59th Council of Voting Members Annual Meeting

Event Logistics

Friday, April 18, 2008

Thursday, April 17


Reception and Cocktails

Reception and Cocktails with remarks by Benn Williams, Ph.D. candidate,
Department of History, University of Illinois at Chicago. Williams will speak
about his research using a range of sources from CRL and archives in France to
document politics and allegiances in French society during and shortly after
World War II. His study of the practice of “denunciation” in French society
during this period, La délation dans la région lyonnaise, 1940-1953 will be
forthcoming from Editions Payot & Rivages in Paris.

Friday, April 18


Business Meeting

Chair's Report
Secretary's Report
Review and Approval of the Fiscal Year 2009 Budget
Election of New Board Members
President's Report


Program Session

The CRL Forum: Due Diligence: What Library Directors Should Know When
Investing in Print and Electronic Repositories

Due Diligence I: Putting a Price on Digital Preservation

The one certainty of digital preservation is that its future costs are uncertain. The
CRL Forum will explore the economics of preserving journals and other
electronic scholarly resources, looking at the relative costs and benefits of
centralized repositories versus cooperative and local archiving solutions. The
Forum will draw upon CRL’s history as a shared collection of paper and
microforms, and its recent appraisals of Portico, LOCKSS and other electronic
repositories. Presentations will compare costs of various strategies for ensuring
the persistence of critical digital materials, and look at ways in which to evaluate
the potential benefits of those strategies.

Due Diligence II: Risk Bearing and Persistent Access to Digital Collections

Paul N. Courant, University Librarian and Dean of Libraries, Arthur F. Thurnau
Professor, Harold T. Shapiro Collegiate Professor of Public Policy, and Professor
of Economics, University of Michigan
Dr. Courant will discuss ways in which universities use digital technologies to
protect their investments in traditional and electronic collections.


Council Luncheon



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.”