From Hidden Gems to Greatest Treasures: bringing Bradford University’s special collections to life.  Part of the Hidden Histories of Archives series for the Friends of Senate House Library, 15 January 2014.


To Have and To Hold: Historic Libraries Forum annual conference, 19 November 2013.  I’m sharing some innovations in collections policy which might help others deal with this tricky, controversial and important aspect of Special Collections work.

Priestley, PaxCake and Pictures: archives and audiences at Bradford University. Understanding Audiences event at the Borthwick, 10 May 2013.

What my findings for the Unique and Distinctive Project tell us about preservation in the UK now, and what we can do about it!  Knowing the Need conference, 1 March 2013.


Making the Most of Special Collections – using Social Media. Historic Libraries Forum conference, 20 November 2012.

The RLUK Unique and Distinctive Collections Project, seminar in the Institute of Historical Research Archives and Society series, 20 November 2012.  Podcast of my talk and the resulting interesting discussion to follow.

Unique and Distinctive!  CILIP RBSCG Conference, 12 September 2012.

The Research Libraries UK/OCLC Survey: the story so far. OCLC Emearc Conference, 29 February 2012.  Livestream of Plenary Session 2 (my slot is about 30 mins in).  You need to set up an account with Wizard Livestream to see this.   Good summary in CILIP Update May 2012 (p.19).

100 (Amazing) Objects: updated version of talk given as part of training day on marketing for the two Midlands branches of the Archives and Records Association.  Cadbury Research Library, 20 February 2012.


Collections in a Cold Climate: caring for and sharing Special Collections in hard times.  Historic Libraries Forum, 15 November 2011.

100 (Amazing) Objects: share the power of social media! Versions of this talk given at Northern Exposure, May 2011, and Archive Pace Setter Showcase, 16 December 2011.

PaxCat Tales: pleasures and pitfalls of bringing peace archives to life. Beyond the Fringe, British Records Association Conference, 29 November 2011.


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