Save the date: Institutional Repository Symposium 1/22/09 Cindy Hepfer 22 Sep 2008 18:10 UTC

SAVE THE DATE - THURSDAY, JANUARY 22, 2009 - Denver, Colorado

"Implementing an Institutional Repository: Benefits and Challenges"
A MidWinter symposium presented by the Association for Library Collections
& Technical Services (ALCTS)

Has your institution begun to develop, or is it considering developing, an
institutional repository? If so, will there be a role for the library?
Whether you answered 'yes' or 'no' to this question, please join us to
consider the challenges, pitfalls and promises of establishing and
supporting an institutional repository.  An outstanding panel of presenters
will discuss the legal and access issues as well as various IR platforms
and models that will provide attendees with the means to make informed
decisions regarding the introduction of an institutional repository.


Greg Tananbaum,
Consulting Services at the Intersection of Technology, Content & Academia
Opening and Closing presentations

Georgia Harper
Scholarly Communications Advisor
University of Texas at Austin Libraries

Leah Vanderjagt
Digital Repository Services Librarian
University of Alberta Libraries

Marilyn Billings
Scholarly Communication & Special Initiatives Librarian
University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Jessica Branco Colati
Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries
Project Director, Alliance Digital Repository

Bob Gerrity
Director of Library Systems
Boston College Libraries

Robert Tansley
Google, Inc.

Advance registration opens on October 1 through the ALA conference website.

Division/RT member: $199.00; ALA member $249; Non-Member $299;
Student/retired member $99

Division/RT member: $249; ALA member $299; Non-Member $349; Student/retired
member $99

SPECIAL DISCOUNTED RATE FOR BOTH SYMPOSIA [information regarding the other
symposium follows below]:
Division/RT member $339; ALA member $419; Non-Member $499; Student/retired
member $198

ALCTS thanks bepress for their generous support of this event.

On Friday, January 23 ALCTS will offer "Breaking Down the Silos: Planning
for Discovery in Library 2.0" a MidWinter symposium designed to help
libraries evaluate options among a new generation of library catalogs,
federated search engines and link resolvers.  Bob Wolven, Associate
University Librarian for Bibliographic Services and Collection Development
at Columbia University, will deliver the keynote address.  Speakers include
Roy Tennant (OCLC), Marshall Breeding (Vanderbilt University), Jill Grog
(University of Alabama) and Rob McGee (RMG Consultants).  Panel
presentations by Don Barlow (Westerville Public Library), John Meador (SUNY
Binghamton), David Lee King (Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library), and
Jennifer Bowen (University of Rochester) round out the program.

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Cindy Hepfer
Head, Electronic Periodicals Management Dept.
Central Technical Services
University at Buffalo (SUNY)
134 Lockwood Library
Buffalo, NY 14260-2210
Tel 716-645-2784/2786 Fax: 716-645-5955