ERIC Number: ED495775
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-May-9
Mass Digitization: Implications for Information Policy: Report from "Scholarship and Libraries in Transition: A Dialogue about the Impacts of Mass Digitization Projects" Symposium (Ann Arbor, Michigan, March 10-11, 2006)
US National Commission on Libraries and Information Science
The U.S. National Commission on Libraries and Information Science (NCLIS) sponsored the symposium "Scholarship and Libraries in Transition: A Dialogue about the Impacts of Mass Digitization Projects" in March 2006 at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. The symposium was organized with a keynote and several other individual presentations, as well as five panels, each focusing on particular stakeholders or targets in digitization: libraries; research, teaching and learning; publishing; economics; and public policy. The individual speakers and panelists are listed at the end of this report. This report identifies nine major issues that arose from that symposium and summarizes key points under each: copyright, quality, the role of libraries, ownership and preservation, standardization and interoperability, the role of publishers and booksellers, business models, information literacy, and assessment. Under each of the nine areas, this report synthesizes the relevant comments made by the speakers at the symposium. The report concludes that the challenges ahead are many and finding workable solutions will be like fitting together puzzle pieces. The solutions will involve education and awareness, policies, responsibility, standards, quality, cooperation, rights, sustainability, technology, and assessment.
Descriptors: Library Role, Libraries, Information Literacy, Information Policy, Electronic Libraries, Library Materials, Media Adaptation, Publishing Industry, Copyrights, Access to Information, Evaluation
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Commission on Libraries and Information Science, Washington, DC.