The Preservation Function in Research Libraries, Webcast, September 15
Registration Now Open
Washington DC--The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is hosting a webcast
on "Preservation: Evolving Roles and Responsibilities of Research Libraries" on
September 15, 2009, from 1:00-2:00 PM EDT.
Grounded in the recently released report by Lars Meyer, "Safeguarding
Collections at the Dawn of the 21st Century: Describing Roles & Measuring
Contemporary Preservation Activities in ARL Libraries," the webcast will offer
a brief overview of Meyer's key findings about how research libraries are
working to ensure ongoing access to collections in all formats.
In addition, the webcast will showcase comments from two reactors to the
report: James Neal, Vice President for Information Services and University
Librarian, Columbia University Libraries, will offer his perspectives on
community level preservation challenges; and Deborah Jakubs, Rita DiGiallonardo
Holloway University Librarian and Vice Provost for Library Affairs, Duke
University Libraries, will discuss aligning preservation activities with
institutional and inter-institutional concerns. Participants will have the
opportunity to ask the panelists questions at the end of the session.
The webcast is intended for staff and administrators interested in the evolving
forms of preservation in research libraries. The presentation will be
appropriate for group viewing and institutions may want to organize
post-webcast discussions among interested staff.
The webcast is free, but advance registration is required. To register
individuals or groups, please visit
The full text of the original report, "Safeguarding Collections at the Dawn of
the 21st Century: Describing Roles & Measuring Contemporary Preservation
Activities in ARL Libraries" is freely available at
For more information, contact:
Association of Research Libraries