Registration Now Open for Past Forward! Meeting Stakeholder Needs in 21st Century Special Collections

Exclusively for OCLC Research Library Partners, this meeting will take place 3-5 June  at Yale University in New Haven, CT. The meeting will cover topics related to managing special collections in the 21st century, including:

  • Managing 21st Century Special Collections: Born Analog, Born Digital,
    and Born Difficult

    New materials and formats challenge special collections managers to extend existing practices and concepts to include the new and different or to revise past practices and concepts to fit the old to the new.

  • Repositioning Special Collections
    Special collections are rethinking their administrative structures, practices, and institutional relationships to reshape the workforces, consolidate siloed service points to survive and thrive, and energize their host institutions.

  • Connecting Special Collections to Key Stakeholders
    Special collections must connect with all their stakeholders—readers, researchers, donors, vendors, funders, other departments on campus, other institutions—through promotions, outreach efforts, collaborations, partnerships, etc., to more effectively achieve their mission of having collections be useful and used.

Complete meeting details, including a link to the registration form, are available on the Past Forward event page on the OCLC Research website. OCLC Research Library Partners are encouraged to register to secure their spots at this free meeting. Contact Merrilee Proffitt with questions.

For more information:

Merrilee Proffitt
Senior Program Officer
OCLC Research

Melissa Renspie
Senior Communications Officer
OCLC Research