Managing Digital Assets: Strategic Issues for Research Libraries

October 28, 2005
Washington, D.C.

This one-day forum, sponsored by ARL, CNI, CLIR, and DLF, took place Friday, October 28, 2005, at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC, from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

The forum explored the strategic implications of repositioning research libraries to manage digital assets for their institutions. Donald J. Waters, Program Officer, Scholarly Communication, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, opened the forum with a broad overview of issues and developments surrounding Digital Asset Management. Three program sessions followed to address and engage the audience in discussions of institutional policies, emerging federal policies for asset management, and the state of tools available to take on these roles. The focus of this forum was on strategic issues of concern to senior decision makers in research institutions, including provosts and vice presidents for research and academic affairs, directors of research libraries and senior library managers, and CIOs and other senior information technology managers.

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