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Tuesday 3rd July 2007
Biblioteka Uniwersytecka w Warszawie: Warsaw University Library

12.00 Conference Registration Warsaw University Library , Main Entrance)

14.30 Pre-Conference: Co-operation among Europe’s Research Library Organizations
Chairman: Mr Hans Geleijnse (LIBER President)

Following LIBER’s decision to invite research library organizations to join a new category of membership, the 2007 Pre-Conference is devoted to a review of the kind of activities that can successfully be co-ordinated at a national and supra-national level, and a discussion of the new opportunities and possibilities for co-operation. Organisations will be invited to indicate ways in
which LIBER can help them with their work and strengthen the position of their member institutions through co-operation, exchange of good practice, etc.

Welcome by Peter Fox, vice-President of LIBER

National and international library collaboration: necessity, advantages
Mr Timothy Mark (Canadian Association of Research Libraries)

Strategy and reality - the role of a national research library association in the west
Mr Toby Bainton (SCONUL, UK)

Activities of the Lithuanian Research Library Consortium (the view of the small country in the East)
Ms Emilia Banionyte (Lithuanian Research Library Consortium)

Consortium negotiations with publishers, past and future
Mr Pierre Carbone (Couperin, France)

Discussion of LIBER's plans for international collaboration
, led by
Mr Peter Fox, Vice-President of LIBER.

17.00 Visit to the Library (optional)

18.30 Conference Opening Ceremony
Welcome by Professor Wojciech Tygielski, Vice-Rector for Research and International Relations of the University of Warsaw,
Dr. Tomasz Makowski, Director of the National Library of Poland,
Ewa Kobierska-Maciuszko, Director of the Warsaw University Library.

Reply by Mr Hans Geleijnse, LIBER President
Keynote Speech by Professor Jan Madey, specialist in programming engineering and informatics, Chairman of the Polish Children’s Fund:
"Cutting diamonds" -- on international successes of young Polish scientists and programmers

19.30 Garden Party, hosted by the Rector of the University of Warsaw.


Wednesday 4th July 2007
Biblioteka Narodowa: National Library of Poland, Warsaw

09.00 Conference Registration (The Lobby, National Library)

09.15 Product Review
Open Access Theses Publishing: A Status Report 6 Months On
Mr Austin McLean, ProQuest Information and Learning

09.30 Session 1: Measuring Quality in Libraries
Chairman: Ms Suzanne Jouguelet (Bibliothèque nationale de France)

Presentation of the results of the Library Management and Administration Division’s Seminar, ’Measuring Quality in Libraries’, held in Paris on 23 March 2007.
Mr William Simpson (John Rylands University Library, Manchester, UK), Ms Didar Bayir (Koc University, Istanbul, Turkey)

ISO 2789 and ISO 11620: standards as reference documents in an assessment process

Dr Pierre-Yves Renard (Institut National de la Statistique et des Études Économiques, Paris)

11.00 Coffee/Tea break

11.30 Session 1b: Succession Planning
Chairman: Ms Jolanta Stepniak (Warsaw University of Technology, Poland)

Growing Your Own: Developing leaders through succession planning
Ms Anne Murray (Cambridge University Library, UK)

Who will take over the libraries of the New Europe?
Dr Henryk Hollender (Politechnika Lubelska, Lublin, Poland)

13.00 Lunch

14.00 Division Meeting: Library Management and Administration Division

14.30 Session 2: The Impact of Electronic Collection Development
Chairman: Ms Trix Bakker (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)

Improving access to information . defining the core electronic resources for research and welfare
Dr Kristiina Hormia-Poutanen (FinELib, National Electronic Library, Finland)

eBooks . Routes to Discovery
Ms Cathy Boylan (Group Sales Director, Coutts Information Services; LIBER Conference Partner)

15.30 Coffee/Tea break

16.00 Acquiring E-Books for Academic Libraries
Dr Hazel Woodward (University Librarian and Director of the University Press, Cranfield University, UK)

