ERIC Number: ED238439
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Two Reports on Research Libraries. Forum I: Toward the 21st Century: An Agenda for Research Libraries and Their Users (Racine, Wisconsin, December 8-10, 1982). Forum II: National and Regional Aspects of Collecting and Preserving Library Materials (Wye Plantation, Maryland, October 10-12, 1983).
Council on Library Resources, Inc., Washington, DC.
Reports are presented from two meetings on research libraries that brought together individuals concerned with the process of scholarly communication. Libraries were the central topic of both meetings, but they were considered as part of a system that also includes book and journal publishing, the obligations and concerns of university administrations, the needs of scholarly disciplines, and the guidance of foundations. Forum I was intended to identify and explore primary issues needing national attention while Forum II focused on national and regional library cooperation in collection development and preservation. A summary of discussion from Forum I focuses on the future of research libraries and the possible need for fundamental library changes to cope with rapidly changing publishing and information service systems. Topics discussed include bibliographic services, shared resources, preservation, technology, library economics, and professional education. A background paper for Forum II by Walter J. Haas outlines the purpose of the meeting and the case for a planned approach to collection development and preservation. The paper also lists questions for discussion related to bibliographic information, library collections, cooperative collecting, and preservation. A summary of conclusions on the national aspects of collection development, the preservation of library materials, and related issues is also presented. The agenda and list of participants are provided for each forum. (Author/ESR)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council on Library Resources, Inc., Washington, DC.