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Proceedings of the 133rd ARL Membership Meeting

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Confronting the Challenges of the Digital Era

Washington, D.C.
October 14-16, 1998
Jim Neal, presiding

Foreword

Program Session I

Fundraising for the Digital Library

Introduction

James G. Neal, ARL President

The Underpinning Principles of Fundraising

Dr. C. D. Mote, Jr., President, University of Maryland

Fundraising for the Digital Era

Dwight F. Burlingame, Associate Executive Director, Indiana University Center on Philanthropy

Program Session II

The Impact of Journal Mergers: A Preliminary Report

Introduction

Elaine Sloan, Chair, ARL Scholarly Communication Committee

The Impact of Publisher Mergers on Journal Prices: A Preliminary Report, October 1998

Mark J. McCabe, Assistant Professor of Economics, Georgia Institute of Technology

Question & Answer Session

Federal Relations Luncheon Program

Legislative Update

Introduction and Remarks

Fred Heath, Chair, ARL Information Policies Committee

Prudence Adler, Assistant Executive Director, Federal Relations and Information Policy, ARL

The Digital Millennium: What Does It All Mean?

Arnold P. Lutzker, Esq., Lutzker & Lutzker

Question & Answer Session

Program Session III

Staffing for the Digital Era

Introduction

Paul Kobulnicky, Chair, ARL Research Library Leadership and Management Committee

Challenges in Recruiting for a Chief Information Officer

Jerry H. Baker, Partner, Baker, Parker, and Associates

Recruiting and Retaining Staff with Technology Skills

Mary G. Opperman, Vice President for Human Resources, Cornell University

Recruiting for Diversity in Research Libraries

Jorge R. Schement, Professor of Communications and Information Policy, Pennsylvania State University

Question & Answer Session

Transforming Scholarly Communication

Provosts' Panel

Introduction

James G. Neal, ARL President

Moving with Dispatch to Resolve the Scholarly Communication Crisis: From Here to NEAR

David Shulenburger, Provost, University of Kansas

Achieving Maximal Value from Digital Technologies in Scholarly Communication

Charles E. Phelps, Provost, University of Rochester

Question & Answer Session

Appendices

Association Business Meeting

Report on Association Activities, March 1998-September 1998

Attendance List