LIBER Collection Security Conference

On 23 November 2012 the Koninklijke Bibliotheek hosted, in co-operation with the National Archives, the 4th LIBER Collection Security Conference. The 2012 conference, that addressed both libraries and archives, was a huge success and well attended by participants from all over Europe. Presentations covered a wide range of collection security issues. Discussions were open, challenging and engaging.

Please find below speakers’ presentations and a report on the invitation only international roundtable on collection security, held on 22 November 2012.


Abstracts of the contributions during the Liber collection security conference (PDF)

9:00-9:30 Registration

Morning session

Chair: Els Jacobs

9:30 Welcome - Martin Berendse, Director National Archives
9:40 Out in the Open!
Emmy Ferbeek
, Head of Collections, City Archives Amsterdam
Two reports on theft in archives:
Theft in Archives
Yvonne Bos-Rops, National Archives of The Netherlands
Have boundaries been overstepped? + Summary
Marja van Heese, Inspector, Cultural Heritage Inspectorate
Increasing Museum Security.
Emile Broersma, Director of Security & Safety, Rijksmuseum Amsterdam
Detection of Deviant Behaviour>
Maaike Lousberg, Project manager & Business Developer, TNO Defence, Safety and Security
11:00 Break
11:30 Theft from the British Library
Kristian Jensen, Head of Arts and Humanities, British Library
Short update on the Melvin Perry case
Denis Bruckmann, Director of Collections, Bibliothèque nationale de France Institutional libraries and the book trade: the ILAB, present and future of a useful co-operation (Powerpoint + text)
Gonzalo Fernández Pontes, Security Chair, International League of Antiquarian booksellers ILAB

Afternoon session

Chair: Astrid Verheusen

13:45 The Leaking Library - 3 different scenarios
Per Cullhed, Senior Conservator, Uppsala University Library
RFID Implementation in the Vatican Library (Powerpoint + text)
Adalbert Roth, Head of Department of Printed Books, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana
Safe Heritage in The Netherlands
Hanna Pennock, Project Manager and Senior Specialist
Safe Heritage at the Cultural Heritage Agency of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science
15:00 Break
15:30 Reading Room Security - a Collaborative Approach:
Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Lynn Ieronimo, Head of Library Security
Public Services and Security in the Special collections environment
Moira Fitzgerald, Assistant Head of Access Services
Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Yale University
‘Working Together’ - Intelligence led security in the cultural sector
Vernon Rapley, Head of Security and visitor Services, Victoria & Albert Museum
16:45 Els Jacobs, Concluding remarks
17:00 Reception

See also:

Report on the International Roundtable on Collection Security, 22 November 2012