link to University Library sitelink to nclis siteScholarship and Libraries in Transition:
A Dialogue about the Impacts of Mass Digitization Projects



Webcast: Panel Session - Public Policy

Saturday, March 11, 2006

Nancy Davenport (moderator), President, Council on Library and Information Resources
James Hilton, Associate Provost for Academic, Information and Instructional Technology Affairs and Interim University Librarian, University of Michigan
Bruce James, Chief Executive Officer, U.S. Government Printing Office
Brian Kahin, Senior Fellow, Computer & Communications Industry Association & Adjunct Professor, University of Michigan

The mass digitization of libraries raises significant issues that will ultimately have impact on public policy. Copyright questions, open access, and the digital divide are just a few of the issues that come to the forefront. The role of the government in a partnership between a private and public institution will also be a point of much debate. We are at the threshold of an era unlike any other. Decisions we make now will lay the foundation for how future generations will be able to access and use online content. We must take the time to make these decisions with the greatest of thought and care. This panel offers us an opportunity to begin this discussion.

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