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Manuscript Librarians Working Group - Dates

Meeting of the Manuscripts Expert Group

Vienna, 13-14 November 2018

If the national library in your country is not yet a member of the CERL Manuscript Expert Group, we invite you to become a member of the group and take part in our meeting in November.

For all countries: we would like to know if there are other institutions with Manuscripts Collections in your country that should be invited.

There is a limited number of places available at the meeting for new members, so if you would like to attend the forthcoming meeting in Vienna, please send an email to bente.granrud@nb.no.


Day 1 (13 Nov. 2018)

  • p.m. Updates to national backgrounds: several short (15 min. max) presentations from attendees on the most important achievements, challenges, projects, events, developments, etc. We currently have 20 countries or groups of countries covered by reports, mostly from 2015, at https://www.cerl.org/collaboration/manuscriptexperts/explore.

Day 2 (14 Nov. 2018)

  • a.m. Discussion and decisions on the following topics, each with a short intro (5 mins) by one of the group:
  • Terms of reference of group, mission statement and promotion
  • Focus of group, including period (both medieval and modern MSS?) and activities (professional exchange only or also fostering research projects)
  • Position of MSS in Special Colls


  • Priorities for website upgrade
  • CERL Portal
  • Manuscript IDs and digital register of MSS
  • Conference in 2019/20 – location and subject/s

Previous conferences

Seventh conference

Unique and Universal: Challenges for the Manuscript Librarian
Trinity College, Dublin, 25-26 May 2016
Conference programme and presentations

Sixth conference

Digital and Traditional Manuscripts: Challenges of a Great Migration
Royal Library, Copenhagen, 9-11 October 2014
Conference programme

Fifth conference

Promoting access to manuscript content
Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris, May 29-31, 2012
Conference programme
Read the conference report by Jutta Weber.

Fourth conference

Meeting with manuscripts, today and tomorrow
Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale, Rome, May 26-28, 2010
Conference programme
Read the conference report as published by Jutta Weber in the June 2010 issue of the CERL Newsletter.

Third conference

Communicating manuscripts
Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin, 28-30 November 2007
Conference programme
Read the conference report as published by André Bouwman and Jutta Weber in LIBER quarterly 18 (1), April (2008)

Second conference

The changing role of the manuscript librarian
Koninklijke Bibliotheek (KB) | The Hague, The Netherlands | 5-8 March 2003
Conference programme
Read the conference report as published by Ad Leerintveld and Matthijs van Otegem in LIBER quarterly 13 (2003), 90-97

First conference

Esse, non videri?
Kungliga Biblioteket, Stockholm, 21-23 September 2000
Conference programme

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