Dear All,

Registration is now open for the next webinar from the Open Preservation

*Building better Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museum (GLAM) Labs
 Tuesday 15 October | 12:00 CEST | 11:00 BST*

*Speaker:* Mahendra Mahey

*Overview: *The British Library is one of the largest national libraries in
the world and is creating and storing millions of digital items every year
such as digitised books, newspapers, maps, sheet music, manuscripts, audio
/ TV recordings as well as born digital archived websites, personal digital
archives, electronic books, radio, performances, and artworks. This
incredible range of digital material is having a profound effect on the way
our libraries are supporting those who want to use digital content and
methods in their work. Mahendra will give a brief overview of digital
collections and data being made available through British Library Labs (BL
Labs) and examine how some of them have been re-used by making connections
and collaborating with digital researchers, artists, entrepreneurs,
educators, curators and librarians around the world through a range of
innovative projects, research questions and engagement activities. He will
highlight the myths and assumptions many make about libraries and address
the significant issues and challenges they face when working with digital
collections and data (e.g. legal, technical, human etc.). He will reflect
on lessons he has learned over nearly two decades of working in Further and
Higher Education, suggesting the types of digital research that could bring
significant benefit and impact to the way libraries in particular may work
into the future. To conclude, Mahendra will report back on an exciting
international support network that he is starting to build with colleagues
around the world.

There are 100 places available on a first come, first served basis. The
recording and slides will be available to OPF members who cannot attend

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Kind Regards,
Charlotte Armstrong | Project Officer
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*Open Preservation Foundation*
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