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Fall Forum Proceedings

An Age of Discovery: Distinctive Collections in the Digital Age, October 2009

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Themes from the ARL-CNI Forum (452 KB)
Lisa R. Carter, North Carolina State University, published in RLI no. 267 (Dec. '09)

Proceedings of the ARL-CNI Fall Forum
October 14–15, 2009
Washington DC

Sponsors

Association of Research Libraries
Coalition for Networked Information

Welcoming Remarks

Brinley Franklin, Vice Provost, University of Connecticut

Audio [MP3 2 min.]

Special Collections at the Cusp of the Digital Age: A Credo

Clifford Lynch, Executive Director, Coalition for Networked Information

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Audio [MP3 5 min.]

Why Are Special Collections so Important? Exploring the Value Proposition of Special Collections

Introductory Remarks
Mark Dimunation, Chief of the Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress

Audio [MP3 9 min.]

Why Special Collections Matter Now More than Ever Before
Stephen G. Nichols, Professor of French and Humanities, Medieval French Literature, Johns Hopkins University

Audio [MP3 31 min.]

Existential Archives: Looking for the Value Propositions of Archives and Special Collections
Mark A. Greene, Director, American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming

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Audio [MP3 30 min.]

The Changing Role of Special Collections in Scholarly Communications
Donald J. Waters, Senior Program Officer, Scholarly Communications, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

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Audio [MP3 26 min.]

Building on Our Strengths: Opportunities for Special Collections in the Digital Age

Introductory Remarks
Nancy E. Gwinn, Director, Smithsonian Institution Libraries

Keynote Remarks: An Age of Discovery: Distinctive Collections in the Digital Age
G. Wayne Clough, Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution

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Audio [MP3 29 min.]

Reactor Comments:
Ian E. Wilson, Librarian and Archivist of Canada Emeritus, President of the International Council on Archives, Strategic Advisor, University of Waterloo

Audio [MP3 10 min.]

Alice Prochaska, University Librarian, Yale University

Audio [MP3 8 min.]

Collaboration to Build Cross-Institutional Collections

Introductory Remarks
Bill Landis, Head of Arrangement and Description & Metadata Coordinator in Manuscripts and Archives, Yale University Library

Audio [MP3 2 min.]

Collaboration to Build Cross-Institutional Collections: Ancient Scrolls and Stone Tablets
Richard Saloman, Professor, Sanskrit and Prakrit Language and Literature, Epigraphy, Ancient Indian History, and Gandharan Studies, Department of Asian Languages and Literatue, University of Washington

Slides [PPS 38.7 MB]
Audio [MP3 25 min.]

MetaArchive Cooperative: A Collaborative Model for Digital Preservation
Katherine Skinner, Executive Director, Educopia Institute and Program Manager, MetaArchive Cooperative

Slides [PPS 3.8 MB]
Audio [MP3 27 min.]

Lessons from Two Inter-Institutional Projects: The Islamic Digital Resources Project at the Walters Art Museum and The Archimedes Palimpest Project
Will Noel, Curator of Manuscripts and Rare Books, Walters Art Museum

Audio [MP3 21 min.]

Integrating Special Collections into the Enterprise

Introductory Remarks
Susan K. Nutter, Vice Provost and Director of Libraries, North Carolina State University

Audio [MP3 3 min.]

Integrating Special Collections into the Enterprise: A Case Study of the Yale Center for British Art
Ken Hamma, an independent consultant working currently with Yale Center for British Art, the Yale Office of Digital Assets and Infrastructure, and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; Formerly Executive Director for Digital Policy and Initiatives of the J. Paul Getty Trust

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Audio [MP3 18 min.]

Special Collections in the Digital Age: Partnerships and Collaboration
Fred Heath, Vice Provost and Director, University of Texas Libraries

Slides [PPS 23.2 MB]
Audio [MP3 27 min.]

Special Collections as Laboratories for Researchers and Students

Introductory Remarks
Sarah M. Pritchard, University Librarian, Northwestern University

Audio [MP3 4 min.]

Mapping the Stacks: A Guide to Black Chicago's Hidden Archives
Jacqueline Goldsby, Associate Professor, Department of English & the College, University of Chicago, and Visiting Associate Professor, Department of English, New York University

Audio [MP3 18 min.]

Archives, Undergraduates, and Active Learning: Case Studies from Yale University Library
Barbara Rockenbach, Director of Undergraduate & Library Education, Yale University Library

Slides [PPS 3.7 MB]
Audio [MP3 21 min.]

Student Research on the University, in the Archives, and in the IR
Sarah L. Shreeves, Coordinator, Illinois Digital Environment for Access to Learning and Scholarship (IDEALS), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Slides [PPS 4.4 MB]
Audio [MP3 18 min.]

What Changes with Digital Content?

Introductory Remarks
Clifford Lynch, Executive Director, Coalition for Networked Information

What Changes with Digital Content?
Josh Greenberg, Director of Digital Strategy and Scholarship, New York Public Library

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What Changes with Digital Content? Three Key Issues
Anne R. Kenney, University Librarian, Cornell University

Slides [PPS 5.2 MB]
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What Changes with Digital Content? Web Archiving
Tracy Seneca, Web Archiving Coordinator, California Digital Library

Slides [PPS 2.6 MB]

Concluding Keynote Remarks
Ian E. Wilson, Librarian and Archivist of Canada Emeritus, President of the International Council on Archives, and Strategic Advisor, University of Waterloo

Audio [MP3 26 min.]

Alice Prochaska, University Librarian, Yale University

Audio [MP3 3 min.]

Appendix

Special Collections in ARL Libraries: A Discussion Report from the ARL Working Group on Special Collections. ARL, March 2009.

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