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Digital Reality conference, June 1998, Massachusetts Ann W. Devenish 01 Apr 1998 02:45 UTC


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     June 1-2, 1998
     Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel, Marlborough, MA

WHO      The staff of Resource Sharing, Technical Services &
                Cataloging, Acquisitions & Collection Development,
                Reference & Access Services, and Preservation are
                cordially invited to attend this two-day conference.

WHAT    A collaboration of the NELINET Advisory Committees, the
                Annual NELINET ILL Spring Meeting, and the Annual
                NELINET Reference Technology Conference.

WHY     Bringing an electronic journal or reference tool into the
                library means more than making "room" for it on the
                shelves.  Every aspect of the library is impacted by
                its acquisition.

        * Who makes the acquisition decision?
        * Who negotiates the contract?
        * Is the technology in place for local and/or remote access?
        * Whose departmental budget funds it?
        * Does the library staff have the skills to use this tool and to
           instruct users?
        * How is it stored and preserved for future users of the
        * Is there access from the library catalog?
        * Is the electronic journal union listed?
        * What are the copyright implications for interlibrary loan and
           the electronic reserve room?
        * Can the traditional structure of the library function in the
           electronic era?
        * How do the acquirers, negotiators, catalogers, and
           ILL staff communicate?
        * Who makes the decisions, answers the questions, lives with the

        Join us in discussing these issues!  Come find answers!

        Ann Okerson, Yale University
        Stephen Wood, Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library
        Michael Kaplan, Indiana University
        Paul Conway, Yale University
        John Powers, Powers & Co.
        Mary Ann List & Francesca Denton, Amherst Town Library
        Hannah Stevens, Boston Library Consortium
        Anne Nolan, Brown University
        Linda Kresge, Bowdoin College
        Mary Elizabeth Clack & Laura Farwell, Harvard University
        Bob Ciavola, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
        Carl Jones, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
        Bill Ross, University of New Hampshire
        Myrtle Myers, OCLC

Program details, directions, local accomodations, and
registration information are available at or by calling 800-NELINET.

Ann W. Devenish (
Two Newton Executive Park
Newton, MA  02162
phone: 1-800-635-4638 x 304 (New England only)
       1-617-969-0400 x 304
fax:   1-617-332-9634