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Conference 2004

University of Oklahoma Libraries
Present

The 21st Annual Conference
The New Challenge for Research Libraries:
Collection Management and Strategic Access to Digital Resources

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March 4 and 5, 2004

Embassy Suites Hotel, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

The hotel is reserving a number of rooms at a special conference rate.
Complimentary transportation is available to and from the airport.
Please contact the hotel directly at (405) 682-6000 for reservations.

For additional information please contact:
Rhonda Cannon, Conference Coordinator, (405) 325-2611.

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Conference Program: March 4, 2004


westernhistoryreadingroom goldclocksmall 1:30–2:15 p.m.
Fred M. Heath
Vice Provost and Director of General Libraries

University of Texas at Austin Libraries
Collections of Record and Scholarly Communications: The Responsibilities of the Research Library in a Rapidly Evolving Digital World.
The opportunities of the Internet and mass storage are changing the way scholars conduct their research and communicate their findings. It is possible for the new forms of communication to exist independently of libraries. For the research library to prosper, it is necessary to demonstrate that libraries and librarians play essential roles through their contributions to metadata, their ability to authenticate and preserve important information, and to move resources through time across changing platforms and formats. This paper will discuss concrete examples of efforts by Texas A&M and the University of Texas of efforts to assert a central place for libraries in the evolving model of scholarly communications.


goldclocksmall 2:15-3:00 p.m.
Paul M. Gherman
University Librarian

Vanderbilt University Library
Preserving Non-Print Digital Collections.
Focus will be placed on the library’s role in preserving and making accessible material from Vanderbilt University Library’s Television News Archive and a collection of Ugandan folk music.


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3:00-3:30 p.m.
Coffee Break
YBP Library Services



artmuseumgoldclocksmall 3:30-4:15 p.m.
Dan Hazen
Librarian for Latin America, Spain and Portugal

Harvard College Library
Better Mousetraps in Turbulent Times?
The Global Resources Network as a Vehicle for Library Cooperation.

Straitened budgets can provoke very dissimilar responses among institutions sharing the same broad goals. Cooperative efforts to pool resources, identify efficiencies, and exploit economies of scale comprise one common strategy. An opposed response, however, shrinks each player’s focus to local programs and core constituencies. The AAU/ARL Global Resources Network is a collaborative effort that also looks toward a self-sustaining future. GRN thus aspires to complement and to some extent underwrite discrete projects that expand scholarly access to particular sets of information resources by means of cross-cutting initiatives that broaden access and reduce costs. As at past moments of intense budget pressure, cooperation—in this case through GRN— appears an eminently rational choice. But organizational logistics, practical politics, and the program’s overall conceptual framework suggest some uncertainties as well. The paper considers the conditions for Global Resources Network success, as well as some challenges that are not yet resolved.


goldclocksmall 4:15-5:00 p.m.
Karen Hunter
Senior Vice President, Strategy

Elsevier, Inc.
If Collection Management Ends: Options for Publishers.
The library evolution from collection development to collection management to access management has direct effects on scholarly publishers. To identify innovative strategic product, service and pricing options, it helps to evaluate present orthodoxies (rules and beliefs) and out-of-the-box alternatives.

5:00 p.m.
Reception
EBSCO Information Services


Conference Program: March 5, 2004


snowyjacobson goldclocksmall 8:30-9:15 a.m.
Kevin Guthrie
President

Ithaka
Ithaka: A Strategic Response to the New Challenges.
Ithaka is a new organization that seeks to help libraries find creative ways to work collaboratively and share resources as they face the challenges of selecting and providing access to digital resources. Among its objectives is the creation of nonprofit organizations that address or exploit the way new technologies impact scholarly communication. One of the initial organizations being incubated by Ithaka is working to establish a sustainable infrastructure for preserving electronic journal literature; another is developing a collection of high-quality digital content from the developing world.


goldclocksmall 9:15-10:00 a.m.
Mary Case
Director, Office of Scholarly Communication

Association of Research Libraries
A Snapshot in Time: How ARL Libraries are Managing Electronic Journal Resources.
On average, members of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) are now spending about $1.5 million a year on electronic serials, almost 20% of their total materials budgets. Surveys of ARL members along with data from the ARL statistics provide a picture of the growing importance of electronic resources and how libraries are managing these resources to ensure access and balance their budgets. The speaker will present the results of the various surveys and discuss the strategic implications for research libraries as they build increasingly digital collections.


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10:00-10:30 a.m.
Coffee Break
Gale


bizzell_gardengoldclocksmall 10:30-11:15 a.m.
Richard K. Johnson
SPARC Enterprise Director

The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition
Open Access: Unlocking the Value of Research.
The Internet promises to transform scientific communication. Although most key journals are online today, some of the most dysfunctional features of the legacy print-based system have survived. Mr. Johnson looks at emerging “open access” scientific communication models and the potential benefits they offer scientists, funding agencies, and academe.


goldclocksmall 11:15-12:00 p.m.
Allen W. Paschal
President

Gale
Digital Collections: The Next Step in the Preservation and Dissemination of Information.
Research libraries are increasingly seeking searchable digital libraries that will meet customers’ demand for fast access to primary source materials and whose functionality will uncover new research and teaching possibilities. Advancements in imaging and process software have dramatically reduced the cost of collection digitization, which has accelerated industry digitization projects. Unique partnerships between universities and vendors have created collection digitization opportunities.


Conference Organizers

CONFERENCE CHAIRMAN
Sul H. Lee

Dean, University of Oklahoma Libraries



CONFERENCE COORDINATOR
Rhonda Cannon

Assistant to the Dean for Administrative Services



CONFERENCE COMMITTEE
Lina Ortega, Kristina Southwell, Jeffrey Wilhite

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Speakers

Mary Case
Director
Office of Scholarly Communication
Association of Research Libraries

Paul M. Gherman
University Librarian
Vanderbilt University Library

Kevin Guthrie
President
Ithaka

Dan Hazen
Librarian for Latin America, Spain and Portugal
Harvard College Library

Fred M. Heath
Vice Provost and Director of General Libraries
University of Texas at Austin Libraries

Karen Hunter
Senior Vice President, Strategy
Elsevier, Inc.

Richard K. Johnson
SPARC Enterprise Director
The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition

Allen W. Paschal
President
Gale


REGISTRATION FORM

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Registration Closes February 20, 2004.
Registration fee $180 (U.S. dollars)

Conference Committee reserves the right to
cancel the Conference prior to February 3, 2004.

No refunds will be given for cancellations after March 1, 2004.

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Rhonda Cannon
The University of Oklahoma Libraries
401 West Brooks Street
Norman, OK 73019-6030
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