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




Friday | Saturday

Friday, March 10, 2006

7:15-8:15 am: Transportation provided for registered guests of conference hotels (Holiday Inn, Microtel, Hawthorne Suites) to Rackham Auditorium. Sign up sheets available at the hotels.

7:30-8:30 am: Registration
Coffee & light refreshments will be available

8:30-8:40 am: Welcome

Beth Fitzsimmons, Chairperson, NCLIS
Brenda Johnson & John Wilkin, Associate University Librarians, University of Michigan

8:40-9:10 am: Opening Remarks

Mary Sue Coleman, President, University of Michigan

9:10-10:00 am: Keynote Speaker

Tim O'Reilly, Founder & CEO, O'Reilly Media

10:00-10:30 am: Break

10:30-Noon: Panel Session: Libraries

Josie Parker (moderator), Director, Ann Arbor District Library
Barbara Allen, Director, Committee on Institutional Cooperation
Michael Keller, University Librarian, Stanford University
Karin Wittenborg, University Librarian, University of Virginia

Libraries have long played a pivotal role in connecting users with the ideas and voices of scholars throughout time. Mass digitization projects offer the opportunity to advance the Library's mission as part of a great public university by benefiting both our direct user population and the broader user community. Broad access to full text content promotes not only access, but transforms the process of knowledge creation. At the same time, the library's role as place, as a gathering space for collaborative work, as a center of the campus and a connection for users with the scholarship and learning they are seeking from the university, remains stronger than ever. Panelists will discuss the library's role in this new environment, including topics such as collection development, processing, cataloging, space, and more.

Noon-1:30 pm: Lunch at the League Ballroom on 2nd floor (for
pre-purchased lunches)

1:30-3:00 pm: Panel Session: Research, Teaching & Learning

John King (moderator), Dean School of Information, University of Michigan
Jean-Claude Guédon, Professor, University of Montreal
Ed Tenner, Professor & Author, Princeton University
Ann Wolpert, Director of the Libraries, MIT

People from all walks of life have embraced Google as an indispensable tool for managing their personal lives. This has led to the development of new patterns of intellectual interaction, and scholarly communication. The question remains, however, as to whether Google has approached the degree of ubiquity as a scholarly research tool that it has as a tool for general discovery and organization. This panel will address the role of such initiatives as the Google partnership in supporting scholarly communication, including its potential for becoming the primary discovery tool for past and present research.

3:00-3:30 pm: Break

3:30-5:00 pm: Panel Session: Publishing

Mark Sandler (moderator), Collection Development Officer, University of Michigan
L. Suzanne BeDell, Vice President, ProQuest Information and Learning
Daniel Greenstein, University Librarian and Executive Director, California Digital Library
Alicia Wise, Chief Executive, Publishers Licensing Society

The future of publishing in an era of mass digitization, electronic publishing, and open access raises issues for copyright, scholarly communication, sustainable economic models, role of libraries, and the role of commercial and university press publishers.This panel will explore these issues, highlight common goals, and share their vision of the future.

5:00-5:30 pm: Adam Smith, Google

5:30-6:30 pm: Reception

6:15-7:15 pm: Transportation provided for registered guests of conference hotels (Holiday Inn, Microtel, Hawthorne Suites) to hotels.

Saturday March 11

7:15-8:15 am: Transportation provided for registered guests of conference hotels (Holiday Inn, Microtel, Hawthorne Suites) to Rackham Auditorium. Sign up sheets available at the hotels. [There will be luggage storage available at the Auditorium]

8:00-8:30 am: Gathering
Coffee & light refreshments will be available

8:30-10:00 am: Panel Session: Economics

Ronald Milne (moderator), Acting Director of University Library Services & Bodley’s Librarian, Oxford
Paul Courant, Professor, University of Michigan
Karl Pohrt, Owner, Shaman Drum Bookshop
Hal Varian, Professor, University of California, Berkeley

There are many approaches to thinking about the economic impact of digitization initiatives such as the Google partnership with the University of Michigan. For example, there will be impact on the local economy, as Google hires staff and develops a presence in the area. Due to the high profile of this partnership, the State will be seen as more of a center of technological development and innovation, and will attract businesses in the technology sector. State government may change its approach to funding libraries and universities as a result of the mass digitization. Finally, the digitization itself will have a broad impact on national and even international economy, as this content becomes available. This partnership will spark changes in scholarly communications, publishing, and education, as discussed in other panels, and all of these issues will have economic aspects.

10:00-10:15 am: Break

10:15-11:45 am: Panel Session: Public Policy

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.

11:45 am-12:30 pm: Closing Remarks: Clifford Lynch

12:45 pm-1:30 pm: Transportation provided for registered guests of conference hotels (Holiday Inn, Microtel, Hawthorne Suites) to hotels.

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