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World Library and Information Congress: 71st IFLA General Conference and Council

"Libraries - A voyage of discovery"

August 14th - 18th 2005, Oslo, Norway

Responsible Stewardship towards Cultural Heritage Materials

Preconference of the IFLA Rare Book and Manuscripts Section

Hosted by the Kongelige Bibliotek Copenhagen
Thursday 11 - Friday 12 August 2005

Prior to the IFLA World Library and Information Congress the IFLA Rare Books and Manuscripts Section organizes an exciting international preconference on "Responsible Stewardship towards Cultural Heritage Materials"

This conference will take place on Thursday 11 and Friday 12 August and will be hosted by the Kongelige Bibliotek in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Subscription fee is only Euro 75,- including lunch, coffee, tea and receptions.


Thursday 11 August (All day)

10:00 Registration, Coffee

10:30 Welcome
  • Erland Kolding Nielsen (Kongelige Bibliotek): Welcome on behalf of the Kongelige Bibliotek
  • Susan Allen (RBMS): Welcome on behalf of the IFLA Rare Book and Manuscripts Section
  • Video: Mister Bean in the Library
11:00 Session I. - Stewardship of Cultural Property
  • Kristian Jensen (British Library): What does "Responsible Stewardship towards Cultural Heritage" mean in the 21st century?
  • Ton Cremers (Museum Security Network): The risks of terrorist attacks on cultural heritage
  • René Teygeler (Consultancy and Research Cultural Heritage): the library and archive situation in Iraq
  • Alice Prochaska (Yale): Anglo-American attempts to protect cultural heritage during WW II
  • General discussion with the speakers

13:00 Lunch / Visit to the H.C. Andersen exhibition

14:00 Session II. - Legal issues
  • Sebastian Hauge Lerche (Bruun Rasmussen International Auctions): Buying, selling and auctioning cultural materials
  • Poul Jan Poulsen (Antikvariaat Aldus / International League of Antiquarian Boolsellers): The ILAB line of policy regarding cultural heritage materials of questionable origin
  • Guido Carducci (UNESCO): Legal Protection of Cultural Property versus International Trade
  • Michael Thompson (Chicago attorney): Legal issues in the USA
  • General discussion with the speakers

15:30 Tea

15:45 Session III. - Security
  • Guided library tour in KB Copenhagen with special attention to security matters
  • Jesper Düring Jørgensen (KB Copenhagen): Security measures in the Kongelige Bibliotek
  • Alvan Bregman (University of Illinois): Security measures in the USA
  • Theo Vermeulen (Koninklijke Bibliotheek Den Haag): Cultural heritage security measures in the Netherlands
  • General discussion with the speakers

17:30 Reception, sponsored by Bruun-Rasmussen International Auctions, in the rooms of their auction house, Bredgade 33, DK-1260 Copenhagen K

Friday 12 August (Morning)

09:30 Session IV. - Uniting collections & sharing cultural heritage via digitization, joint databases and portals
  • Erik Petersen (KB Copenhagen / Comité International de Paléographie): Presentation of the handling on Internet of the Copenhagen manuscript fragments
  • Krister Ostlund (Uppsala University Library): Sharing the Waller Collection via digitization
  • Marian Lefferts (CERL): Presentation of the Hand Press Book Database and other initiatives of the Consortium of European Research Libraries (CERL)
  • Youssef Ziedan (Ziedan (Bibliotheca Alexandrina): Highlights of the Latest Activities of the Manuscript Center of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina in the Field of Heritage Preservation
  • General discussion with the speakers

11:30 Coffee / Visit to the H.C. Andersen exhibition

12:00 Closing
  • Marc Dimunation (Library of Congress): Wrap-up of the Conference
  • Susan Allen (RBMS): Closing of the Conference

12:30 "Farewell drink" with snacks, offered by the Museum Tusculanum Press (University of Copenhagen)


Subscription fee is only Euro 75,- including lunch, coffee, tea and receptions.

Register for this preconference by making a payment of Euro 75,- to the:
Jyske Bank
Filial 8109
Account: 0001011114
Name beneficiary: Kongelige Bibliothek, Copenhagen
IBAN: DK9881090001011114
Payment details: "IFLA" + your name

Please confirm your registration by sending an e-mail to IFLA-RBMS Secretary Jan Bos at jan.bos@kb.nl


Prereservations have been made in two hotels for 10-12 August. Both hotels are in central Copenhagen, near the Kongelige Bibliotek.

Palace Hotel, www.palace-hotel.dk (single:1025 DKK; double: 1225 DKK; excl. breakfast)

Mermaid Hotel, www.mermaid-hotel.dk (single: 725 DKK; double: 925 DKK; incl. breakfast)

Make your reservations at these hotels before 10 July, and refer to the preresevations made for the IFLA Preconference.


For more information, contact:

Mark G. Dimunation
Information Coordinator
IFLA Rare Book and Manuscripts Section
The Library of Congress
E-mail: mdim@loc.gov


Jan Bos
IFLA Rare Book and Manuscripts Section
National Library of the Netherlands
E-mail: jan.bos@kb.nl