Photography and the Book

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Richard Ovenden
Monday, 6 May, 2013 - 14:21
Taylor Institution, Seminar Room 3

Richard Ovenden was Keeper of Special Collections and, since 2011, is Deputy Librarian of the Bodleian Libraries. He was educated at Durham University and University College London, and has worked as a professional librarian since 1985. He has served on the staff of Durham University Library, the House of Lords Library, the National Library of Scotland (as Deputy Head of the Rare Books Section), at the University of Edinburgh (as Director of Collections), and since 2003 at the Bodleian Libraries Oxford.

He has published widely on the history of collecting, the history of photography and on professional concerns of the library, archive, and information world.  Recently Richard headed Oxford’s involvement with the Google mass digitization project. He holds a Professorial Fellowship at St Hugh’s College, Oxford.