Today we’re back at our Libraries and Publishing module at #citylis. Last week there was no lecture due to Reading Week. I hope students had a chance to catch up with the readings on Moodle!
[On Wednesday evening I came back to London from Nairobi. I had the privilege of participating in the Discoverability of African Scholarship Online workshop that took place on 10-11 March 2014. It was organised by the OpenUCT Initiative and the Carnegie Corporation of New York. I uploaded a fileset with relevant workshop materials to figshare, here, in case anyone is interested (if you are into the present and future of librarianship, you should!).]
Today we will be discussing how library collections and archives interrogate (disrupt?) previous and current conceptions of “publishing”. We’ll do this through two presentations by two very special guest speakers:
- Dr James Baker, Digital Curator, British Library
- Dr Geoff Browell, Senior Archives Services Manager, Library Services, King’s College London
By hearing about their two different professional experiences in the present day, we will be hoping to stimulate a discussion about how future libraries and future publications will co-exist.
Some links to check out:
- British Library Digital Scholarship Blog
- The Mechanical Curator
- King’s College London Archvies & Special Collections web site
Don’t forget you can share resources and engage with us with the #LibPub and #citylis hashtags on Twitter.
I can’t wait. See you later!