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Sharing current practice and new approaches to curatorship at National Libraries

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In our latest blog, conference team member, Wouter Bracke from KBR, the Royal Library of Belgium, answers some of the frequently asked questions about the conference. Who can participate? National Libraries Now is not a classic conference; it is not a meeting of library directors or officials nor a gathering of scholars in a specificContinue reading “FAQ”

What is a National Library?

Having recently launched the Call for Papers for the National Libraries Now 2021 Conference, the organisers thought it would be a good idea to go back to basics and answer the question: “What is a National Library?” This blog writes up the conversation that followed.  *SPOILER ALERT*: It turns out there is no easy answer. Continue reading “What is a National Library?”

Guidance on the Call for Papers

National Libraries Now 2021 Conference Organisers: Mercedes Aguirre, Pardaad Chamsaz, Lucy Rowland, (British Library), Chantelle Richardson (National Library of Jamaica), Wouter Bracke (Koninklijke Bibliotheek van België/ Bibliothèque royale de Belgique) Conference Email: NLN2021@bl.uk  We know that submitting to a Call for Papers can be an intimidating experience, so we want to be as inclusive andContinue reading “Guidance on the Call for Papers”

The Conference of European National Librarians

NLN2021 is a grateful recipient of the Erland Kolding Nielsen Grant from the Conference of European National Librarians (CENL).

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