The University of Oklahoma Libraries
The 22nd Annual Conference
Digital Information and Knowledge Management:
New Opportunities for Research Libraries
MARCH 3 AND 4, 2005
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:
, Conference Coordinator, (405) 325-2611.
Registration deadline: February 18, 2005
CONFERENCE PROGRAM: Thursday, March 3, 2005
Sul H. Lee, DeanUniversity of Oklahoma Libraries
University of Illinois at Urbana
It’s Not Your Parents’ Library Anymore: Challenges and Opportunities in the New Webs of Complexity
The 21st century holds the promise of a modern Renaissance in which traditional research library collections
and services collide with the promises and realities of digital information and knowledge management. The most
intriguing challenges and opportunities for research libraries center on the juxtaposition between the traditional library
and digital information and knowledge management, with resultant webs of complexity. This paper examines these
challenges and opportunities and raises questions of values and principles, missions and strategies, content and
copyright, and methods and ethics.
Assistant Director, MA
University of Texas at Austin Libraries
Knowledge Management from the Navaho to the National Security Agency
An exploration of taxonomy, discontinuity, culture, lost knowledge, planning, the semantic Web, and how prenetwork
concepts such as libraries and knowledge management fit into a linked and searchable networked
environment. How do we capture, re-purpose, and make available what is important in a complicated world – a
world in which our databases can tell us both how to manufacture toothpaste and who is likely to buy it, but not
what life forms exist on earth, or even what the chances are that your job will exist five years from now?
YBP Library Services
University Librarian and Associate Provost for University Libraries
University of North Carolina Libraries at Chapel Hill
The Scholarly Work of Digital Libraries
In the past, librarians have assembled and interpreted collections for smaller audiences that, frequently, were
limited to one-on-one consultations in a highly specialized environment. Digital technologies, however, make it
possible to combine, analyze, interpret and disseminate the content of our collections in ways never before possible.
This presentation will compare and contrast two digital library programs and their innovative approaches to
scholarship and knowledge creation and dissemination.
Brian E.C. Schottlaender
University of California Libraries at San Diego
As libraries become increasingly hybridized, their collections, both traditional and emerging, find themselves
under increasing pressure. Whether one considers print passé, or digital “da bomb,” what’s clear is that collections
and how they are used are changing rapidly. This paper will consider the evolution of library collections from various
perspectives: quantitative and qualitative, objective and subjective, positive and negative.
CONFERENCE PROGRAM: Friday, March 4, 2005
Shirley K. Baker
Vice Chancellor for Information Technology and Dean of University Libraries
Washington University in St. Louis Libraries
New Opportunities for Research Libraries in Digital Information and Knowledge Management: Challenges for the Mid-Sized Research Library.
Libraries are faced with great opportunities to take responsibility for digital information and knowledge
management, both on their campuses and across disciplines. These opportunities come, however, with significant
challenges. The challenges are less technical than they are financial and social – identifying funding and penetrating
the faculty culture to generate enthusiasm and support for sustainable work. This paper will highlight some
experiences, successes, and failures.
Charles T. Cullen
President and Librarian
The Newberry Library
Is There a Digital Purgatory?
On average, members of the Association of Research Libraries
The many opportunities libraries face with the advances of digital technology lead to an understandable assumption
that providing a wide range of resources in this form is a natural next step. Only now are some beginning to give
serious attention to problems we need to solve before we move forward too quickly and create more problems for
those managing information. Dr. Cullen will address these issues from the perspective of a research collection focused
on scholarly use.
Council on Library and Information Resources
Librarians for the 21st Century
New forms of scholarship and publishing are radically and rapidly changing the relationships among those who create,
store, distribute, and use information. This paper will focus on the changes in library collections and library-information
technology organizations, the resulting advancements in scholarly research, and will discuss the attributes, attitudes,
and skills needed by the librarians of tomorrow to develop the strong connections between the academic disciplines
and research libraries that are essential for library development in the 21st century.
President and Chief Operating Officer
Yankee Book Peddler Library Services
Toward a Topography of Library Collections
The author explores some fundamentals of human perception, pattern recognition, concept formulation, and
knowledge storage which suggest new opportunities to understand library collections and develop collecting
strategies. Building from these principals, the author demonstrates how advances in digital technology may make
it possible to develop a topology of library collections.