Thursday, March 26, 2009

Leveraging the Value of Unique Local Collections

OCLC provides access to presentations made through its Distinguished Speakers Series here. The last two speakers have focused on managing unique local collections.

This month Richard Ovenden (Keeper of Special Collections and Associate Director of the Bodleian Library at the University of Oxford) discussed some of his institution's initiatives for managing unique local collections (as opposed to uniform universal collections [the easy but expensive stuff]). See the webcast here.

Last month Tom Hickerson (Vice Provost for Libraries and Cultural Resources and University Librarian at the University of Calgary) discussed how his institution is bringing together archives, libraries, museums, and a university press in a new research facility, The Taylor Family Digital Library, at the heart of the campus. See the webcast here.