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Proceedings of the 132nd ARL Membership Meeting

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The Future Network: Transforming Learning and Scholarship

Eugene, Oregon
May 13-15, 1998
James G. Neal, presiding


Summary of Welcoming Remarks

James G. Neal, Johns Hopkins University, ARL President

Program Session I

Advanced Network Development Strategies


James G. Neal, Johns Hopkins University, ARL President

Internet2: Background and Mission

Douglas E. Van Houweling, President, University Corporation for Advanced Internet Development

NSF and EDUCAUSE: Programs for Advanced Networking

Mark Luker, Vice-President, Educom

Question and Answer Session

Program Session II

Distributed Learning & New Learning Communities


Nancy Baker, Director of Libraries, Washington State University

Distance Learning: A View from the the For-Profit Sector

William Durden, President, Sylvan Academy

Educom's National Learning Infrastructure Initiative and the Instructional Management Systems Project

Mark Resmer, Associate Vice-President for Information Technology, Sonoma State University

Lessons From a Decade of Distance Education Programming

Muriel Oaks, Director, Extended University Services, Washington State University

Beyond Potemkin Villages: Networks and Learning

Betsy Wilson, Associate Director of Libraries for Public Services, University of Washington

Question and Answer Session

Federal Relations Luncheon Program

Intellectual Property Legislative Update


Fred Heath, Chair, ARL Information Policies Committee

Intellectual Property Legislative Update: Copyright, Paracopyright, and Psuedo-Copyright

Peter Jaszi, Professor of Law at the Washington College of Law, American University

Program Session III

Research Development & Trends


David Green, Executive Director, National Initiative for a Networked Cultural Heritage (NINCH)

The Future Network and the Social Science: Topic, Data, and Theory

Teresa Sullivan, Vice-President and Graduate Dean, University of Texas at Austin

From Bench to Bedside and Beyond: Building a Regional Healthcare Network Testbed

Sherilynne Fuller, Acting Director, Informatics; Associate Professor, Department of Medical Education, University of Washington

Transformations in Astronomy Research Due to the Internet

David Schade, Astronomer, Canadian Astronomy Data Centre

Transforming Research in the Humanities in the Digital Age

John D'Arms, President, American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS)

Program Session IV

Research Library Leadership: Network Policy and Applications Development

Remarks and Facilitated Discussion

James G. Neal, ARL Presiding President, Convener
Clifford Lynch, Executive Director, Coalition for Networked Information (CNI), Discussion Facilitator

Program Session V

To Publish and Perish: Recommendations from the Pew Higher Education Roundtable


Betty Bengtson, Director of University Libraries, University of Washington

Strategies for Implementing the Recommendations for the Pew Higher Education Roundtable on Intellectual Property

James Gardner, Vice-President and Provost, University of Manitoba

To Publish and Perish: Commentary from a University Press Perspective

Peter Givler, Executive Director, Association of American University Presses

Question and Answer Session


I. Association Business Meeting

President's Report

James G. Neal, Johns Hopkins University, ARL President

Report of the SPARC Working Group

Ken Frazier, University of Wisconsin

Report on the Concept of a Research Libraries Purchasing and Negotiating Center

James G. Neal, Johns Hopkins University, ARL President

Report of the Executive Director

Duane E. Webster, ARL Executive Director

II. A Research Libraries Purchasing and Negotiating Center?

[A Draft] Concept Paper for Discussion and Consideration

III. Audited Financial Statements for the Year Ended December 31, 1997

IV. Attendance List