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ERIC Number: ED478308
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 106
Abstractor: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1075-0886
Confronting the Challenges of the Digital Era. Proceedings of the Membership Meeting of the Association of Research Libraries (133rd, Washington, DC, October 14-16, 1998).
Bhalla, Nicole, Ed.; Barrett, Jaia, Ed.; Wetzel, Karen A., Ed.
The 133rd meeting of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) focused on strategies for confronting critical challenges associated with the digital era and for fostering understanding from university leaders and supporters regarding the resources needed to perform successfully in this print plus digital environment. Program Session I, "Fundraising for the Digital Library," was introduced by ARL President James G. Neal. The Chief Executive's perspective on university fundraising was commented on by C. D. Mote, Jr., President of the University of Maryland, College Park. Dwight Burlingame, Associate Executive Director, Indiana University Center on Philanthropy, followed with remarks on successful strategies for raising funds to support infrastructure and collections of electronic resources. Elaine Sloan introduced the second session "The Impact of Journal Mergers: A Preliminary Report". "The Impact of Publisher Mergers on Journal Prices: A Preliminary Report" by Mark J. McCabe, formerly an economist with the Department of Justice, reported the preliminary findings of his ongoing study on the competitive impact of publishing mergers on the market for academic journals. The Federal Relations luncheon program "The Digital Millennium: What Does It All Mean?", sponsored by the Information Policies Committee, was a presentation by Arnold P. Lutzker, Lutzker and Lutzker LLP, on recent copyright legislation and current intellectual property issues. Session three "Staffing for the Digital Era" was introduced by Paul Kobulnicky, Chair, ARL Research Library Leadership and Management Committee, followed by Challenges in Recruiting for a Chief Information Officer by Jerry H. Baker, Partner, Baker, Parker, and Associates; "Recruiting and Retaining Staff with Technology Skills" by Mary G. Opperman, Vice President for Human Resources, Cornell University; and "Recruiting for Diversity in Research Libraries" by Jorge R. Schement, Professor of Communications and Information Policy, Pennsylvania State University. The program concluded with "Transforming Scholarly Communication" provosts' panel of experts addressed how to attract and retain staff who have the technical skills needed in the digital environment. Introduction by James G. Neal, ARL President; "Moving with Dispatch to Resolve the Scholarly Communication Crisis: From Here to NEAR" by David Shulenburger, Provost, University of Kansas; and "Achieving Maximal Value from Digital Technologies in Scholarly Communication" by Charles E. Phelps, Provost, University of Rochester. Appendixes include minutes of the Association Business Meeting; the Report on Association Activities, March 1998-September 1998; and an attendance list. (AEF)
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: Association of Research Libraries, Washington, DC.