Richard Ovenden (Bodleian Library)
Photography and the Book
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.
Also coming up next week
See the Centre for the Study of the Book website for more details about these events and more sessions later this term.
Tuesday 7 May: Scott Scullion, “15th- to 18th-Century Ancient Greek Books”
Worcester College, 5 pm
Oxford University Society of Bibliophiles event
Wednesday 8 May: Anders Ingram, “The Cadiz Expedition (1596) and censorship in Elizabethan England”
Masterclass with Special Collections materials
Radcliffe Science Library, Group Study Room, 2:00 pm [map]
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