Fiesole Retreat

ACCUCOMS staff attending: Egon Menardi


This year’s theme is “The Evolving Scholarly Environment.” The 2017 Fiesole Retreat will examine new technologies and business models, as well as the re-emerging role of collection development and librarianship in the continuing digital evolution of the scholarly ecosystem. 

The 2017 Retreat will be held at the recently opened LILLIAD Learning Center Innovation at the Université de Lille, a state-of-the-art facility which is attracting worldwide attention. The LILLIAD is a short 15-minute Metro ride from Lille’s central station. 

Lille is the capital of the Hauts de France region in northern France, near the border with Belgium. A cultural hub and bustling university town today, it was once an important merchant center of French Flanders. Many Flemish influences remain in the city’s culture, cuisine and architecture. The historic center, Vieux Lille, is characterized by 17th-century brick town houses and cobbled pedestrian streets.

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