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Penn Libraries Hosting Symposium on Preserving Contemporary Cultural Heritage

The University of Pennsylvania Libraries is pleased to invite you to a Symposium on Preserving Contemporary Cultural Heritage on Wednesday, October 16, 2019. This free, 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 speakers' abstracts, symposium schedule, and logistical information can all be found on the symposium website.

The program will take place in the Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion at the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books, and Manuscripts at the University of Pennsylvania. Registration is required and can be completed by filling out this form. Since capacity is limited, please reserve your space early.

Please direct questions to Brigitte Weinsteiger, Penn Libraries' Associate University Librarian for Collections (bweinst@upenn.edu). We hope to see you there!