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Knowledge Exchange Week 2017

The University of Edinburgh Library and Collections division hosted a second Knowledge Exchange Week which took place 12-16th June 2017. 

Knowledge Exchange Week 2017

Following on from the success of our first Knowledge Exchange Week last summer, we were delighted to host a second programme again in June 2017.  The programme was aimed at Library and Cultural Heritage Professionals from all backgrounds and career stages and welcomed a number of participants from the Erasmus partner universities and other academic institutions across Europe.  This exciting summer programme provided a unique opportunity to listen to speakers from across Library and University Collections and gain a hands on insight into the work that we do.  There was also be opportunity to visit other cultural institutions across Edinburgh and discover more about our beautiful city.        


University of Edinburgh, Library and Collections Knowledge Exchange week took place from the June 12th – June 16th 2017, running from Monday morning to Friday afternoon.  We hope to offer this programme again in 2018.


The programme will provide a general insight into the work of Library and University Collections staff, covering library services, special collections, archives and museums. There will also be visits to external institutions and sites out with the University of Edinburgh Main Library, which will act as a base for the week.  An optional evening programme will also be offered to provide you with a taste of Edinburgh.  The themes covered during the week will include*:

  • Collections, Conservation and Preservation
  • Engagement and Programming
  • Research and Teaching Resources
  • Estates Development and Collections Management Projects
  • Digitisation – Policies and Practices
  • Collection Discovery and Design
  • Open Access and Digital Repository Services 
  • Internationalisation  

The 2017 programme can be viewed below:


How to Apply?

Applications for 2017 have now closed.  Please check back again for further information about our Knowledge Exchange Week 2018 in due course.  

Costs and Accommodation

Participation in the scheduled programme is free of charge, with the exception of evening events which will be optional and where stated at participants own expense.  Accommodation and travel costs will also be at participants' own expense.   The University of Edinburgh will cover accommodation and reasonable travel costs for two early career participants, suitability to be noted in the application form.

Accommodation will be booked for all participants in Masson House, Edinburgh, which is located on the Pollock Halls Campus and close to the University’s Main Library.    

Further Information

For more information about the Knowledge Exchange Week please contact  and to find out more about University of Edinburgh Library and Collections please see our webpages at the link below:

Library and University Collections