ERIC Number: ED430582
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Redefining Higher Education. Proceedings of the Meeting of the Association of Research Libraries (129th, Washington, DC, October 16-18, 1996).
Barrett, Jaia, Ed.; Wetzel, Karen A., Ed.
The 129th meeting of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) focused on anticipating the future of higher education in North America and identifying responses from research libraries that will contribute to emerging agendas for change. An opening session (convened by Nancy Cline, ARL Presiding President) began the meeting. The first session, "Understanding the Changing Landscape of Higher Education," included the following papers: "The Medieval Future of Intellectual Culture: Scholars and Librarians in the Age of the Electron (Stanley Chodorow, introduced by Paul Mosher) and "Changing Roles in Scholarly Communication" (Sally Brown, introduced by Carole Moore). The second session, "Identifying Strategic Choices and Trade-offs," included an introduction by Paul Kobulnicky and the following papers: "The Future of Public Universities" (Peter Magrath); "Lessons from the Pew Campus Roundtables" (Gregory R. Wegner); and "The Partnership Between Scholars and Librarians" (Phyllis Franklin). The luncheon session, "Exploring Issues of the Network Service Provider," was introduced by Fred Heath and included the following papers: "The Internet and Federal Information Policies: A Steep Learning Curve" (Jill Lesser); "Development of Enterprise-Wide Information Policies" (Frances Groen); and "Exploring Issues of the Network Service Provider" (Fred Heath). The third session, "Comparing Notes Across the Institution: Comments and Discussion with Chief Academic Officers" was introduced by Douglas Bennett and included these papers: "Four Actions Required for the Public to Reinvest in Research Universities" (Martha Gilliland, introduced by Carla Stoffle); "Legos and New Models: Transforming, Refocusing, and Reallocating" (Mark Emmert, introduced by Paul Kobulnicky); "Technology and the Future of Instruction and Libraries" (William F. Prokasy, introduced by William G. Potter); and "Restructuring the Educational Process" (Ettore F. Infante, introduced by Thomas W. Shaughnessy). Appendices include reports on the ARL business meeting; the Early Bird Session (Kevin Guthrie, introduced by Elaine Sloan); key elements of the AAU/ARL Global Resources Program; ARL strategic plan on government information in electronic format; a proposal for discussion at the ARL business meeting; ARL activities from May-September 1996; and an ARL attendance list. (AEF)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Educational Change, Futures (of Society), Higher Education, Information Policy, Information Technology, Library Associations, Library Development, Research Libraries, Technological Advancement, Universities
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
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Authoring Institution: Association of Research Libraries, Washington, DC.