2007 Midwinter Meeting

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an ALCTS Symposium

Definitely Digital

An Exploration of the Future of Knowledge on the Occasion of the 50th Anniversary of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services

Friday, January 19, 2007

This symposium examines significant changes in scholarly communication, library services, collections, and staffing created by the digital environment. Topics include 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. A number of intentionally controversial statements available in advance are intended to evoke discussion from the panelists and stimulate audience participation.


  • Dr. James Hilton, Vice President and Chief Information Officer, University of Virginia
  • Lorcan Dempsey, Vice President and Chief Strategist, OCLC
  • Meg Bellinger, Associate University Librarian for Integrated Library Systems and Technical Services, Yale University Library
  • Greg Tananbaum, President, Berkeley Electronic Press

Panel Discussion:

  • 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
  • Robert Wolven, Director of Library Systems and Bibliographic Control, Columbia University Library
  • Moderator: Brian Schottlaender, University Librarian, University of California, San Diego

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