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Monday, December 2 • 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Every book tells a story, but what can 68,000 books tell you? New Perspectives on Digital Collections and Curation at Library and Cultural Heritage Institutions

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The British Library is the national library of the United Kingdom and one of the world's greatest research libraries with a rich and diverse collection exceeding 150 million items representing every age of written civilisation. Books, journals, manuscripts, maps, stamps, music, patents, photographs, newspapers, sound recordings and now UK websites make up this vast and growing cultural heritage resource.

With millions of digitised and digital items held and counting, the role of the curator as custodian of an increasingly electronic collection continues to evolve. The sheer scale of these complex digital collections poses unique opportunities and challenges for cultural heritage staff and requires fresh skillsets and perspectives to ensure these resources are leveraged to their full potential. This presentation will explore some of the key shifts underway in traditional curatorial practice through the lens of the exciting work undertaken by the Digital Curator team at the British Library.

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Maria Economou

Professor, Digital Cultural Heritage, University of Glasgow
Maria Economou is Professor of Digital Cultural Heritage. She returned in 2013 to the University of Glasgow, where she originally started her academic career as Lecturer in New Technologies for the Humanities at the then newly created Humanities Advanced Technology and Information... Read More →

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Nora Mcgregor

Digital Curator, British Library
Nora McGregor is a Digital Curator in the Digital Scholarship Department at the British Library. Her work explores how new technologies are re/shaping academic research processes and environments in the 21st century and how that in turn shapes provision of digital content and services... Read More →

Monday December 2, 2013 1:00pm - 1:30pm PST
Hilton Stockholm Slussen Hotel, Auditorium Guldgränd 8 Box 15270, Stockholm, 10465, Sweden

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