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CILIP Rare Books Group members please note that the
Group's AGM will take place during the Conference: at 2pm,
on Thursday 2 Sept in the Terrace Room, University of
Sussex Conference Centre, Bramber House, University of
Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9QU.
CILIP RARE BOOKS GROUP
2004 ANNUAL STUDY CONFERENCE
"Rare Book Futures: curating collections in the 21st
Weds 1-Fri 3 September 2004.
University of Sussex (Brighton).
For more details and how to book, see
The conference is designed to help rare books librarians
develop a "toolkit" of the managerial and technical skills
they need to bring their collections to life. These skills
include publicity and marketing (exhibitions, web design,
publishing), policies (acquisition and disposal), project
management, fund-raising and training. Further speakers
and workshops have since been confirmed since our original
mailing: Ed Maggs (of Maggs Brothers) will be joining Chris
Sheppard of the Brotherton Library, Leeds to discuss
collecting policies; Phil Bradley (of Internet Q&A in CILIP
Update) will be running our web workshop and Tim Padfield
(copyright expert from The National Archives) will cover
intellectual property issues in widening access to archives.
The conference dinner will be in the magnificent Royal
Pavilion and includes a tour of this spectacular building.
The programme also offers visits to several local libraries
and archives, including the Royal Pavilion's Archive, the
East Sussex Record Office, University of Sussex Special
Collections (Mass Observation, Rudyard Kipling Archive), and
the Brighton City Library (rare book collection).
If you have further queries about the Conference, please
contact me (Alison Cullingford, e-mail
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University of Sussex (e-mail: [log in to unmask]).
All the best
Special Collections Librarian
J.B. Priestley Library
University of Bradford
Bradford. BD7 1DP. UK.
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Fax: +44 (0)1274-233398