Richard Ovendon FRSA FSA, Keeper of Special Collections and Director of the Centre for the Study of the Book at the Bodleian Libraries
The role of the book arts in a 21st-century research library
In the age of the iPad and Kindle, the future of the printed book is under threat. Distinguished librarian Richard Ovenden of Oxford’s Bodleian Library will examine the relevance of the physical book, and the ‘book arts’, in the digital age and in the context of a 21st-century research library. Is there still a place for design, typography and illustration? Are the quality of paper, ink and binding still important? Richard will also discuss the works of significant pioneers and contemporary innovators in the book arts.
Richard Ovenden FRSA FSA is Keeper of Special Collections and Director of the Centre for the Study of the Book at the Bodleian Libraries.
The annual Foxcroft Lecture honours the work of pioneering State Library of Victoria bibliographer AB Foxcroft (1884–1938).
Refreshments will be served from 5.30pm
More detail see the State Library website : http://www.slv.vic.gov.au/event/role-book-arts-21st-century-research-library