Thursday, March 7th, 2002
Sul H. Lee, Dean
University of Oklahoma Libraries
Online Computer Library Center, Inc.
"New Directions in Electronic Collection Development"
The author reviews current trends in the development of collections of
electronic resources and discusses initiatives under way in the library
Jennifer A. Younger
University Libraries of Notre Dame
"From the Inside Out: An Organizational View of Electronic Resources
and Collection Development"
Electronic resources have changed the landscape of collection
development in research libraries. The explosion of electronic
resources was recently described in expenditure data from the
Association of Research Libraries. Everyday activities have expanded
and collections have become more closely linked to access. In this
essay, I look at how the construct of electronic resources and
collection development are changing libraries and librarians.
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Barbara McFadden Allen
Committee on Institutional Cooperation
"What Administrators Talk About When They Talk About Libraries"
What do our senior university administrators think are the most
meaningful opportunities and challenges presented to our libraries by
the "digital revolution?" How can we successfully embrace the
opportunities while providing stewardship to those rich, traditional
collections in our care? How can we focus our attention on the right
opportunities? The author will report on her work and conversations
with administrators in the Big Ten universities, and will share her
thoughts on the implications for libraries.
Head, Collections and Information Resources
University of Texas at Austin
"Fishing the electronic river: disruptive technologies, the unlibrary,
and the ecology of information."
The public has always understood what the library's mission is, yet our
children are growing up with a number of alternative methods for finding
information, and even among scholars the library may not be the best
place to begin a search for published information. How might libraries
adapt to these changing circumstances? An examination of library
boundaries, the dangers of listening to your customers, vendor
fragility, and the nature of discovery.
Anne Marie Casey
Director, Off-Campus Library Services
Central Michigan University
"Collection Development for Distance Learning"
As distance-learning programs proliferate, collection development in
academic libraries takes on an added complexity. Remote learners
require access to collections outside of libraries and may not always be
included in the user profiles of license agreements for electronic
collections. In addition, some academic institutions offer programs and
courses to distance learners, which are not offered on the main campus,
but still require adequate collections. This presentation will cover
many of the issues raised in building collections for distance learning
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