Whether or not you’re a member of GLAM, it’s not too late to book a place for our two day visit to Aberystwyth, 17-18 September.

The theme of this special meeting is Collaborative Approaches in Literary Archives. There will be sessions on digital archives, literary societies and friends’ groups, publishers and cross-sectoral collaboration, not to mention a talk from Nia Daniel on the Dylan Thomas centenary. There will also be an opportunity to visit the Dylan Thomas 100 Exhibition. See below for the full programme.

The schedule has been designed with travel and train times in mind, so we hope to see as many of you as possible there. Please contact GLAM Secretary Judy Burg to book your place, j.burg@hull.ac.uk.


Collaborative Approaches in Literary Archives

Aberystwyth, 17-18 September 2014


Day One: Wednesday 17 September

14.15  David Sutton: Welcome and introductory remarks:

GLAM involvement in collaborative projects:

  • Copyright and orphan works
  • Guide for authors about their papers
  • Born-digital archives
  • Publishers’ archives
  • Diasporic literary archives and “archives at risk”

14.45  Digital archives: how do they work?

  • Rachel Foss: ‘Off the map’: creative use of digitised content in the British Library’s collections
  • Sophie Baldock: Future use of born-digital archives

15.45  Working with literary societies and friends’ groups

  • Luke Thurston and Anne Price-Owen: The David Jones Papers and the David Jones Centre
  • Henry Cobbold: The work of the Literary Houses Group
  • Eric Huntley and Marge Lowhar: The Huntley Archive at London Metropolitan Archives

17.15 Close.  Visit to the Dylan Thomas 100 exhibition


Day Two: Thursday 18 September

09.15  Nia Daniel: The role of the National Library of Wales in Welsh literary archives: the example of the Dylan Thomas centenary

09.45  Publishers’ archives: working with the publishers, working with the users

  • Fran Baker, The University of Manchester Library, the Carcanet Archive
  • Becky Bradley, University of Newcastle Library, the Bloodaxe Archive

10.45  Break for coffee

11.15  Cross-sectoral collaboration: case studies

  • Judy Burg: The story of Hull History Centre, and its literary archives
  • Elisabeth Bennett, University of Swansea and Iwan Bryn James & Scott Waby, National Library of Wales: The experience of creating a replica of Richard Burton’s schoolboy diary.

12.30 Lunch

13.15  GLAM AGM, to include any matters arising from the last general meeting and the last committee meeting, and latest news from member organisations.

14.45  Close