What is the likely shape of the library of the Future?
And how do we build collections for it?
Most Recent Event
One for all and all for one:
the opportunities and challenges bringing libraries and publishers together
May 2-4, 2023
Odelya Conference Centre and Hotel
Missionsstrasse 21
4055 Basel, Switzerland
The brainchild of Mario Casalini, Rebecca Lenzini and Katina Strauch, the Fiesole Collection Development Retreat Series was established on the basis of a shared idea and desire to foster and stimulate dialogue and collaboration within the scholarly communication sector.
The Fiesole Retreat is an informal meeting of leading library and information industry participants devoted to thinking through and debating the new world order in collection development.
The Fiesole Retreat offers a unique opportunity to interact with a select group of your colleagues in a relaxed and thoughtful setting.
February 10th, 2023
It is with great sorrow that we learned of the untimely death of Filippos Tsimpoglou, General Director of the National Library of Greece.
Filippos' passion and dedication to his field were matched by experience and vision as he guided his library towards the future. He was an enthusiastic collaborator and tireless in his contribution to and support for international dialogue around librarianship.
We will remember him as a truly warm and welcoming host to us during last year's Fiesole Retreat in Athens, and as an inspirational colleague who will be sadly missed.

The Fiesole Retreat planning committees


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Athens 2022
Charleston Hub - May 9, 2022

Back Talk - A Streetcar in Athens

James O'Donnell
Athens 2022
EESC - April 22, 2022

Fiesole Retreat 2022 - Mia anaskopisi enos endiaferontos triimerou

Athens 2022
Charleston Hub - April 15, 2022

Fiesole Retreat 2022: Tradition Meets Innovation

Leah Hinds
Athens 2022
Thinking about Digital Publishing - April 8, 2022

The Fiesole Retreat 2022: The role of the library

Michael Upshall
Fiesole 2019
Bibelot - V.25, n.2, 2019

Fiesole Retreat: l'appuntamento annuale organizzato da Casalini

Anna Maria Tammaro
Fiesole 2019 - April 19, 2019

Scholarly Communications: the View from Fiesole

David Worlock
Barcelona 2018
B.I.T. Online - 21 (2018) Nr.4

Überraschend viele Bibliotheksthemen auf der Fiesole Retreat

Barcelona 2018
The Scholarly Kitchen - June 5, 2018

Collaboration to Improve Scholarship

Barcelona 2018
Universitat Obierta de Catalunya News - May 22, 2018

The relationship between Digital Humanities and academic libraries

Barcelona 2018 - May 14, 2018

Interview with Stephen Rhind-Tutt and 2018 Fiesole Retreat Recap

Barcelona 2018
Against The Grain - May 10, 2018

2018 Fiesole Collection Development Retreat

Lille 2017 - May 22, 2017

Reflections on the 2017 Fiesole Collection Development Retreat

Lille 2017 - May 19, 2017

When Fiesole comes to Lille

David Worlock
Fiesole 2016 - April 18, 2016

With Milton in Fiesole

David Worlock
Fiesole 2016
Giornale della Libreria - March 10, 2016

Dal 6 all'8 aprile torna a Fiesole il Collection Development Retreat

Alessandra Rotondo
Berlin 2015 - May 12, 2015

The Deniability of the Blog

David Worlock
Fiesole 2012
The Charleston Report 2012, March-April, 16, 5

Report of the Fiesole 2012 "Information Discovery" Preconference

Frederick C. Lynden
St. Petersburg 2011
The Charleston Advisor, July 2011

Thirteenth Fiesole Collection Development Retreat: Collecting Across Frontiers: Technology and Globalization

Rebecca Lenzini
St. Petersburg 2011 - May 13, 2011

Stroking the winter palace

David Worlock
Fiesole 2008
Acces - 2008, June, 65

Fiesole Collection Development Retreat - the Asian perspective on a European conference

Ruth A. Pagell
Fiesole 2004
Against the grain 2004, June, 90

International Deadline : A View from Fiesole 2004

Antony Watkinson