ERIC Number: ED427784
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Results from Five Task Forces Appointed by the American Council of Learned Societies and the Council on Library and Information Resources. Scholarship, Instruction, and Libraries at the Turn of the Century.
Council on Library and Information Resources, Washington, DC.
The American Council of Learned Societies and the Council on Library and Information Resources appointed 36 scholars, librarians, and leaders of various academic enterprises to five task forces "to consider changes in the process of scholarship and instruction that will result from the use of digital technology and to make recommendations to ensure that libraries continue to serve the research needs of scholars." Five areas of concern for the future of research libraries emerged: (1) research libraries should amass collections of deep relevance in a coordinated fashion, encompassing information resources in both digital and traditional formats; (2) institutions must invest fiscal and other resources to make unique or special collections more broadly accessible. Faculty are urged to make increased use of primary source materials to develop critical thinking in students; (3) library organizations and learned societies should explore the possibilities of exploiting and managing intellectual property to yield greater benefits to the scholarly communities; (4) institutions of higher education and research should place more emphasis on training and support for faculty use of information and instructional technologies; (5) There is too little sharing of information to enable the scholarly community to participate in the philosophical and policy issues arising from the use of information technology in research and teaching, as well as in libraries. Appendices include a list of participants, recommendations, ACLS-CLIR Program Initiatives; and other ACLS-CLIR projects. (Author/AEF)
Descriptors: Copyrights, Futures (of Society), Higher Education, Information Policy, Library Collection Development, Library Development, Research Libraries, Researchers, Scholarship, Technological Advancement
Council on Library and Information Resources, 1755 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Suite 500, Washington, DC 20036 ($15).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council on Library and Information Resources, Washington, DC.