Join us to celebrate 700 years of libraries in Oxford – 16, 18 September 2020

« 2020 marks the 700th anniversary of the decision to build the first purpose-built central library for the University of Oxford.
Join us and speakers from across the globe to reflect on the past 700 years and the importance of libraries in the modern-day.

The conference will consider the past, present and future of libraries in this broad context and will gather academics from relevant disciplines, leading practitioners from the world of libraries and archives, and specialists from the world of media, science, and communication to discuss and debate the place of libraries.
Hear from a wide-ranging panel of speakers including Sandra Collins, National Librarian of Ireland, Mark Thompson, former CEO of New York Times, former Director General of the BBC and Buhle Mbambo-Thata, University Librarian, National Library of Lesotho plus many more.
The conference is free to all but registration is a must as the event will be online, book your place. (…) »

source >, 24 août 2020