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Proceedings of the 126th ARL Membership Meeting

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Realizing Digital Libraries

Boston, Massachusetts
May 17-19, 1995
Jerry D. Campbell, presiding


Opening Session


Jerry Campbell, Convener, ARL President

Realizing Digital Libraries

John Gage, Director, Science Office, Sun Microsystems, Inc.

Libraries, Printing, and Infrastructure: A Historian’s Perspective

Bruce E. Seely, Associate Professor of History, Michigan Technological University

Program Session I

Collaborative Strategies for Forging Digital Libraries


Paul Evan Peters, Convener, Coalition for Networked Information

2010 Scenarios

Luncheon Session

An Update on Digital Library Initiatives

National Digital Libraries Federation

Deanna Marcum, President, Commission on Preservation and Access, and President, Council on Library Resources

The CAN-LINKED Initiative

Graham Hill, University Librarian, McMaster University Libraries
Carole Moore, Chief Librarian, University of Toronto Libraries

Library of Congress National Digital Library

Winston Tabb, Associate Librarian for Collections Services, Library of Congress

Early-Bird Session

AAU/ARL Demonstration Projects: Critical Questions

Summary of Remarks and Question and Answer Session

Program Session III

Availability of Government Information in an Electronic Environment


James G. Neal, Convener, Indiana University

Government Information in an Electronic Environment: ARL’s Role

Nancy Cline, Dean of University Libraries, Pennsylvania State University

The Data Liberation Initiative

Ernie Ingles, Chief Librarian, University of Alberta

Government Information in an Electronic Environment: A Bias for Action

James F. Williams II, Dean, University of Colorado

Question and Answer Session

Program Session IV

Copyright, Public Policy, and Digital Libraries


Betty G. Bengtson, Convener, University of Washington

Copyright Challenges for Libraries and Higher Education: The NII and the Texaco Decisions

Kenneth D. Crews, Associate Professor of Law and of Library and Information Science and Director of the Copyright Management Center, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

Copyright, Libraries, and the Financial Viability of Scholarly Society Journals

Catherine E. Rudder, Executive Director, American Political Science Association

Coping with Copyright and Beyond: New Challenges as the Library Goes Digital

Karen Hersey, Intellectual Property Counsel, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Copyright, Public Policy, and Digital Libraries: Searching for First Principles

Jerry Campbell, University Librarian, Duke University, ARL President


I. Association Business Meeting

President’s Report

Jerry Campbell, Duke University, ARL President

Report of the Information Policies Committee

James G. Neal, Indiana University

ARL’s Planning Process

Duane E. Webster, ARL Executive Director

II. Definition and Purposes of a Digital Library

III. Program Session II: Electronic Products Showcase

IV. Report on Association Activities, October 1994-April 1995

V. Audited Financial Statements for the Year Ended December 31, 1995

VI. Attendance List