55th Council of Voting Members Annual Meeting

Event Logistics

Friday, April 23, 2004
Don Dyer - ddyer@crl.edu
Friday, April 23

Business Meeting and Continental Breakfast Chair’s Report
President’s Report
Treasurer’s Report
Election of Officers


Program Session

Building Blocks of a National Print Preservation Network: A Strategic Forum

The Preserving America's Print Resources (PAPR) Conference emphasized the urgency of libraries acting together to strategically preserve the nation’s print heritage materials. This is particularly challenging to libraries confronting exorbitant and rising costs of maintaining electronic resources.

At this year’s annual meeting of the Council of Voting Members, speakers will report on progress on four major collection fronts since the PAPR Conference. Speakers will invite comments and ideas from the Voting Members Council. (For the action agenda, please see the PAPR draft report.)

The forum will focus on:

  • Monographs
    Nancy Davenport, Director of Acquisitions, Library of Congress, will speak about the issues that the Library is confronting in developing its archiving strategy for print monographs. She will invite feedback from Center members on these issues.
  • Federal Documents
    Judy Russell, Superintendent of Documents with the Government Printing Office, will present a status report and welcome ideas and comments on the GPO’s strategy to optimize archiving of printed and other tangible legacy government publications in its system of depositories.
  • Newspapers
    Bernard Reilly, President of the Center for Research Libraries, will discuss how the Center and its partners propose to work in concert to ensure access to and survival of important news content.
  • Journals
    Melissa Trevvett, Vice President for Programs and Services, Center for Research Libraries, will present an update on emerging print archiving programs throughout North America.

Lunch and Informal Discussions



The Impact of CRL

Stories illustrating CRL’s impact on research, teaching, collection building and preservation.

CRL and Linda Hall Library partnership brings history of science to researchers' fingertips

Ben Gibson, Digital Initiatives Manager at the Linda Hall Library, discusses the fruits of the library's digitization projects with CRL.

Vanderbilt University digitizes Afro-Colombian oral histories with LARRP grant

The pilot project digitized tapes of interviews conducted by anthropologist, novelist, folklorist, and physician Manuel Zapata Olivella, often dubbed the “dean of Black Hispanic writers.”