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Membership Meeting Proceedings

Proceedings of the 147th Membership Meeting

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Washington, DC
October 26-27, 2005

Ann Wolpert, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
ARL President, Presiding

Program Session I

Portico and Other Mellon Foundation Initiatives

"New Times Always; Old Time We Cannot Keep" William G. Bowen, President, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

ARL Tribute to William G. Bowen

Program Session II

Preservation Strategies for Licensed Content
A Program Planned by the Scholarly Communication Steering Committee

Convener: Carol Mandel, New York University

"Preserving Scholarly Electronic Journals: A Call for Action, Report of a Meeting at the Mellon Foundation, October 15, 2005"
[PDF] [ARL Board action on this statement]

"Portico: An Important Component of a New Preservation Infrastructure" Kevin Guthrie, President, Ithaka
[Web presentation] [PowerPoint presentation]

"Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe" Carol Pitts Diedrichs, Dean of Libraries, University of Kentucky, Member, LOCKSS Alliance Advisory Board
[PowerPoint presentation]
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"Permanent Access to Records of Science" Erik Oltmans, Head, e-Depot, National Library of the Netherlands [Web presentation] [PowerPoint presentation]

Program Session III

Public Policy Issues Affecting Research Libraries

Convener: Winston Tabb, Johns Hopkins University

Prue Adler, Associate Executive Director, ARL

Remarks: Allen Weinstein, Archivist of the United States

See also "National Archives Names Lockheed Martin to Build Archives of the Future," US National Archives press release, September 8, 2005; and links to press conference remarks and a video of the proceedings.

ARL Tribute to Robert S. Martin

Program Session IV

The Role of Research Libraries in Research, Teaching & Learning:
A Discussion of Strategic Priorities

Facilitated by members of the Research, Teaching & Learning Steering Committee:

  • Betsy Wilson, University of Washington
  • Barbara Dewey, University of Tennessee
  • Joan Giesecke, University of Nebraska–Lincoln
  • Wendy Lougee, University of Minnesota
  • Alice Prochaska, Yale University
  • Gary Strong, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Jim Williams, University of Colorado

Concurrent Discussion Sessions

"The UK Research Information Network: Genesis, Strategy, and Role" Michael Jubb, Research Information Network Director
[Web presentation] [PowerPoint presentation]

"Shared Storage Facilities" Paul Gherman, Vanderbilt University Sheila Johnson, Oklahoma State University

"Land-Grant Institutions in the 21st Century" Catherine Murray-Rust, Colorado State University Peter Young, National Agricultural Library

ARL Strategic Directions Steering Committee Topical Briefings

"The State of Linkage among Digital Repositories" Clifford Lynch, Coalition for Networked Information

"The Copyright Office's Orphan Works Project: Update on Study to Improve the Copyright Clearance Process" Jule Sigall, Associate Register for Policy & International Affairs, US Copyright Office

"National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program" William LeFurgy, Digital Initiatives Project Manager, Library of Congress Mary Rasenberger, Policy Advisor for Special Programs, US Copyright Office
[Web presentation]) [PowerPoint presentation]

"The Uses of Special Collections in Teaching and Learning" Joe Hewitt, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and other members of the Special Collections Task Force [PDF]

ARL Business Meeting

Ann Wolpert, ARL President, Presiding

"Government Documents Update" Kenneth Frazier, Director, University of Wisconsin–Madison Libraries, and Shirley K. Baker, Vice Chancellor for Information Technology and Dean of University Libraries, Washington University in St. Louis [PDF]

"Task Force on New Ways of Measuring Collections" Brinley Franklin, Vice Provost, University of Connecticut
[Web presentation] [PowerPoint presentation]


Attendance List [PDF]