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The Bayerische Staatsbibliothek irregularly holds specialised conferences, symposia and congresses on a variety of core themes.

23 February 2017

IFLA Library Buildings and Equipment Section Seminar

Storage! The Final Frontier Options, Best Practices and Collaboration

Garching book repository | © BSB/ H.-R. Schulz
Garching book repository | © BSB/ H.-R. Schulz
23 February 2016, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Hosted by the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Munich
RSVP to to secure a seat at the seminar (please use the keyword ILFA Seminar).
Ludwigstr. 16
80539 Munich

U3/U6, underground station "Universität"
U4/U5, underground station "Odeonsplatz"
Bus 150/153/154, bus stop "Universität"
Bus 100/153, bus stop "Von-der-Tann-Straße"

A major driver in library design was once providing appropriate storage for collections. This morphed into a concentration on the user experience. As libraries in the 21st century continue to undergo dramatic transformations with physical collections dwindling in size in favour of digital information resources, the appropriate storage of heritage print and other physical collections is being re-examined and user needs further investigated. Space previously allocated to extensive print collections is being re-used and is housing new service offerings. Big data analysis of collections and their use is changing the thinking about collections and about their preservation, storage, curation and means of discovery and use. Notions of collective collections on a regional, national or global basis are impinging on local library design. Sharing is everything. Libraries have shared cataloguing data and collaborated on many matters. New collaborative approaches on storage are being investigated. High density storage options have evolved over the past decade and operational best practices refined. Operating at scale and the governance of shared storage facilities has evolved.

Join the IFLA Library Buildings and Equipment Section and our prominent guest speakers to learn more about the changing storage landscape and the opportunities and options available to research libraries. Librarians and any interested parties from across Germany and the region are welcome to join us!

Guest speakers include:

Constance Malpas, OCLC, Research Scientist, Dublin, Ohio, USA

Jacob Nadal, Executive Director, ReCAP, Princeton, USA

Daniel Tschirren, The Swiss Cooperative Storage Library, Luzern and Büron

Andreas Enge, Büro Max Dudler, Architect, Berlin, Zürich, Frankfurt

Charles Forrest, Emory University, Atlanta, USA

Lena Berg, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat München, University Library, München

Dorothea Sommer, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, München

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IFLA Library Buildings and Equipment Section