CERL Collection Security Summer School 2019

EGATTT / CERL | Translator: Anna Dysert | 24 July 2019

Dates: 4-6 September 2019

Location: Tartu, Estonia

Registration: Until 16 August 2019

  • CERL member : 65€
  • Non-member : 85€


On Wednesday 4 September 2019 we start at 13:00 with a welcome by the Chairman of the CERL Security Network, Mme Jacqueline Lambert, who will also do a presentation on the CERL-developed Quick Audit Tool and it supporting tools. Our hosts, and co-organisers of the University of Tartu will do a presentation on collection security in their own organisation, after which you will be taken on a visit to the books mass neutralization centre of the University Library, where we will focus on how to ensure the collection security during the whole process from departure to return to the stacks. The first day ends with a visit to the University of Tartu History Museum and a drinks reception.

On Thursday 5 September 2019, Anna Magdalena Lindskog Midtgaard and Jarle Aadna  of the National Library Denmark will work with the participants to explore varying security levels inside reading rooms, followed by a session on the 'Darker Side of the Heritage Management' by Siim Raie, the Director General of the National Heritage Board of Estonia. Nijolė Klingaitė Dasevičienė will outline approaches to collection security in the Vilnius University Library and Angela Dellebeke of the National Archives in the Netherlands will explore a network approach to collection security with the participants of the summer school. The day will end with a visit to the Estonian National Museum with a behind-the-scenes exploration of their approach to collection security. Participants are then invited to attend an optional conference dinner.

On Friday 6 September 2018, the day starts with a visit to the Estonian Literary Museum to discuss their approach to collection security, followed by a presentation by Adrian Edwards of the British Library on Missing Item processes at the British Library and a presentation by Kaire Lass, the Keeper of Collections at the National library of Estonia on Collections Security issues at the National Library of Estonia. We will end the summer school with a presentation by Per Cullhed of the University Library of Uppsala focussed on security in the stacks, and a final discussion which should end around 15:30pm.