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From: Alison Walker <alison.walker>
Date: Friday, March 2, 2007
LIBER Think Tank on the future value of the book as artefact and the
future value of digital documentary heritage.

National Library of Sweden, Stockholm
24-25 May 2007

The programme and registration for this two day event are now
available at


The future of the book is in question. The future of the digital
cultural heritage is under debate. The role of the printed text as
the physical carrier of information and human thought is being
challenged by digital technology. Concepts such as value and
authenticity are traditionally based on physical objects and
collections. Has the artefactual value increased or decreased with
digital developments? The value and authenticity of virtual
information carriers are increasingly being discussed. Has the
critical mass of "born digital" and digitised material created a new
digital cultural documentary heritage?

An international panel of speakers from across the cultural heritage
and literary worlds has been posed with these questions. The aim of
this two day Think Tank is to examine and discuss whether it is
possible to arrive at a common understanding of these concepts
regardless of whether the format is physical or virtual. The
intention is to hold a broad, inter-disciplinary, participatory
debate, with an audience drawn from the academic sector, libraries,
archives and those concerned with managing the future cultural
documentary heritage.

The meeting is being organized by the LIBER Preservation Division
and Collection Development Division <URL:>.
The proceedings and discussion will be published by the National
Library of Sweden. The language of the meeting is English.

Speakers and topics

    Gunnar Sahlin
    National Librarian, National Library of Sweden

    Pentti Vattulainen
    IFLA Acquisition and Collection Development section, Director,
    National Repository Library, Helsinki
    The Last Copy Approach, Impact and Implications

    Lorcan Dempsey
    Vice President/Chief Strategist, OCLC (Online Computer Library
    The virtual cultural heritage, trends and developments

    Stephen G. Nichols
    Prof., John Hopkins University, Chairman of the Task force on
    the artefact in library collections, CLIR (Council on Library
    and Information Services)
    What qualities of an original are necessary to retain?

    Helen Shenton
    Chair LIBER Preservation Division, Head, Collection Care,
    British Library

    Jan Paris
    Conservator, Special Collections, University of North Carolina
    at Chapel Hill
    The decision process in digital projects

    Yola de Lusenet
    Director, ECPA (the European Commission on Preservation and
    Strategies for preserving and accessing the documentary heritage
    in a digital age

    Carla Montori
    Preservation Projects Librarian, University of Michigan
    The Google Experience

    Per S. Ridderstad
    Prof. Book History, University of Lund
    Physical and virtual carriers of information

    Lars Bjork
    Preservation Coordinator, National Library of Sweden
    Authenticity and the role of the original

    Ola Larsmo
    Is the future of the book really challenged?

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