The Finnish National Repository Library

8.5.1999 (Saturday)

Conference venue: Hotel Scandic

- Registration
- Welcome cocktail

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9.5.1999 (Sunday)

All day: registration.

10.00 - 14.30 Excursions & library visits
- Kuopio University Library

14.30 - 17.00 Meeting of the Nordic and Baltic Repository Libraries (separate agenda shall be delivered later)
- Varastokirjasto, Kuopio, Finland
- Depotbiblioteket, Mo i Rana, Norway
- Umeå depåbibliotek, Umeå, Sweden
- Folkebibliotekernes Depotbibliotek, Copenhagen, Danmark
- Eesti Hoiuraamatukogu, Tallinn, Estonia
- Landsbókasafn Islands, Reykjavik, Iceland
- others interested

18.00 - 19.30 Opening

  • Welcome by Jukka Pulkkinen, Vice Mayor, City of Kuopio
  • Welcoming speech / Matti Lähdeoja, Director, Science Division, Ministry of Education
  • Introduction to the subject / Graham Cornish / Pentti Vattulainen

Conference dinner: Puijo Tower


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10.5.1999 (Monday)

Theme 1: Various approaches to repository libraries / Chairman: Riitta Huuhtanen, Director, Kuopio University Library and Bendik Rugaas, National Librarian, Norway

9.00-10.00 Keynote speaker
- Don Simpson, President, Center for Research Libraries, USA: How repository libraries contribute effectively to the fabric of collection development and management
- Discussion

10.00- 11.30 Session 1: Different repository models

  • Pascal SanzCentre Technique du Livre de l'Enseignement Supérieur, Paris: CTL - a repository for university libraries of Paris
  • Sven Maiväli & Kalju Tammaru, National Repository Library of Estonia, Tallinn, Estonia: Hoiuraamatukogu - a national repository
  • Mari Printz Norell, Umeå Depåbibliotek, Sweden: A repository for public libraries 

11.30-13.00 Lunch

13.00 - 14.15 Session 1 (cont.)

14.15 - 14.45 Coffee

14.45 - 17.00 Session 2: Repository libraries as a part of national/regional library networks / Chairman: Sinikka Koskiala, Helsinki University of Technology

  • Annu Jylhä-Pyykönen, Minedu:  NRL and collection co-operation in Finland
    - Comment: Don Simpson: Cooperative collection development program of the CRL
  • Emma Robinson, University Librarian, University of London: Depository Libraries - the University of London Library experience and some preliminary indications for the future of collaborative collection development in the University.
  • Arne Hedman, Linnea Services, Helsinki University Library & Liisa Björkqvist, Head of Cataloging, NRL: The role of the NRL in co-operative cataloguing in Finnish academic libraries. 
  • Discussion

19.00 Reception at the City Hall hosted by Kari Häkämies, Mayor of Kuopio


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11.5.1999 (Tuesday)

Theme 2: The role of repository libraries in providing access to print and electronic archives of traditional library materials / Chairman: Kristiina Hildén, Head of Department, Helsinki University Library

9.00 - 10.00 Keynote speaker
- Peter Lor, State Library, South Africa, Conference of Directors of National Libraries: National repository libraries; a perspective from the Conference of Directors of National Libraries.    
- Discussion

10.00 - 11.30 Session 3: Repository libraries and the availability of library materials

  • Graham Cornish: The importance on repository libraries for UAP
  • Joakim Philipson: Recycling library material in repository library of Norway
    - Comment: Pentti Vattulainen: Finnish book aid and the NRL
  • Else Nilsen, Head of Department, National Library of Norway: Legal deposit material in the repository library of Norway 

11.30-13.00 Lunch

13.00 - 14.30 Session 3 (cont.)

 14.30 - 15.00 Coffee

15.00 - 16.45 Session 4: Challenges of the electronic era / Chairman: Matti Lähdeoja, Ministry of Education, Finland 

  • Edward Barrow, Copyright Licensing Agency (UK): Electronic repositories - licensing, copyrights 
  • Don Simpson, CRL: Recent developments in the USA
  • Bendik Rugaas, National Librarian of Norway: The future of repository libraries 
  • Discussion 

Conclusions: Pentti Vattulainen

17.00 Closing