / Lars
Björdal, Senior Conservator, Uppsala University Library, Uppsala

10.15 - 10.45 Coffee

10.45 - 11.15 The Digital Challenge; Converging Preservation Plans for
Books and Non-book information Carriers / Bendik Rugaas, National
Librarian, The national Library Oslo

11.15 - 12.15 Panel discussion / and contribution from the other Nordic

12.30 - 13.30 Lunch

Session 2: New Buildings and new Views on Preservation

13.30 - 14.00 A concept for Collection Management, old and new Media /
Erland Kolding Nielsen, Director, The Royal Library Copenhagen

14.00 - 14.30 Planning the Collection Management / Tomas Lidman,
librarian, The Royal Library Stockholm

14.30 - 15.00 Coffee

15.00 - 15.30 The Impact of a new Library Building on the Preservation
Culture in a National Library / Mirjam Foot, Head of Collection and
Preservation Department, British Library, London

15.30 - 16.15 Panel discussion / and contribution from the other Nordic

16.30 - 17.30 Guided tour at The Royal Library and the underground

Evening: Conference Dinner

Tuesday 6 October 1998

Session 3: Preservation and Conversion to other Media

9.00 - 9.30 The DIEPER Project, DIgitised European PERiodicals / Dr.
Werner Schwartz, State and University Library, Göttingen

9.30 - 10.00 Saga Net, A manuscript Collection on the Net / Thorstein
Hallgrímsson, Director of Technology, The National Library of Iceland,

10.00 - 10.30 Coffee

10.30 - 11.00 Microfilming at the University Library in Helsinki /
Bermer-Laamanen, Head of Centre for Microfilming and Conservation,

11.00 - 11.30 The Kulturarw3 Heritage Project / Johan Mannerheim, Head,
Division of Information Technology. The Royal Library Stockholm.

11.30 - 12.15 Panel discussion / and contribution from the other Nordic

12.15 - 13.15 Lunch

Session 4: New aspects of User Services and Preservation Politics

13.15 - 13.45 A House Divided. Collection Considerations and
Concerns when dividing a Library / Elisabeth Eide, Head of National and
Special Collections, University of Oslo Library

13.45 - 14.15 User services - a Balance of Access and Preservation /
Jonas Palm,Head of Preservation, The Royal Library, Copenhagen

14.15 - 14.45 Coffee

14.45 - 15.15 Die Deutsche Bibliothek : House of Books and electronic
Archive. Changes in Services as a Response to new Technology and new
Demands from Users /Dr. Werner Stephan. Director, University Library

15.15 - 16.00 Summary discussion / and contribution from the other

16.00 End of Seminar

Nordic Conference
on Preservation and Access
Stockholm 5 - 6 October 1998

Please fill in and send this booking form or request for further
Ms. Anne-Marie Karlsson,
The Royal Library,
Box 5039,
S-102 41 Stockholm, Sweden
Phone: +46 8-463 40 09, Fax: +46 8-463 40 04,


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