2010 Annual RLG Partnership Symposium

When the Books Leave the Building:
The Future of Research Libraries, Collections and Services

Links to slides, audio and other meeting outputs are included in the agenda below.

Hashtag #rlgpartners

Friday, 11 June 2010
Venue: Newberry Library

60 W. Walton Street
Chicago, IL 60610

As research library collections shift from print to electronic and from collections consisting of books and journals to other, more heterogeneous materials, it is imperative that libraries reconsider the nature of the enterprise, including technical services and research services. This symposium provided a variety of perspectives, highlighting changes in publication and consumer trends in electronic forms of knowledge consumption. We also looked at exemplar projects focusing on shifting existing service models from the old to the new.

Time Event
8:30 a.m. Coffee, Tea


David Spadafora, Newberry Library

Framing Statements from OCLC Research and the RLG Partnership (.mp3: 6.9MB/8 min.)
Jim Michalko, OCLC Research

  • View Jim's slides here (Links to external site.)

As our Readers Go Digital (.mp3: 29.2MB/32 min.)
Adrian Johns, University of Chicago

The Supplier and Consumer Picture (.mp3: 33.6MB/37 min.)
Michael Cairns, Information Media Partners

Discussion (.mp3: 5.71MB/6 min.)

10:45 Break

Change in Emphasis: Current Print Collections
Carol Mandel, New York University

Shared Print Environment (.mp3: 19.3MB/21 min.)
Constance Malpas, OCLC Research

Discussion (.mp3: 5.13MB/6 min.)

Change in Emphasis: Metadata (.mp3: 31.5MB/34 min.)
Bob Wolven, Columbia University

12:30 p.m. Lunch (on your own)

Change in Emphasis: Space, Budgets, Research Support (.mp3: 39.4MB/43 min.)
Richard E. Luce, Emory University


Closing Remarks
The Book is Dead: Long Live the Book! (.mp3: 24.5MB/27 min.)
Roy Tennant, OCLC Research

4:00 Art Institute Libraries Tour
Tour of the Art Institute of Chicago Libraries with Jack Brown, Director, Ryerson and Burnham Libraries.
TBD Friday Evening Music
At a Chicago jazz or blues club.

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View the 2010 Annual RLG Partnership Meeting agenda and outputs from Wednesday and Thursday, 9–10 June.