Collections and Collection Development

Is there a past in your future? journals, libraries, scholarly communities, and safe havens for content when everyone is getting digi with it 4/9/2010

April 9th, 2010
Princeton University
Speaker Bios

In the past, libraries purchased paper copies of scholarly journals and stored them. In the present, they purchase access to online copies and store nothing (relying instead on external networks and agencies to preserve access to some of this content). In the future, might access to your current scholarship disappear completely? How actively are you engaged within your discipline in understanding how your scholarship might be preserved for future generations of researchers? Ensuring future access to online scholarly journals now requires an unprecedented level of coordination, cooperation, and negotiation between scholars, libraries, and publishers.

We invite you to learn more about the issues of future access to online scholarship, the problems involved in e-resource preservation, and the processes, investment commitments and institutional strategies libraries and other stakeholders are developing to solve them. Review the video from a one-day forum of scholars, librarians and administrators from Princeton, Columbia and Penn to explore the challenges in creating realistic strategies for long-term preservation of e-journals, and learn more about current consortial endeavors to create trusted repositories, such as LOCKSS, Portico and HathiTrust, that might provide a viable future for today's e-resources.


10:00 - 10:05 Welcome
10:05 - 10:10 Introduction
  • - David Magier (Associate University Librarian for Collection Development, Princeton University Library) - Video
10:10 - 10:40 Keynote Presentation
10:40 - 11:55 - View from the Digital Archiving Community:
11:55 - 12:15 Q&A and discussion - Video
1:00 - 2:15 View from the Scholarly Community: Faculty Panel (~10 minutes each)
  • - Jeanne Altmann (Eugene Higgins Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University) - Video
  • - Ed Felten (Founding Director, Center for Information Technology Policy; Professor of Computer Science and Public Affairs, Princeton University) - Video
  • - Bernard Haykel (Professor of Near Eastern Studies, Princeton University) - Video
  • - Robert Kaster (Kennedy Foundation Professor of Latin Language and Literature; Professor of Classics, Princeton University; and Past President, American Philological Association) - Video
  • - Q&A and discussion - Video
2:30 - 3:00 View from the Library Community: Librarian Panel (~10 minutes each)
  • - Martha Brogan (Director of Collection Development and Management, University of Pennsylvania Library) - Video
  • - David Magier (Associate University Librarian for Collection Development, Princeton University Library) - Video
  • - Robert Wolven (Associate University Librarian for Bibliographic Services and Collection Development, Columbia University Libraries) - Video
3:00 - 4:00 Q&A and discussion - Video
4:00 Adjournment