The University of Oklahoma Libraries
The 23rd Annual Conference
Printed Resources and Digital Information:
The Future of Coexistence
MARCH 2 AND 3, 2006
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 17, 2006
CONFERENCE PROGRAM: Thursday, March 2, 2006
Sul H. Lee, Dean
University of Oklahoma Libraries
Fred M. Heath
Vice Provost and Director
University of Texas at Austin Libraries
Evolving User Behaviors: The Impact Upon Research Libraries in the Digital Age
Rapid developments in information technologies have impacted scholarly communication, teaching
and learning in fundamental ways. The time-honored practice of a community of scholars gathering
on a single campus to pursue a common research interest is being challenged as the symbol of
university research. In its stead there has emerged world-wide discipline-centered scholarship
where collaboration and synergy are dependent upon the Internet and the World Wide Web.
New research methods mine universes of data vastly deeper and richer than the print
world enabled, extend inquiry into data structures more complex than the book and
the journal, and give rise to new meanings of the notion of ""original sources.""
Student learning and student behaviors are also evolving. The evident GenX penchants--for
multi-tasking and group collaboration, for electronic information and self-sufficiency--also
bring new challenges to all of those on campus who share responsibilities in the increasingly complex
learning space that the university itself has become. This paper reflects on some of the efforts of
one research library to respond to the pressures of the digital age while sustaining its efforts to
build enduring repositories of the human record.
Joan K. Lippincott
Associate Executive Director
Coalition for Networked Information
Beyond Coexistence: Finding Synergies between Print Resources and Digital Information
Print and digital technologies can do more than just coexist; they can be used in concert to increase the
use and value of each other. For example, both students and faculty are creating new digital information
products such as multimedia objects or websites by building upon textual or print resources. Libraries can
be more proactive in finding ways to promote the synergy between digital and print materials. This paper will
explore some existing models and propose additional ways that libraries can encourage greater use and creation
of all types of information resources.
Joseph J. Branin
Director of Libraries
Ohio State University Libraries
Shaping Our Space: Envisioning the New Research Library
Academic librarians are designing new spaces in their libraries, in some cases through the re-design
and renovation of existing facilities and in rarer cases through the opportunity to design an entirely
new building. At the Ohio State University, the hundred-year-old central research library on campus is
undergoing a major $100 million transformation that involves elements of restoration, gutting, tear down,
and new build. What are the architectural and library programmatic directions that are guiding this
project and other space design projects in research libraries today? How much space should be devoted
to print collections and services, and how much space should be devoted to digital services, information
commons, and other new demands on library space? The answers are to be found through an exploration of
emerging library practices of ""content management"" and ""learning space design"" that must be linked to
the aesthetics and functionality of effective architecture.
JSTOR New York
JSTOR: Past, Present, and Future
JSTOR has become a standard offering at most US universities and colleges, as well as a growing
number of higher education institutions outside the US. This paper will track the growth of JSTOR
since its inception in 1995 as an experimental digitization project to today as an archive of over
500 scholarly titles in 40 disciplines. We will consider the two threads of JSTOR’s mission – to
safeguard titles in a digital form, and to provide access to them as broadly as possible – and
assess the value the project has provided to the academic community. In addition, there will be
some discussion of future directions and challenges for JSTOR.
CONFERENCE PROGRAM: Friday, March 3, 2006
Bernard F. Reilly, Jr.
Center for Research Libraries
Bridging the Abyss: Rational Strategies for Embracing Digital without Losing the Past
This paper will describe recent efforts by CRL and its member libraries to liberate capital and
other resources encumbered by the storage and maintenance of redundant paper and film collections.
Cooperative print archiving, virtual storage, and other strategies offer effective ways of ensuring
persistent access to critical tangible research materials.
Michael K. Buckland
Professor, Information Management and Systems;
Co-Director, Electronic Cultural Atlas Initiative
University of California, Berkeley
The Digital Difference in Reference Collections
One of the very first digital library developments was the transition of bibliographies
to digital formats and the rise of online services which allowed new kinds of searching
for topics. Here we examine three other reference genres: 1) Gazetteers, which, when coupled
with maps and bibliographies, allow new ways to search by place; 2) Chronologies, which when
digitized and combined with time lines and named time periods, transform search by time; and
3) Biographical directories, which, with improved design, could link persons with their contexts
in new and more effective ways. The paper will present work developed in a project entitled:
Support for the Learner: What, Where, When, and Who.
Dan C. Hazen
Associate Librarian of Harvard College for Collection Development
Harvard University Libraries
Collection Development in a Time of Changing Scholarly Agendas, Shifting Information Formats, Emerging Institutional Interdependencies, and Ongoing Resource Constraints
Our conceptual models for collection development within research libraries took shape in a
context that, in retrospect, appears both prosperous and stable. The environment has changed,
and the community is now engaged in a self-conscious effort to rethink what we do and to
revitalize our sense of purpose and possibility. This presentation will recapitulate the
reassessment process, and suggest areas that still need work.
Senior Vice President
The End of Print Journals
This paper will look at the expectations and concerns related to a final transition from print
to electronic scholarly journals. It will consider the end of print editions from the librarians',
scholars', academic administrators' and publishers' perspectives and pose a scenario for making this change.