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Proceedings of the 134th ARL Membership Meeting

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Special Collections in the Digital Age

Kansas City, Missouri
Lawrence, Kansas
May 12-14, 1999
Betty G. Bengtson, Presiding


New Measures Luncheon


Paul Kobulnicky, Chair, ARL Research Library Leadership and Management Committee, University of Connecticut

Carla Stoffle, Chair, ARL Statistics and Measurement Committee, University of Arizona

Welcome to ARL

Opening Reception

Opening Session


Betty G. Bengtson, ARL Presiding President, University of Washington

Keynote Address: Against the Grain

Werner Gundersheimer, Director, Folger Shakespeare Library

Program Session I

Strategic Issues for Directors


Betty G. Bengtson, ARL Presiding President, University of Washington

Report on Special Collections Survey

Joe A. Hewitt, Chair, ARL Research Collections Committee, University of North Carolina

A Dialog among Directors of Libraries and Special Collection

Strategic Issues in Digitization Initiatives in Special Collections

Frances Groen, Director of Libraries, McGill University

Tom Hickerson, Associate University Librarian for Information Technologies and Special Collections, Cornell University

Special Collections in the Digital Age

Suzanne Thorin, Dean of University Libraries, Indiana University

Alice Schreyer, Curator, Special Collections, University of Chicago

Federal Relations Luncheon Program


Paula Kaufman, Chair, ARL Information Policies Committee, University of Tennessee-Knoxville

Database Legislation

Peter A. Jaszi, Professor of Law, Washington College of Law, American University

Program Session II

Addressing the Needs of Scholars


Olivia M. A. Madison, Dean of Library Services, Iowa State University

Lisa M. Bitel, Associate Professor of History and Women's Studies, Unviersity of Kansas

Joshua L. Rosenbloom, Associate Professor of Economics, University of Kansas

Susan Rosowski, Professor of English, University of Nebraska, Lincoln

Town Meeting


LCDP Mentors Breakfast

Program Session III


Betty G. Bengtson, ARL Presiding President, University of Washington

JSTOR Update

Kevin Guthrie, Executive Director, JSTOR

NLII Update

Carole Barone, Vice President, EDUCAUSE

Focused Discussions

Digital projects and Finding Aids

Facilitator: Karin Wittenborg, Univesrity Librarian, University of Virginia

Integrating Special Collections into the Curriculum

Facilitator: Peter S. Graham, University Librarian, Syracuse University

Rights Management

Facilitator: David F. Kohl, Dean and University Librarian, University of Cincinnati

Staffing and Organization

Facilitator: Joseph J. Branin, Director and Dean of Libraries, SUNY at Stony Brook

ARL Business Meeting