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Welcome to the 50th BETH annual conference on the topic of the future of theological libraries! We are looking forward to your participation. This is a hybrid public event with invite-only login. To start building your customised schedule please register for the conference through the BETH website. After registering, you will receive an email inviting you to create your profile and schedule in Sched. By logging in to Sched you will be able to create your personal schedule and see who else is attending our event. This will also be the place where you will be able to access the Zoom meetings during the conference. Please note that the live Zoom links will become available shortly before each session. All the sessions will be recorded. To join the meeting, login into your Sched account, open the desired session, and click on Open Zoom.
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Monday, September 12 • 3:00pm - 3:30pm
The Library Beyond the Collection

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Roughly speaking. when academic research is turning excessively open access, selection of books and journals by subject librarians will hardly be necessary anymore. Disclosure and discovery are taken over by world wide-open access repository, users finding their way to literature outside library contexts. So what can be the role of the library, apart from being a physical space user like to gather to study and work on assignments? Are there enough possibilities left for the library to survive?

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Susanne van Rijn

Subject Librarian, Leiden University Libraries (UBL)
I have been working as a subject librarian at Leiden University Libraries for almost 10 years now. The subjects I work in are Philosophy, History of Science, Religious Studies and Library Sciences, and I also take care of the 'regular' budget for humanities. Furthermore I take part... Read More →

Monday September 12, 2022 3:00pm - 3:30pm CEST
Room 6