Need help with demonstrating impact of collections? Discover DCDC …

In today’s uncertain political and economic climate the ability to demonstrate why heritage and culture matter – and to whom – has never been more important or relevant. I'd agree with that!  These words are from the website of Discovering Collections, Discovering Communities, a conference which will help us to tackle this challenge. Taking place … Continue reading Need help with demonstrating impact of collections? Discover DCDC …

Fika and futures

Over the past five years, it's been a delight to see the Handbook reaching audiences way beyond the UK.  For instance, last year I was invited to speak at a seminar in Stockholm sharing perspectives on rare books librarianship with a group of (mostly) Swedish librarians.  The paper I gave has just been published, along … Continue reading Fika and futures

Spooky! The Bod Squad take on the Digital Ghosts

Well hello, Digital.Bodleian! What a lovely, clean and appealing interface, love the big friendly search box.  I met Digital.Bodleian at the DCDC conference, where Lucie Burgess gave a compelling keynote explaining the Bod's plans for its new digital library.  Digital.Bodleian will allow people to use all the Bodleian's digitised material. "But of course it will!  … Continue reading Spooky! The Bod Squad take on the Digital Ghosts

The Pukka Pad and the Big Cake: #DCDC14 Conference Part 1

Discovering Collections, Discovering Communities, a joint effort by RLUK and The National Archives, is fast becoming a must-attend conference for archives and special collections folk.  The idea?  We face tough times and huge challenges: let's collaborate and find new ways to survive and thrive.  The second in the series was held last week in the … Continue reading The Pukka Pad and the Big Cake: #DCDC14 Conference Part 1