OCLC Research Library Partnership Vice President James Michalko to Present Keynote at 2011 University Library Symposium in Japan

The theme of the symposium is "The Future of Mass Digitization."

Sponsored by the Coordinating Committee of Japanese University Libraries with support of the Japan Library Association University Libraries Division, the symposium will take place 11 November at the Pacifico Yokohama Exhibit Hall in Yokohama, Japan.

The proportion of e-journals and e-books in library resources is increasing rapidly every year. Domestically digitization of collections is no longer a future dream. National Diet Library has begun massive digitization project. In Europe and in the USA, Google Books Projects are realizing a rapid mass digitization, and Shared Print projects are changing the landscape significantly.

What will happen in the world of university libraries where digitized materials are taken for granted? At the 2011 University Library Symposium, the current status and developments in progress in the United States will be discussed, followed by an assessment and discussion about issues related to the Japanese situation.

James Michalko will provide an overview of the U.S. situation and developments in the opening keynote. He will also serve as a panelist in the afternoon session that will cover varied perspectives on issues such as what will happen to print resources and what are the roles of library management.

The symposium will conclude with a forecast for the future. Additional information is available online.

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OCLC Research at the 2011 University Library Symposium

James Michalko

The 2011 University Library Symposium

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James Michalko
Vice President, OCLC Research Library Partnership
OCLC Research

Melissa Renspie
Senior Communications Officer
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