May 22, 2022

CRL Releases Videos From “New Directions for Libraries, Scholars, and Partnerships: An International Symposium”

New Directions for Libraries, Scholars, and Partnerships: An International Symposium organized and sponsored by the the Center for Research Libraries (CRL) took place on Friday, October 13, 2017 in Frankfurt, Germany.

From the Symposium Web Site:

2017-11-28_12-46-29What challenges confront 21st- century research libraries in Europe and North America? How can libraries more deeply engage and support scholars throughout the full life cycle of learning, digital scholarship, and interdisciplinary research partnerships?  How can libraries maintain excellence in both services and collections across a multiplicity of formats? How might regional or transnational institutional and professional alliances forge agile, sustainable collaborations to aid in this work?

These questions will be addressed at a Symposium, New Directions for Libraries, Scholars, and Partnerships, to take place on Friday, October 13, 2017, at the German National Library during the Frankfurt Book Fair.  Anticipated session topics include: collections and collaboration; digital scholarship; the publishing revolution; new dimensions of service to scholars and students; and new strategies for services and partnerships.

Video recordings of the five symposium sessions are embedded below and also linked here. Descriptions via YouTube summary.

Direct to Symposium Program (Incl. Speaker Bios)

Began with Opening Remarks from Symposium Organizers and Partners: Sarah How (Cornell University), Ute Schwens (Deutsche Nationalbibliothek), Emmaneulle Bermes (Bibliothèque nationale de France), Bernard Reilly (Center for Research Libraries). The first session was moderated by Sarah How (Cornell University) and included speakers Dr. Dorothea Sommer (Bayerische Staatsbibliothek) “Establishing Partnerships with the Research Community: The Specialized Information Services at the Bavarian State Library”, Dr. Doris Grüter (Universität Bonn) “Fachinformationsdienst Romanistik: Specialized Services for Scholars in Romance Philology”, Emmanuelle Bermes (Bibliothèque nationale de France) “The CORPUS Project at the Bibliothèque nationale de France: New Services for Researchers in a Digital World”.

The session was moderated by Sarah Sussman (Stanford University) and included speakers Michele Casalini (Casalini Libri) “Collection Development in Humanities and Social Sciences: Past, Present, and Future”, Claude Potts (University of California, Berkeley) “CIFNAL: A Decade of Collaboration”, Dr. Kizer Walker (Cornell University) “A North American Research Library’s Collections Partnerships in Transatlantic Context”, Dr. Lidia Uziel (Harvard University) “Charlie Archive at the Harvard Library: New Approaches to Distinctive French-Language Collections”.

The session was moderated by Dr. Richard Hacken (Brigham Young University) and included speakers Dr. Valérie Beaudouin (Bibliothèque nationale de France) “Use and Users of Gallica, the Digital Library of the Bibliothèque nationale de France: A Collaborative Research Project and its Results”, Jennifer Thom Dalzin (The Newberry Library) “Voices of the Revolution: Digitizing 30,000 French Pamphlets from the Newberry Library”, Dr. Vera Faßhauer (Goethe- Universität, Frankfurt) “Edition and Content Analysis of Historical Manuscript Collections”.

The session was moderated by Brian Vetruba (Washington University) and included speakers Silvia Gutiérrez De la Torre (El Colegio de México) “Humanidades Digitales in the Library: DH+Lib Outside the Anglosphere”, Ariane Bouchard (Bibliothèque nationale de France) “Building a Path through Web Archives”, Robert G. Murdoch (Brigham Young University) “German Women’s Literature Online: How Sophie is Bringing Scholars, Students, Librarians, Vendors, and the Reading Public Together”.

The session was moderated by Sarah How (Cornell University) and included remarks summarizing the day’s sessions by James Simon (Center for Research Libraries), Dr. Heiner Schnelling (Goethe- Universität, Frankfurt), Dr. Michael Seadle (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin).

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