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ALCTS Midwinter Symposium Announcement ...




“Definitely Digital” Is the Opening Event in the ALCTS 50th Anniversary

Celebration



The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) is

pleased to announce "Definitely Digital: An Exploration of the Future of

Knowledge on the Occasion of the 50th Anniversary of ALCTS" as its 2007

Midwinter Symposium on Friday, January 19, 2007 in Seattle. "Definitely

Digital" is supported by the generous sponsorship of Amazon.com.



"Definitely Digital" examines significant changes in scholarly

communication, library services, collections and staffing created by the

digital environment. The symposium speakers will discuss scholarship in the

digital age, new communication models, the future of cooperative technical

services and enabling technologies, and the training and education of staff

working with digital collections. Statements, intentionally controversial,

and intended to evoke discussion from the panelists and stimulate audience

participation will be the subject of a blog in the near future. Check the

ALCTS website for details: www.ala.org/alcts



The keynote speaker Dr. James Hilton, vice president and chief information

officer, University of Virginia, will explore "Scholarship in the Digital

Age: Opportunities and Challenges."



Featured speakers include: Lorcan Dempsey, vice president and chief

strategist, OCLC on "Moving to the Network Level: Networks Change

Structures"; Meg Bellinger, associate university librarian for integrated

library systems and technical services, Yale University, on "Library

Collections and Technical Services in the Digital Age: Perspectives and

Predictions for the Profession at the Half-Century Mark"; and Greg

Tananbaum, author, consultant, and former president, Berkeley Electronic

Press, on "Scholarly Communication 2. Oh: New Models of Publishing and

Library Services."



Brian Schottlaender, University of California-San Diego, will lead a stellar

panel in a discussion of the challenge statements. Panelists include Tom

Clareson, program director for New Initiatives, PALINET; David Nuzzo, head

acquisitions, SUNY-Buffalo Library; Oliver Pesch, chief strategist of

electronic resources, EBSCO Information Services; and Robert Wolven,

director of library systems and bibliographic control, Columbia University

Library.



Registration for this all day symposium is handled through the ALA Midwinter

registration form. Link to

http://www.ala.org/ala/eventsandconferencesb/midwinter/2007/home.htm and

choose “Registration.”



ALCTS extends thanks to Amazon.com, which is generously

sponsoring “Definitely Digital."



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