Preserving the Written Intellectual and Cultural Heritage: An Obsolete Task of Libraries?
September 28, 1995
Hans-Peter Geh studied history, political science, and English literature at the Universities of Franfurt am Main and Bristol. He received his library education and training at the City and University Library of Frankfurt am Main and at the College of Librarianship in Cologne. He served as president of the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) from 1985 to 1991, and is currently president of the European Foundation for Library Cooperation. He is also a member of the International Commission for the Revival of the Ancient Alexandria Library.
In the 1995 Mortenson Distinguished Lecture, “Preserving the Written Intellectual and Cultural Heritage: An Obsolete Task of Libraries?” Dr. Geh discussed the enduring importance of old and rare materials, illustrating his points with examples drawn from his own experience.