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Conference 2010

The University of Oklahoma Libraries
Presents

The 27th Annual Conference
Climbing Out of the Box:
Repackaging Libraries for Survival


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March 4 and 5, 2010

Embassy Suites Hotel, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

The Embassy Suites Hotel is reserving a number of rooms at a
special conference rate if reserved by February 22, 2010.
Complimentary transportation is available to and from the airport.
Please contact the hotel directly at (405) 682-6000 for reservations
or go to Embassy Suites website (Group/Convention Code: UOL)

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

calendar  Registration deadline: February 19, 2010  calendar

Conference Program: Thursday, March 4, 2010


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Sul H. Lee, Dean
Peggy V. Helmerich Chair
University of Oklahoma Libraries


goldclocksmall 1:00–1:45 p.m.
Jay Jordan
President and CEO

Online Computer Library Center, Inc.

Climbing Out of the Box and Into the Cloud: Building Web-scale for Libraries
Libraries have made significant investments in computer resources and infrastructure. They now incur the costs of supporting an array of systems across workflows for print, licensed and digital materials. Similarly, libraries have a fragmented presence on the Web, where they must compete with search engines and other information resources in meeting the information needs of people. OCLC is building its next generation of services in the computing cloud, where applications and data are stored on the Internet rather than on a local computer, and libraries can use an application without having to worry about the supporting technology. Web-scale services will provide libraries with powerful new applications and services when and where needed.

goldclocksmall 1:45-2:30 p.m.
Dennis Dillon
Associate Director for Research Services

University of Texas, Austin Libraries

Sacred Longhorns, Ox Carts, Arranged Marriages, the Ego-Centered User & the Information Aristocracy
Library strategy used to be easier. You met current needs and long standing expectations in a systematic manner and all was well. Nowadays the path isn’t so clear. As technological and economic hurricanes continue to wash over libraries, some of our previous commitments and values are giving way to new realities and different ways of thinking about how best to achieve our fundamental goals. Which sacred cows can be sent packing? Do we still need selectors? With the logistics of the information supply chain changing at an unprecedented rate, does the library warehousing and archival function still make sense? How can we reconfigure our inherent inefficiencies and stay relevant with the needs of our funding agencies?




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goldclocksmall 3:00-3:45 p.m.
Charles Lowry
Executive Director

Association of Research Libraries

Year Two of the Great Recession—North American Research Libraries in Fiscal Crisis
Surveys conducted by the Association of Research Libraries have chronicled the impact of the economic downturn on research libraries’ budgets. It is anticipated that the steep decline in institutional revenues will continue throughout the Fiscal Year 2009-10 with repeated reductions, and cyclical need to constrain expenditures. The necessary budget cutbacks are having an impact on all segments of ARL member library budgets—operations, staff and acquisitions. It is clear that the elements of recovery being seen worldwide will have no positive impact for higher education in North America for the current fiscal year and likely beyond. Primary income sources have not recovered—state tax revenues are down, endowment expenditures are being eliminated in hopes of growing capital, and tuition increases are being restrained. The depth of cuts and the strategies used to manage will be reported in this presentation.


goldclocksmall 3:45-4:30 p.m.
Joan Giesecke
Dean of Libraries

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries

Finding the Right Metaphor: Restructuring, Realigning, and Repackaging Today’s Research Libraries
To change from collection-centric to user-centered research libraries and to survive in tough economic times, libraries face two major challenges: first, libraries need to change how they are viewed by their constituencies so they are seen as indispensible; and, second, libraries need to help the librarians and staff change their own mental models of their roles to remain relevant in these changing times. Metaphors are one way to help people connect terms in new ways so they develop new images of those objects. For over 100 years, libraries have used metaphors to seek connections that will help people see libraries as something other than warehouses for books. This paper will explore various metaphors being used in the library field and how these metaphors can help libraries introduce change to improve their chances of receiving the support needed to survive.


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James Neal
Vice President for Information Services
and University Librarian

Columbia University Libraries

Collaboration by Cliché: The Radicalization of the Academic Library Commitment to Cooperation and the ’Two Cool’ Initiative
This presentation will question the viability of traditional approaches to academic library cooperation, and argue that innovative if not radical new strategies for institutional partnerships are needed, using the Columbia/Cornell program as a case study.





