This was the first WESLINE conference since the one in Manchester organized by Rachel Kirkwood, Helen Dobson and Glynis Platt in 2010. This year's organizer was Nick Hearn of the Taylor Institution Library, University of Oxford.

Thanks, Nick, for a wonderful event, and thanks to Joanne for her help!

Here are details of the event programme.

The event included library visits and exhibitions, as well as a wide variety of talks and presentations, samples of which can be accessed via the links below:

- Joanne Edwards: Approval Plans

- Maureen Pinder: How Leeds University is using the COPAC tools

- Hilla Wait: Demand-Driven Acquisition at Oxford University

- Kate Williams: The Changing Role of the Subject Librarian

- Fiona Godber and Anna Sander: Western European Language Books in Balliol

- Rachel Kirkwood: Restructures, robots and research collections

- Isabel Holowaty: Wachet auf, ruft die Stimme: blogging for Oxford on Western European History Collections

- Dr Robert McNamee: The Electronic Enlightenment Project

- Catríona Cannon: Managing and Developing the Collection of the Bodleian Libraries of the University of Oxford

- Kate Lyndsay: Anniversary of WW1: Oxford, the Community Collection Model and Europeana 1914-1918

- Johanneke Sytsema: Open Access: Challenges for Humanities

- Colin Homiski and Nick Hearn: Preliminary Results of the Languages Questionnaire published 5 June 2013-1 August 2013

Complied by Colin and Nick, the questionnaire had two main aims:

- 1 To take a snap-shop of language expertise in our UK libraries;

- 2 To discover extent of awareness of library language groups such as the umbrella group WESLINE, ACLAIIR (Advisory Council on Latin American and Iberian Information Resources) FSLG, GSLG, ISLG (French, German and Italian Studies Library Groups)

The original questionnaire can be viewed here:


An alternative form of the questionnaire in WORD format is available here.

The lucky winner of the questionnaire prize draw (a £25 book token) was Mrs Jennifer Hillyard from Newcastle.

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