Council of Voting Members Meeting and Collections Forum
Location: Gleacher Center, Chicago, IL
Event Contact: Virginia Kerr - vkerr [at] crl [dot] edu
Thursday, April 24
10:00 a.m.–12:00 noon
Continental breakfast at 9:30 a.m.
During the CRL Business Meeting, the main annual CRL governance event, designated representatives of CRL libraries will discuss new and ongoing CRL initiatives, elect new Board members, and vote on the annual budget for the coming fiscal year.
No more than two representatives of each CRL member library may attend the business meeting.
THURSDAY AND FRIDAY, APRIL 24–25
Global Resources Collections Forum
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Ensuring the survival and integrity of government information has always been an essential function of research libraries. The digital revolution, however, has radically changed the ways in which government information is produced and distributed, upending longstanding library models for preservation and access. Today, new ways must be found to ensure that the information governments gather and provide to their constituents, and the records of the workings of governments, remain available to researchers for the long term.
CRL’s 2014 Global Resources Collections Forum will bring together representatives of NARA, government agencies, publishers, historians, and members of the research library community, to explore the new challenges and determine how research libraries, collectively and individually, can ensure long-term scholarly access to the born-digital records, data and publications of domestic and foreign governments.
The Forum title refers to the English political philosopher Thomas Hobbes’s 1651 treatise, Leviathan or The Matter, Forme and Power of a Common Wealth Ecclesiasticall and Civil. The treatise argued the need for “strong, undivided government” as a check on the disorder and brutality inherent in human society. Hobbes used in his title the biblical term for sea monster, referenced in the Old Testament and pictured on many maps from Hobbes’s era to signify uncharted territory.
This event is open to all interested directors, staff and faculty at CRL libraries. There is no registration fee, but advance registration is required (click orange “Register Now” button above).
Session 1: Libraries and the Records of Governments
Thursday, April 24, 1:00–5:00 p.m.
1:00–1:45 p.m. Welcome and Keynote: Information, Transparency and Open Government: A Public Policy Perspective
Speaker: Thomas S. Blanton, Executive Director of the National Security Archive at George Washington University
1:45–2:15 p.m. Electronic Records and Internal Communications–The Historian’s Perspective
Speaker: Matthew J. Connelly, Historian, Columbia University
2:30–4:00 p.m. Panel Discussion: Preserving the Electronic Records of Governments: Issues and Challenges
- Paul Wester, Jr., Chief Records Officer for the United States Government, NARA
- Michael Wash, Chief Information Officer, NARA
- TBD, Library and Archives Canada
4:00–4:30 p.m. Q&A
4:30 p.m. Session Summary and Wrap Up
Session 2: Libraries and the Information of Governments
Friday, April 25, 9:00 a.m.–12:00 noon
9:00–9:30 a.m. Keynote: Open Government and Big Data
Speaker: John S. Bracken, Director, Journalism and Media Innovation, Knight Foundation
9:30–10:00 a.m. Government Records and Information: Real Risks and Potential Losses
Speaker: James A. Jacobs, Consultant, CRL Certification Advisory Panel
10:15–10:45 a.m. The Digital Future of FDsys and the Federal Depository Library Program -- A Public Policy Analysis
Speaker: R. Eric Petersen, Specialist in American National Government, Congressional Research Service.
10:45–11:30 a.m. Panel Discussion: New Models of Access: The Role of Third Party Aggregators and Publishers
- Susan Bokern, VP, Information Solutions, ProQuest
- Robert Lee, Director of Online Publishing and Strategic Partnerships, East View Information Service
11:30 a.m.–12:00 noon Q&A and Session Summary
Session 3: New Models of Stewardship: An Agenda for CRL and North American Research Libraries
Friday, April 25, 1:00–3:00 p.m.
1:00–1:30 p.m. Government Records and Information: An Inventory of the Major Threats and Challenges
Speaker: Bernard Reilly, President, CRL
1:30–2:30 p.m. Panel Discussion: Prospective Roles and Actions for Libraries and CRL
- Mary Case, University Librarian, University of Illinois at Chicago
- Ingrid Parent, UNESCO, University of British Columbia and former Executive Director, Library and Archives Canada
- Brent Roe, Executive Director, Canadian Association of Research Libraries
2:30–3:00 p.m. Conclusions: a New Strategic Framework for Collective Action by North American Academic Libraries and New Multi-year Priorities for CRL
University of Chicago Gleacher Center
450 North Cityfront Plaza Drive
Reservations for the Hyatt Regency Chicago can be made online at https://aws.passkey.com/CenterResearchLibraries
Or call Central Reservations at 1-888-421-1442, referring to the Hyatt Regency Chicago and the “Center Research Libraries Room Block.” Reservations must be received on or before March 25, 2014, to receive the special CRL rate.
Members’ Cocktail Reception
Thursday, April 24, 6:00–7:30 p.m.
At the Newberry Library
Friday, April 25, 4:00–5:00 p.m.
An orientation and guided tour of the Center for Research Libraries near the University of Chicago campus in Hyde Park. Transportation will be provided.
- Research Access to Sources on Law and Government.
CRL webinar. October 2012.
- Access to Government Information.
CRL webinar. October 2013.
- From LexisNexis to WikiLeaks: the New Marketplace for Government Information.
Charleston Conference, November 2013.
- Leviathan: Libraries and Government Information in the Era of Big Data.
CRL Collections Forum April 24-25, 2014.