The Changing Role of the Subject Specialist
Dr Michael Cotta-Schønberg (Deputy Director General, The Royal Library, Copenhagen, Denmark)

17.00 Division Meeting: Collection Development Division

17.45 Glass of wine

18.00 Chopin Guitar Quartet concert

19.00 Dinner




Thursday 5th July 2007
Biblioteka Narodowa: National Library of Poland, Warsaw

09.15 Product Review
New Developments at Preservation Technologies
Mr John van Dorsten, Preservation Technologies, B.V., The Netherlands

09.30 Session 3: Recent Developments in Preservation and Conservation
Chairman: Ms Helen Shenton (British Library, London)

A Building as a Catalyst for Change: the New British Library Centre for Conservation
Ms Helen Shenton (British Library, London)

Preservation on a Shoe-String: Alternative Ways of Resourcing the Preservation of Library Collections
Dr Jozef Hanus (Slovak National Archives, Slovak Republic)

11.00 Coffee/Tea Break

11.30 The digital challenge. New perspectives for the Metamorfoze programme
Mr Dennis Schouten (The Royal Library, The Hague, The Netherlands)

Privacy, Security, Social Networking and Libraries: "Me, My Space & I"
Ms Janet Lees (OCLC) (LIBER Conference Partner)

Vanishing objects - digitization and the value of the real

Mr Lars Björk (National Library of Sweden)

13.00 Lunch

14.00 Divisional Meeting: Preservation Division

14.30 Session 4: Breaking Through the Barriers
Chairman: Dr Paul Ayris (UCL)

Measuring Usage, Citation and Impact in an Open-Access Environment
Mr Frank Scholze (Stuttgart University Library, Germany)

How much does it cost? Costing Models for Digital Curation and Preservation
Mr Richard Davies (British Library, UK, and LIFE Project)

15.30 Coffee/Tea Break

16.00 A sustainable business model for Open-Access journal publishing : a proposed plan for High-Energy Physics
Mr Jens Vigen (CERN, Geneva, Switzerland)

Primo – the Next Generation Discovery 2 Delivery
Mr Peter Ahrens (Ex Libris Group)

17.00 Divisional Meeting: Access Division

19.30 Conference Dinner
Belvedere Restaurant, Łazienki Gardens


Friday 6th July 2007
Biblioteka Narodowa: National Library of Poland, Warsaw

09.30 Local Session: Polish Research Libraries - Strategies for the 21 st Century
Chairman: Ms Ewa Kobierska-Maciuszko ( Warsaw University Library)

The National Library of Poland in the Digital Era - Challenges and Possibilities
Dr Tomasz Makowski (Director, National Library of Poland, Warsaw)

Co-operation among Polish Research Libraries
Mrs Ewa Dobrzynska-Lankosz (Director, AGH University of Science and Technology Library, Cracow, and President of the Conference of the Directors of Higher School Libraries)

Polish Research Libraries: Challenges for the Age of WEB 2.0
Mr Blazej Feret (Director, Technical University of Lodz Library, Lodz)

10.00 Panel discussion
Moderator: Ms Ewa Kobierska-Maciuszko (Director, Warsaw University Library)

11.00 Coffee/Tea Break

11.30 Annual General Assembly

13.00 Lunch

14.00-17.00 Library visits


The excursion this year will be to Cracow, where a special guided tour of the world-famous Jagiellonian Library and Royal Castle will be arranged. The booking fee for the excursion includes train travel from Warsaw to Kraków on the evening of Friday 6 July, one night’s hotel accommodation in Kraków, lunch and a full-day tour on Saturday 7 July.

18.00 Departure to Cracow, Warszawa Centralna Railway Station

20.30 Arrival in Kraków

Saturday 7th July 2006

9.30 Visit to Jagiellonian Library, Lunch and Tour of Cracow