Report on the LAI RBG Workshop: ‘The changing nature of Special Collections’


Regina_0.jpgRegina W. Richardson, Subject Librarian for Music & Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures at Maynooth University Library, has written the following account of her experience at the RBG Workshop which took place at the Royal Irish Academy on Friday, 23rd September 2016.

This late September LAI Rare Books Group Workshop was a source of some lovely and striking images on screen as part of the presentations of the university libraries of Aberdeen, Manchester, and Maynooth.  Even before the workshop began, those filling up with tea and coffee were treated to a cheering view of the Mansion House fountain surrounded by colourful flowers as seen through the window of the RIA venue. There was a huge amount of very inspiring, useful and illuminating information packed into a short span of time and most people will have come away with some new ways of considering their libraries’ collections and new possibilities for them.

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