May 28

May 29
May 30
9:00-10:30     10c
Establishing Accessibility Guidelines for Digital Libraries


Hybrid Libraries
2:00-3:30 3b

For the complete conference schedule, please see the conference program.

Session 2b Intellectual Property [Cancelled]
Wednesday 11:00-12:30

Session 3b Sustainability
Wednesday 2:00-3:30
Moderator: Dave McArthur. University of North Carolina, Wilmington
Panelists: Gerry Hanley, California State University
Flora McMartin, California State University
Reagan Moore, San Diego Supercomputer Center
Frank Wattenberg, United States Military Academy, West Point
Kate Wittenberg, Columbia University

Session 7b Hybrid Libraries--Bringing the Physical and Digital Together
Thursday 11:00-12:30
Moderator: Leslie Johnston, University of Virginia

Stephen Abrams
, Digital Library Program Manager, Harvard University Libraries
Kristine Brancolini, Director, Digital Library Program, Indiana University Libraries
Rue Ramirez, Assistant Head Librarian, Digital Library Services Division, University of Texas

The distinction between the digital library and the physical or traditional library is a divisive construction, as both are facets of tomorrow's research library the "Hybrid Library." This is the broadest sense of the use of that term--not just referring to federated searching as is often the case, but to the hybridization of services and library culture as we develop new technologies. Some libraries are focusing on digital collection development and some are focusing on collection discovery. No library can continue to support the model where only a handful of individuals are involved in digital endeavors and the remainder often feel either excluded or unable to participate. The Hybrid Library also cannot be developed by abandoning traditional library practices and values or by placing undue emphasis on individual digital initiatives. Success depends as much upon thoughtful integration of traditional and digital service priorities as it does upon developing scaleable repository structures, production centers, and search technologies. To do this, the organization and culture of libraries will shift as we redefine core activities, service models, and staff roles alongside new technological infrastructures.

This panel discussion will focus on two aspects of the development of the Hybrid Library:

1. The technological infrastructure and user services that we need to develop that provide integrated access to physical and digital collections, whether local or licensed; and

2. The cultural change that is necessary for a library to work with both physical and digital collections in local collection building, cataloging, collection access, and reference.

Session 10c Establishing Accessibility Guidelines for Digital Libraries
Friday 9:00-10:30
Moderator: Marcia Mardis, Michigan Teacher Network, Eastern Michigan University
Panelists: Casey Jones, UCAR
Madeleine Rothberg, WGBH
Lynne Davis, DLESE
Kimberly S. Roempler, Eisenhower National Clearinghouse
Deborah Knox, CITIDEL

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