ERIC Number: ED333872
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
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National Libraries' Leadership Roles and Responsibilities. Minutes of the Semiannual Meeting of the Association of Research Libraries (115th, Bethesda, Maryland, October 18-20, 1989).
Harvey, Diane, Ed.
This membership meeting of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) opened with an overview of the challenges facing research libraries and the relationships between the three U.S. national libraries and the members of ARL by Sidney Verba of Harvard University. The directors of the national libraries then spoke on their current programs and plans for the next 10 years--James Billington for the Library of Congress, Donald Lindberg for the National Library of Medicine, and Joseph H. Howard for the National Agricultural Library. The program focused on a number of issues, including: new roles of services envisioned for the national libraries; enhancing access by the U.S. research community to foreign information products and services; dissemination of U.S. government information; how technology can enhance access and resource sharing; financing library programs, including fees/user charges to recover costs and supplement appropriations; licensing as a mechanism to control secondary uses of information products or services developed by these libraries; the evolving National Research and Education Network; and preservation strategies. Following each presentation, a panel of ARL directors posed questions leading to general discussion of the ideas and concerns raised. After the final program session, the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health hosted a series of information technology demonstrations designed to illustrate the types of applications that result from collaboration among scientists and librarians, as well as to encourage discussion on the potential for similar partnerships with other members of the academic community. A summary of the ARL Business Meeting is also included in this volume. (BBM)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Computer Networks, Financial Support, Futures (of Society), Higher Education, Information Technology, Library Associations, Library Role, Library Services, National Libraries, Preservation, Research Libraries, Shared Resources and Services
Association of Research Libraries, 1527 New Hampshire Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20036 (members $40.00/year; all others, $60.00/year).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
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Authoring Institution: Association of Research Libraries, Washington, DC.