2000 STS Conference Program
The Association of College and Research Libraries
Science and Technology Section and the
ALCTS CMDS Collection Development and Electronic Media Committee present:
Communication and Information Models for the New Millennium:
Scientists and Librarians Face the Future
Monday, July 10, 2000
8:30 - 10:45 AM
Marriot Downtown - Chicago Ballroom D
Librarians and a physicist/educator will present current projects that illustrate the emerging scholarly communication and information structures. Speakers will speculate on shifts in scholarly communication patterns, and the roles librarians can and should be taking to develop, organize and integrate scholarly information to reach students, educators and researchers of the future. The STS reception and a poster session featuring innovative sci/tech library projects will follow the program.
8:30 - 8:45 Pat Kreitz, Moderator and STS Chair - Welcome and introduction to program and speakers
8:45 - 9:10 Photochemistry and Photobiology Online: One Library's Adventure in Electronic Publishing - Robert A. Pisciotta, Associate Director, Library Operations, Dykes Library, University of Kansas Medical Center
9:10 - 9:35 SPARC: Partnering for a New Scholarly Communication System - Julia Blixrud, Asst. Director, Public Programs for SPARC
9:35 - 10:00 From Quarks to Extra Dimensions: Empowering Research and Education - R. Michael Barnett, Head, Particle Data Group, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
10:00 - 10:25 The Future of Scholarly Communication and the Role of Libraries - Roy Tennant, eScholarship Web & Services Design, California Digital Library
10:25 - 10:45 Audience Questions
10:45 - 12:30 Poster Sessions and STS reception - Chicago Ballroom E
Speakers and their presentations
Robert A. Pisciotta, Associate Director, Library Operations,
Dykes Library, University of Kansas Medical Center
"Photochemistry and Photobiology Online: One Library's Adventure in Electronic Publishing"
Staff at the A.R. Dykes Library, University of Kansas Medical Center were involved in developing the online version of the print publication Photochemistry and Photobiology ( http://www.aspjournal.com/). The production details of this project will be presented in context with emerging scholarly communication mechanisms and new roles for librarians. Identification of new skill sets for librarians to prepare for changes in information systems will also be discussed.
"SPARC: Partnering for a New Scholarly Communication System"
- Through the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition ( SPARC), librarians have been helping to shape a new scholarly communication system -- one that is responsive to the needs of scholars and cost-effective for the library community. This proactive role for libraries is possible today because of the ability of SPARC to find publishing partners who share the values of making information accessible to those in the research and education community, the interest in these issues by those in higher education, and the availability of technology. In addition to the publishing partnerships, SPARC is engaged with ACRL and the ARL Office of Scholarly Communication in a "Create Change" campaign to help the creators and readers of scholarly information understand their role in the new system. This program session will describe the background and current activities of SPARC and discuss how librarians themselves can become active in changing to a new scholarly communication system.
"From Quarks to Extra Dimensions: Empowering Research and Education"
- As they search for quarks, dark matter, and extra space-time dimensions, particle physicists need innovative tools to empower their research and to support education. They are developing a new model for disseminating scientific information. The most relevant information and data will be integrated into a seamless website, becoming a gateway connecting scientists and students to everything from original data, to reviewed data, to research literature, to experimental descriptions. Searches of extraordinary power will be supported through extensive interlinking of resources. They hope this prototype will then provide a scalable model for how to organize the knowledge from scientific research in any field. An integrated, single-point access to these large, changing, multi-dimensional resources would be of immense value to researchers and students and could form a core of information on a field that could enable new understandings to emerge.
"The Future of Scholarly Communication and the Role of Libraries"
- A ubiquitous world-wide computer network provides unprecedented opportunity for new methods of scholarly communication. Although we are still in the very early stages of transformation, scholars are already using available technologies to develop new ways of working and sharing their results. Some of these new methods will be noted and discussed, and new roles for libraries and librarians will be highlighted.
After the speakers finish, be sure to join us for our reception and poster session!
STS Year 2000 Program Planning Committee
Jill Newby, Chair
Last updated: June 2, 2000