A Symposium on Preserving Contemporary Cultural Heritage
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
The University of Pennsylvania Libraries is pleased to announce a Symposium on Preserving Contemporary Cultural Heritage on Wednesday, October 16, 2019. This one-day symposium will focus on cross-institutional collaboration to collect and preserve contemporary cultural heritage materials in a research library setting.
The symposium will feature three compelling speakers on this broad, but important, topic: Mary Rader (University of Texas - Austin), Bergis Jules (Shift Design), and Matthew Kirschenbaum (University of Maryland). After each of their presentations, there will be a panel of staff from Ivy Plus Libraries Confederation (Brown, Chicago, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Duke, Harvard, Johns Hopkins, MIT, Penn, Princeton, Stanford, Yale) discussing the opportunities and challenges to collaboratively implement some of the ideas inspired by each speaker.
The program will begin Wednesday morning, October 16th, 2019, at the Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion at the Kislak Center of Special Collections, Rare Books, and Manuscripts at the University of Pennsylvania. For information about location and accessibility, please read the Penn Libraries' overview of the Orrery Pavilion.
This symposium is supported in part by the Thomas Sovereign Gates Library Lecture Fund.