Midwinter Meeting 2014

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ALCTS/bepress Digital Commons Midwinter Symposium

Here There Be Dragons: Public Access to Federally Funded Research

Friday, January. 24, 2014, 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m.
Philadelphia Convention Center, Room 204 C

In February 2013, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy issued a memorandum directing Federal agencies to expand public access to the results of taxpayer-funded research. Several means of addressing this mandate, including SHARE (offered by the ARL, AAU, and APLU) and CHORUS (offered by the AAP), have been proposed. This symposium will explore the complex issues surrounding the collection, organization, delivery, and preservation of federally funded research.


  • Richard Huffine, Senior Director, U.S. Federal Government Market, ProQuest
  • P. Scott Lapinski, Digital Resources Librarian, Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
  • Howard Ratner, Director of Development, CHOR Inc.
  • Olivia M. A. Madison, Professor and Dean of the Library, Iowa State University
  • Tyler Walters, Dean of University Libraries, Virginia Tech
  • Harrison Inefuku, Digital Repository Coordinator, Iowa State University
  • Rebecca Kennison, Director, Center for Digital Research and Scholarship, Columbia University
  • Maureen P. Walsh,  Associate Professor, Institutional Repository Services Librarian, The Ohio State University Libraries Digital Content Services
  • Emily McElroy, (Moderator), Director, McGoogan Library of Medicine, University of Nebraska Medical Center
  • Carol Godschall Hixson, (Moderator), Dean of Library at University of South Florida St. Petersburg
  • Mary Case (Moderator), University Librarian, University of Illinois-Chicago 

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This symposium is co-presented by ALCTS and bepress Digital Commons.

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Biennial Educators Meeting

Topic: What Skills are Needed for the Next Generation Cataloger/Metadata Professional?

Friday, January 24, 2014, 1–4 p.m.
Philadelphia Marriott, Liberty C

Moderator: Erin Stalberg, Director of Discovery and Access Library, Information, and Technology Services, Mount Holyoke College 


This event is co-sponsored by the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE)

International Relations Forum

Topic: Fair Use and DRM in Libraries: Beyond The United States

Fair Use and Digital Rights Management (DRM) seem to push in opposite intellectual-property directions. Fair Use (also known as Flexible Limitations and Exceptions) exists to various extents in many countries, allowing reuse of copyrighted material without permission in situations that have not been specifically anticipated in statutory law. Digital Rights Management and anti-circumvention laws are often perceived as undermining a range of user rights in copyright, such as first sale rights of purchasers, including libraries. What do Fair Use and DRM look like on the international scene? Join the ALCTS International Relations Committee for a discussion with experts.


  • Janice T. Pilch, Copyright and Licensing Librarian, Rutgers University Libraries: "The Proposed WIPO Treaty on Copyright Limitations and Exceptions for Libraries and Archives"’
  • Peter Jaszi, Professor of Law, Faculty Director of the Glushko-Samuelson Intellectual Property Clinic, American University, Washington College of Law Library: “The Past, Present, and Future of Flexible Copyright L&E's”
  • Michele Casalini, Managing Director, Casalini Libri s.p.a.