Council on Library and Information Resources

CLIR 2005 Sponsors' Symposium

Transforming Libraries, Sixth Annual Sponsors’ Symposium

Transforming Libraries, Sixth Annual Sponsors’ Symposium

April 18, 2005

Several developments aimed at increasing the volume of digital content may have a profound effect on the future of academic libraries and the delivery of information to faculty and students. A recent, high-profile example is Google's partnership with major academic and research libraries to scan books from their collections. CLIR's 2005 symposium addressed the impact of this and related developments on the supply of and demand for digital scholarly information, and on the campus cyberinfrastructure needed to access and deliver these resources. Panelists included academic leaders, administrators, publishers, and researchers in library education.

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Speakers' Presentations

Speakers' notes and PowerPoint presentations for this meeting are available below in speaker alphabetical order. Not all presentations are available at this time.

  • José-Marie Griffiths, Dean, School of Library and Information Science, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and Principal Investigator, National Study on the Future of Librarians in the Workforce. [2.2 MB]
  • Stephen Rhind-Tutt, Chief Executive Officer, Alexander Street Press. [6.6 MB]
  • David Shulenburger, Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor, University of Kansas. [1 MB]
  • Susanne Woods, Provost and Professor of English, Wheaton College. [16 KB]