External Event: 2017 Conference of CILIP Rare Books and Special Collections Group:
20 August 2017 | 1:26 pm

Collections at Risk


Sussex University, Brighton, United Kingdom


This year the RBSCG conference focuses on the risks that our library and archive collections face and how to mitigate them. Topics covered include theft and vandalism and the sale and disposal of collections. Conservation and preservation issues are also covered. We have talks on disaster planning and what to do when you have a very limited budget for preservation. The preservation of materials not in paper format are also be covered.



Wednesday 6th September: Preservation and Conservation

Elizabeth Oxborrow-Cowan, Consultant Archivist - UNESCO Memory of the World – Using the UNESCO brand to protect collections

Stacey Anderson, Media Archivist- Plymouth City Council- Visual archive media: their value and preservation

Emma Dadson, Divisional Manager – Harwell Document Restoration Services – Practical session.

Will Prentice, Head of Technical Services, Sound & Vision - The British Library - ’ Save our Sounds’

Sarah Bashir, Preservation Manager– Lambeth Palace Library - Preservation :what to do when you have no money


Thursday 7th September: Theft and Vandalism

Barbara McCormack, Special Collections Librarian, Maynooth University, Ireland – The St. Canice’s Cathedral collection: Preserving a 300-year-old library at Maynooth University.

Anke Timmermann – The Antiquarian Booksellers Association – An ABA perspective on book theft and vandalism

Adrian Edwards, Head of Printed Heritage Collections - The British Library - Collection Security at the British Library, and the Management of Risk

Giles Mandelbrote, Librarian and Archivist - Lambeth Palace Library – Returned after 40 years: stolen books from Lambeth Palace Library.



Friday 8th September: Sale and Disposal

CILIP Rare Books and Special Collecitons Annual General Meeting 2017

Anastasia Tennant, Collections and Cultural Property- Arts Council England – Title TBC

Alixe Bovey, Courtauld Institute - The Dissolution of the Mendham Collection: reflections on a historic library we could not save

Margaret Lane Ford, International Head of Group, Books & Manuscripts, Christie’s – A bookseller’s perspective

Wed, 6th Sep 2017 - 9:30am to Fri, 8th Sep 2017 - 5:30pm
Lucy Evans
Free Event: 

Bursary available - Historic Libraries Forum Conference
20 August 2017 | 12:28 pm

Are you thinking about attending this year’s Historic Libraries Forum conference on 13 November? 


CILIP’s Library and Information History Group is delighted to offer a bursary for a graduate/post-graduate student or recently qualified librarian to attend the Historic Libraries Forum conference, Keeping the glass half-full: Strategies for the future, to be held on 13 November at Lambeth Palace Library, London.  See our Bursaries page for full details.

UKeIG Professional Development update
18 August 2017 | 2:36 pm

CILIP's Employer Forum: Impact and Leadership
18 August 2017 | 12:08 pm

CILIP's annual Employer Forum is designed to build professional networks and share best practice. The event welcomes employers, managers and leaders from across the information, knowledge and library profession and includes:

  • Expert presentations on measuring impact and evidencing impact
  • Workshops on leadership development and succession planning
  • Networking opportunities and engagement

Proudly brought to you by CILIP in partnership with NoWAL, the event is open to all employers, managers and leaders in the profession. This is a fully catered event including a closing drinks reception.

Bookings will open in September

Programme will be finalised in September

Wed, 15th Nov 2017 - 10:15am to 5:30pm

University of Salford

Old Fire Station, The Crescent
M5 4WT Salford
Free Event: 

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