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Membership Meeting Proceedings

Proceedings of the 155th ARL Membership Meeting

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155th ARL Membership Meeting
October 14–15, 2009
Washington DC

Meeting Overview

Program Session 1

New Models for Federal Depository Library Collections: Report on Findings from a Study Commissioned by ARL and COSLA

Convener: Sarah Michalak, University Librarian, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Audio [MP3 3 min.]

New Models for the Federal Depository Library Program
Roger Schonfeld, Manager of Research, Ithaka S+R

Slides [PDF]
Audio [MP3 29 min.]

Documents for a Digital Democracy: A Model for the Federal Depository Library Program in the 21st Century, Interim Summary by Ithaka S+R

See also,

James F. Williams, Dean of Libraries at the University of Colorado at Boulder

Audio [MP3 22 min.]

GladysAnn Wells, State Librarian and Director for the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records

Audio [MP3 9 min.]

Program Session 2

Potential Library Roles for Supporting Current and Future Public Access Initiatives

Convener: David Shulenburger, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Association of Public and Land-grant Universities

A Scientist's View of Open Access
Bernard Schutz, Director, Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics, Potsdam, Germany

Slides [PPS 7.6 MB]
Audio [MP3 25 min.]

A River Runs through It
Sayeed Choudhury, Associate Dean, Library Digital Programs, Hodson Director, Digital Research and Curation Center, Johns Hopkins University

Slides [PPS 320 KB]
Audio [MP3 17 min.]

Leading from the Middle: Open Access at KU
Lorraine J. Haricombe, Dean, University of Kansas Libraries

Slides [PPS 152 KB]
Audio [MP3 20 min.]

Program Session 3

The Science, Technology, Innovation Agenda of the Obama Administration

Convener: Tom Leonard, University Librarian, University of California, Berkeley

Andrew McLaughlin, Deputy Chief Technology Officer, Internet Policy, Office of Science and Technology Policy, Executive Office of the President

Audio [MP3 33 min.]

Program Session 4

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

Special Collections at the Cusp of the Digital Age: A Credo
Clifford Lynch, Executive Director, Coalition for Networked Information

Audio [MP3 5 min.]

Convener: 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

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

Audio [MP3 26 min.]

Program Session 5

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

Convener: Alice Prochaska, University Librarian, Yale University

Introduction: 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

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.]

Concurrent Topical Briefing Sessions Sponsored by Strategic Direction Steering Committees

The Federal Depository Library Program: A Focus on Strategies for Regional FDLs and Digitization
Sponsored by the Public Policies Affecting Research Libraries Steering Committee

Moderator: Joan Giesecke, Dean of Libraries, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Roger Schonfeld, Manager of Research, Ithaka S+R

Ross Housewright, Research Analyst, Ithaka S+R

See Program Session 1, above.

Options for Research Library Support of Small Publisher Operations
Sponsored by the Scholarly Communication Steering Committee

Moderator: James G. Neal, Vice President for Information Services and University Librarian, Columbia University

October Ivins, Ivins eContent Solutions

Judy Luther, Informed Strategies, LLC

Library Options for Publishing Support

Slides [PPS 1.5 MB]
Audio [MP3 29 min.]

ARL Survey on E-Science and Data Support: Initial Findings
Sponsored by the Library Roles in Research, Teaching, and Learning Steering Committee

Moderator: Barbara Dewey, Dean of Libraries, University of Tennessee Libraries

Presenter: Wendy Lougee, University Librarian, McKnight Presidential Professor, University of Minnesota Libraries

Slides [PPS 948 KB]
Audio [MP3 30 min.]

Notes on ARL E-Science Working Group Survey


Global Resources Update, Sponsored by the Center for Research Libraries (CRL)

ARL Business Meeting

Attendance List