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ALCTS Scholarly Communications Discussion Group Atlanta 2002 Annu al Meeting Announcement Sitko, Michelle 06 Jun 2002 16:38 UTC

engaging program and discussion on these timely topics!

TOPIC:    "Managing E-Scholarship and Solutions to Long-Term Digital
Archiving Conundrums"

DATE:      Monday, June 17, 2002
TIME:       9:30-11 a.m.
PLACE:    Atlanta Hilton, Adams Room

Digital preservation, e-archiving, or whatever name one wishes to assign to
the monumental task that lies before the scholarly community, is of imminent
importance to libraries, publishers, and scholars alike and must be a
priority if we hope to ensure permanent access to scholarly literature. This
program will offer participants an opportunity to learn about solid steps
that have and will be taken that address a variety of pressing digital
archiving and scholarly publishing issues.  How can the present architecture
accommodate future change and ensure long-term access to digital content?
There are efforts underway on several fronts. JSTOR, the scholarly journal
archive, is an example of successful early efforts in this arena. The
Library of Congress has been appropriated significant funding by Congress to
study and lead a national planning effort for the long-term preservation of
the digital medium in collaboration with representatives of other federal,
research, library, and business organizations. The Mellon Foundation
recently sponsored a series of projects about digital preservation and there
are random acts of progress taking place in the UK, and Europe. Panelists
will share their individual study findings, lessons learned from first hand
experiences in helping to promote comprehensiveness and stability within a
technologically intensive infrastructure, and how they will be applied to
the challenges that lie ahead.  Discussion will also include the latest
findings of the University of California's California Digital Library's
(CDL) E-Book Task Force that will update the audience on their evaluation of
issues that pertain to: standards, digital rights management, business
models, access, and ideal features that will help make e-books viable over
the long term and tremendously aid in increasing scholarly interaction as
well as in providing high level services and collections to users.


Lucia Snowhill,  Reference Services, Davidson Library, University of
California -Santa Barbara.

Dr. Amy Friedlander,  Special Projects Associate, Council on Library and
Information Resources (CLIR), on assignment to the National Digital
Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program at the Library of
Congress; Founding Editor of: D-Lib Magazine, a monthly journal about
innovation and research in digital libraries (
<> ), originally funded by the Defense Advanced Projects
Research Agency (DARPA) and currently funded by the National Science
Foundation (NSF); and of iMP: The Magazine on Information Impacts ( <> ) published in the public
interest by the Center for Information Strategy and Policy (CISP) of Science
Applications International Corporation (SAIC), and employee owned company.

Bruce Heterick,  Director for Library Relations at JSTOR ( <> )

*Opportunity for audience participation and reactions will be provided
during the Q & A period at the end of the program.

Co-Chairs ALCTS Scholarly Communications Discussion Group:

Michelle Sitko
Coordinator of Collection Management Services/Serials
Marywood University Library
2300 Adams Ave.
Scranton, PA  18509-1598  U.S.A.
Phone: (570) 340-6034
Email: <>

Anne E. McKee
Program Officer for Resource Sharing, Greater Western Library Alliance
PMB 181
7942 West Bell Road, C-5
Glendale, AZ  85308
Phone: (623) 583-6411
Email: <>

Dr. Taemin K. Park, Former Co-Chair
Indiana University Libraries / IU SLIS Adjunct Faculty
Bloomington, IN  47405
Phone: (812) 855-0383
Email: <>