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DLF Spring 2000 Forum on Digital Library Organization: Agenda

Hosted at Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia
March 31 - April 2, 2000

Friday, March 31, 2000

12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Registration

1:00 - 1:30 p.m. Welcome and opening remarks

Rebecca A. Graham, Research Associate,

Digital Library Federation
Joan Gotwals, Vice Provost & Director of Libraries,
Emory University
Betsey Patterson, Virtual Library Project,
Emory University

1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Keynote

California Digital Library
"Organizing to Build a Digital Library Collaboratively"

Richard Lucier, University Librarian and

Interim Associate Provost for Academic Initiatives
John L. Ober, Director, Education and Applied Research
Phyllis S. Mirsky, Deputy University Librarian, University of
California, San Diego and Member, CDL Executive Planning Group

2:30 - 2:45 p.m. Break

Laying the groundwork

2:45 - 3:45 p.m. Session I

University of Virginia
"Building the Library of Tomorrow"

Martha Blodgett, Associate University Librarian for

Information Technology

Stanford University

Assunta Pisani, Associate University Librarian

for Library Collections and Services
Paul Zarins, Head of Social Sciences Data Service
and Bibliographer for Economics

2:45 - 3:45 p.m. Break

4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Session 2

North Carolina State University
"Advocating for Digital Services in Higher Education"

Carolyn Argentati, Associate Director for Public Services
Caroline Beebe, Head, Digital Library Initiatives

Indiana University
"The Indiana University Digital Library"

Kristine Brancolini, Acting Director, Digital Library Program

5:00 - 5:30 p.m. Open discussion

6:00 p.m. Reception

Dinner on your own

Saturday, April 1, 2000

8:30 - 10:00 a.m. Session 1

Cornell University
"Mainstreaming Digital Services"

Tom Hickerson, Associate University Librarian for

Information Technology and Special Collections

General principles in moving from project to program will be discussed in the context of defining those services that are appropriate to the new library environment where access to content and services is networked.

University of Michigan

Christie Stephenson, Assistant Head, Digital Library

Production Service

Addressing issues of organizational structure and how to make the structure work, the presentation will focus on the recent reorganization of Digital Library Production Services [DLPS] into digitization, information retrieval, and architecture groups, the relationship between DLPS and Digital Library Program Development [DLPD], and relationships with selectors, preservation, cataloging, library systems office and others.

10:00 - 10:30 a.m. Break

10:30 am - 12:00 p.m. Session 2

Carnegie Mellon University

Denise Troll, Assistant University Librarian, Library

Information Technology,

This presentation will describe the advantages and disadvantages of collaborating on digital library projects, provide examples of successful and disappointing collaborations, and suggest ways to ensure that the benefits exceed the costs.

University of Texas at Austin

Mark McFarland, Head, Electronic Information Programs Division

This presentation will explain how UT Austin is organized to support digital library activities with some discussion of the study of the library's Web-space funded by an IMLS grant.

12:00 - 1:30 p.m. Lunch

1:30 - 3:00 p.m. Session 3

University of Pennsylvania
"Improving the Quality, Accessibility, and Maintainability of a Digital Library Collection in a Distributed Setting"

Delphine Khanna, Digital Projects Librarian

At the University of Pennsylvania, digital resources are created by multiple units in the library with each unit working autonomously on its own projects. The presentation will describe how a team of three digital library specialists is working toward improving the overall quality, accessibility, and maintainability of the content produced. There will be a discussion of the specific challenges that such a distributed setting entails and the strategies that are being developed to meet those challenges.

Yale University
"Apples and Oranges and Multi-tasking: Assessing E-Collections in an Evolving Library"

Kim Parker, Electronic Publishing & Collections Specialist,

This presentation will address E-resource usage statistics, anecdotal evidence and patron commentaries about digital materials' usefulness, patron requests for new/more e-materials and interpreting the demand, building a comfort level with e-resource issues among library staff, and seeking creative solutions to information management demands caused by atypical resources. (And they're all atypical at this point!)

3:00 - 3:30 p.m. Break

3:30 - 4:15 p.m. Session 4

Yale University

Fred Martz, Director, Library Systems Office

Discussion will address organizational structures, making the transition from project to program, internal organizational structures, and external collaborations related to the Imaging America initiative.

Dinner on your own

Sunday, April 2, 2000

8:30 - 9:15 a.m.

Digital Library Federation
Dan Greenstein, Director
Informing DLF next steps

In order to help inform evolving activities within DLF, the DLF Director and the Forum Organizing Committee will identify three topics for future focus that became evident as a result of discussion over the course of the Forum. Activities related to these topics will be the focus of small group discussions and will be presented to the participants as a whole following the morning break.

9:15 - 9:30 a.m. Break

9:30 - 11:00 a.m. Small group discussions

11:00 am - 11:15 am Presentation of small group discussions

11:30 am - 12:00 p.m. Next steps and wrap-up

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