Digital and Traditional Manuscripts: Challenges of a Great Migration

LIBER6th International Conference of The Manuscript Librarians Expert Group

Affiliated to CERL (Consortium of European Research Libraries) + LIBER (Association of European Research Libraries)

Copenhagen, October 9th to 11th 2014



Preliminary Program 

Thursday, 9th October

10:00-12:00 Internal Meeting of the CERL Manuscript Librarians Expert Group

13:00 Opening of the conference

Challenge 1: Preserving Born Digital Material

  • 13:30 Chris Prom (University of Illinois): Acquiring and Preserving Digital Archives.
  • 14:00 Ivan Boserup (RL, Cph): MyArchive, A Non-exclusive Solution to Born Digital Personal Archives.
  • 14:30 Speaker to be confirmed: Net Art. Preserving Digital, Interactive Art.
  • 15:00 Henrik Smith-Sivertsen (RL, Cph): Problems of Web-archiving of a Digital Social Event.

Challenge 2: Creating New Digital Contents with New Technology: Interoperability, Crowdsourcing,

  • 16:00: Matthieu Bonicel (BnF,Paris): The Biblissima Project, Middle Ages and Renaissance.
  • 16:30 Henrik Dupont (RL, Cph): Crowdsourcing: Denmark Seen From the Air.
  • 17:00 Karen Skovgaard-Petersen (Danish Soc.for Lang. & Litt.): Digital Editing: The Born Digital Edition of the Collected Works of Ludvig Holberg (1684-1754).

17.30 Exhibitions; Reception for all Participants


Friday, 10th October

Challenge 3: Reuniting Digitally Dispersed Items, Archives, and Collections

  • 9:30 Fragmentarium Team, Univ. of Fribourg: Fragmentarium. An International Research Environment.
  • 10:00 Jutta Weber (SBB, Berlin): The Humboldt Papers.
  • 10:30 Cultures of Knowledge Team, Oxford): Networking the Republic of Letters,1550-1750.
  • 11:30 Frédéric Lemmers (Nat. Libr. of Belgium): Europeana Collections 1914-1918.
  • 12:00 Gerhard Müller (SBB, Berlin): The New Kalliope Database (Letters in German language libraries).

Challenge 4: Promoting Digital Discovery: Reports on Selected National and International. Resources: Databases, Networks, Services, and Portals

  • 14:00 Portals to Archives of the UK.
  • 14:30 Bibale and Other Services of the Institut de Recherche et d’Histoire des Textes.
  • 15:00 The Patrimonio Database of Spanish Libraries.
  • 16:00 The Manus Database of Italian Manuscript Collections.
  • 16:30 The CERL Portal (Manuscripts and Rare Books).


Saturday, 11th October

Challenge 5: Making Use of Advanced Technical Opportunities

  • 10:00 Lukasz Kozak (Warzsawa):Medieval Manuscripts on the Web: Memes or Discarded Images?
  • 10:30 EROMM Team, UL Göttingen: The New EROMM Web Search: Access to Facsimiles of Manuscripts 
  • 11:00 Jutta Weber (SBB, Berlin): The CERL Manuscript Librarians Expert Group.
  • 11.15 CERL Team, The Hague: Workshops of the LIBER Cultural Heritage Forum.

11:30 All participants: Feed-Back, Ideas for Projects, Workshops, Conferences, etc.


Participation (Max 100 attendees): Send an email before 15 September. No Conference Fee




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