1998 Oxford Program Oxford Program Coordinator 17 Feb 1998 20:05 UTC


The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's School of
Information and Library Science (SILS) and Oxford University's
world-renowned Bodleian Library are offering  "Libraries and
Librarianship:  Past, Present and Future" for the sixth year.  This
two-week seminar, held at Oxford University in England, will trace the
Bodleian Library's past and chart the future of information and
technology. This is a unique opportunity for professionals and
graduate students in the fields of information and library science to
discuss trends in academic librarianship and to meet professional
peers from around the world.

Participants have included corporate librarians, special collection
librarians, graduate students and retired librarians.  Participants
learn about developments in library automation in Britain and Europe
as well as preservation, conservation and collection policies that
represent both the Oxford and British national viewpoints.

The program is instructional in nature; UNC-CH SILS students may earn
course credit (3 credit hours).  There is an additional fee of $200 to
gain course credit and a written paper is required. (Non-UNC-CH SILS
students should check with their respective institutions to inquire
about requirements for receiving credit in their programs.)

The series of presentations is supplemented by visits to the Bodleian
Library, some Oxford College libraries, the City of Oxford Central
Library and to the headquarters of Oxford University Press and
Blackwell's, the booksellers.  Additional information about course
content is available from the SILS webpage at http://ils.unc.edu (in
the continuing education section).

The dates for the program are May 17-30, 1998.  The cost of the
program is $2300 for shared accommodations and $2540 for single
accommodations, and does NOT include transportation to Oxford,
England.  Participants receive room and board at Rewley House in

The deadline for registration for the Oxford Seminar is March 31,
1998.  If you wish to receive a brochure for the 1998 Oxford program,
contact Lucia Zonn, UNC-CH SILS, (919) 962-8366, or