9:00–14:00 on Thursday 19th May 2016
Trinity College Dublin,
The University of Dublin
Entry is free but booking is essential – book your place here.
9:30-9:45 Welcome (Provost/Librarian)
9:45-10:25 Roly Keating, Chief Executive, British Library
Roly Keating will explore recent significant developments at the British Library as outlined in Living Knowledge 2015-2023, especially the changing context – the explosion of data and the co-positioning of the Turing Institute at the British Library; the potential impact of the move to Openness; the criticality of creativity and culture, as exemplified by the Knowledge Quarter around Kings Cross and St Pancras, and thoughts beyond 2023.
10:25-11:05 Mike Keller, University Librarian, Stanford University
Mike Keller will review the significant developments that he is leading at Stanford University, especially (to quote the Cuthbertson award citation) in “pioneering new paths as the director of Academic Information Resources, while continuing to develop the libraries’ superb collections” and the “commitment to scholarly publishing, exemplified in … HighWire Press”. He will also address the question posed at Trinity College Dublin during the development of the new Strategy, of how libraries catalyse research.
11:05-11:30 Tea/coffee break
11:30-12:10 Richard Ovenden, Librarian, Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford
Richard Ovenden will reflect on recent developments at the Bodleian Library, focussing on how the interplay of the heritage aspect of the Duke Humfries library; the high density off-site store in Swindon; the evolving service models and the major philanthropic programme; all played into the major, extremely successful remodelling of the Weston Library.
12:10-12:50 Jeffrey Schnapp, Founder/faculty director of metaLAB (at) Harvard
Jeffrey Schnapp will discuss the themes that culminated in his recent publication The Library Beyond the Book, which explores “what libraries have been in the past to speculate on what they will become; hybrid places that intermingle book and ebooks, analog and digital formats, paper and pixels”.