ERIC Number: ED402949
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Renewing the ARL Agenda. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Association of Research Libraries (125th, Washington, DC, October 19-21, 1994).
Page, Jennifer, Ed.; Brennan, Patricia, Ed.
The 125th meeting of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) reviewed the mission statement, goals, and objectives of the Association. Major themes from the review process included the effect of technology on access and preservation; the critical need to develop measures of library effectiveness and performance; and the importance of strengthening external relations with others in the higher education arena. An opening reception and plenary session began the meeting (with speeches by Cornelius Pings, Charles Oppenheim, and John Black). The first session included the following papers: "Introduction" (Donald Koepp); two separate papers both entitled, "Cooperation Between Libraries and University Presses" (Lisa Freeman, Robert Grant, respectively); and "Research Libraries and Scholarly Publishers: Some Notes Toward More Effective and More Honest Relationships" (Marshall Keys). The second session explored performance measures in a networked environment: "Introduction" (Nancy Eaton); "What Does Progress Look Like? How Do We Know We're Making it?" (Douglas Bennett); and two separate papers both entitled, "Performance Measures as Incentives for Redesigning Access and Delivery Services" (William Crowe, Nancy Kaplan, respectively). The luncheon speakers addressed the meaning of leadership in the new workplace (Kent Hendrickson and Carole Leland). The third session reviewed the potential and limitations of electronic technology as a preservation strategy: "Introduction" (Betty Bengtson); "Electronic Technology as a Preservation Strategy" (John Van Bogart); and"Enduring Access: Issues and Strategies" (M. Stuart Lynn). The fourth session addressed the challenges inherent in managing the transition to international networked collections: "Introduction" (Dale Canelas) and two separate papers both entitled, "Improving Access to Global Information Resources" (Burkart Holzner, Donald Riggs, respectively). The fifth program session addressed new research directions and federal funding opportunities (James Neal, Thomas Kalil, Yi-Tzuu Chien, Laura Breeden, and Jane Bortnick-Griffith). Appendices include reports on the ARL business meeting, ARL activities from May 1994-October 1994, and an ARL attendance list. (SWC)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Access to Information, Delivery Systems, Electronic Text, Evaluation Criteria, Federal Aid, Global Approach, Government Role, Higher Education, Leadership, Library Associations, Library Cooperation, Preservation, Program Evaluation, Publishing Industry, Research Libraries, Technological Advancement
Association of Research Libraries, 21 Dupont Circle, Washington, DC 20036 (ARL members: $25; non-members: $35).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
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Authoring Institution: Association of Research Libraries, Washington, DC.