Conference Program: Friday, March 5, 2010


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goldclocksmall 8:30-9:15 a.m.
Dan Hazen
Associate Librarian of Harvard College
for Collection Development

Harvard University

E-Resources and E-Journals: Economics, Emergence, and Adaptation”
Research, teaching, and scholarly communication rely more and more upon digital means to record and share information. Our distribution models for electronic resources, however, reflect disparate access philosophies as well as the need to support the core expenses associated with intellectual creation and scholarly communication. Aggregated content and open access reflect two sharply contrasting approaches, both of them disruptive to traditional library roles. The need for new tools for e-content and the possibilities of social media further complicate the picture. This paper explores all of these shifts, also suggesting an analytical framework that is not limited to simple economic modeling.


goldclocksmall 9:15-10:00 a.m.
Kevin M. Guthrie
President,
Ithaka

Repackaging the Library: What Do Faculty Think?
Networked communications and technological innovation are driving more activities and services to the cloud or central providers, increasingly circumventing local provision. Combined with recent economic challenges, the question of repackaging libraries involves thinking radically about library collaboration and service provision. What services should the local library continue to provide? What services should be outsourced? What services should be provided through collaboration with other libraries? These questions will be looked at from the perspective of changing attitudes of faculty toward libraries derived from Ithaka’s 2009 faculty survey. This is the fourth survey in a series dating back to 2000. The data and analysis from this survey series highlights the changes in faculty attitudes toward the library and information resources over the course of this dynamic decade.




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Allen Powell
President

EBSCO Information Services

Times of Crisis Accelerate Inevitable Change
The recent economic crisis has caused organizations to assess their individual situations and in many cases make rapid change in order to survive or continue to thrive. Organizations have been pushed to think more creatively, consider changing long-held views, and move more swiftly in order to implement needed change. Such is the case in the information industry as librarians, publishers, and vendors have all experienced a period of assessment, strategic review and reaction as a result of not only the recent economic downturn but also the continued evolution from an industry that was primarily print-based to one dominated by electronic dissemination of scholarly information. This presentation addresses some of the important actions taken by vendors, publishers, and librarians as a result of the recent economic situation and the continued migration of scholarly resources to electronic formats. It explores patterns in publisher prices and pricing models, library content selection and spending trends, as well as vendor strategies and tactics during a time of fiscal challenge and industry change.


goldclocksmall 11:15-12:00 p.m.
Carla J. Stoffle
Dean of Libraries

University of Arizona

From Surviving to Thriving
The current economic crisis for academic research libraries has been predicted since at least 1995. Many research libraries have spent years trying to reinvent themselves in the face of these predicted difficulties, but rather than rely on the same old strategies for survival, libraries need to think outside the box. They need to move beyond incremental changes and truly introduce 21st century solutions. Despite smaller budgets and fewer resources, they must still find ways to innovate, continually improve, and exceed customers’ expectations. This paper will explore some of the available tools and concepts – such as project management, new technologies, and planned abandonment – that can enable libraries to not only survive, but thrive.


Conference Organizers

CONFERENCE CHAIRMAN
Sul H. Lee, Dean

Peggy V. Helmerich Chair
University of Oklahoma Libraries



CONFERENCE COORDINATOR
Rhonda Cannon

Assistant Dean of Libraries for Administrative Services
University of Oklahoma Libraries



CONFERENCE COMMITTEE
James Bierman, Janet Croft, Starla Doescher




CONFERENCE SPONSORS
EBSCO Information Services
Gale, part of Cengage Learning
Rittenhouse Book Distributors, Inc.
Unlimited Priorities Corporation
YBP Library Services



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Speakers

Dennis Dillon
Associate Director for Research Services
University of Texas, Austin Libraries

Joan Giesecke
Dean of Libraries
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries

Kevin M. Guthrie
President
Ithaka

Dan Hazen
Associate Librarian of Harvard College for Collection Development
Harvard University

Jay Jordan
President and CEO
Online Computer Library Center, Inc.

Charles Lowry
Executive Director
Association of Research Libraries

James G. Neal
Vice President for Information Services and University Librarian
Columbia University Libraries

Allen Powell
President
EBSCO Information Services

Carla J. Stoffle
Dean of Libraries
University of Arizona Libraries


The University of Oklahoma Libraries
Presents
Climbing Out of the Box:
Repackaging Libraries for Survival

March 4 and 5, 2010

Embassy Suites Hotel, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Contact the Embassy Suites Hotel by February 22, 2010 at (405) 682-6000 for reservations
or visit their website (Group/Convention Code: OUL).

REGISTRATION FORM

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Registration Closes February 19, 2010.
Registration fee $225 (U.S. dollars)

Conference Committee reserves the right to
cancel the Conference prior to February 5, 2010.

No refunds will be given for cancellations after March 1, 2010.

Make checks payable to the University of Oklahoma.

Mail this form with your check to:
Rhonda Cannon
The University of Oklahoma Libraries
401 West Brooks Street
Norman, OK 73019-6030

http://libraries.ou.edu/conferences


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