A Digital Public Library of America: Perspectives and Directions

Come One, Come All!
Not the Last Word, But the Best Word to Date:
A Digital Public Library of America:
Perspectives and Directions
Fourth Annual International Conference Sponsors:Columbia University Libraries & Harriman Institute,
(International Library Information and Analytic Center; Offices in Moscow & Washington D.C.) andThe U*N*A*B*A*S*H*E*DTM Librarian (also conference organizer)
Columbia University
School of International and Public Affairs
Kellogg Center, 15th Floor
420 West 118th Street
New York City
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
9:00am – 4:00pm

Early Bird Special (by September 15th: $90
METRO, LACUNY, NYLA Connecticut Library Association, NJLA, AAP, member: $100
Unaffiliated: $115
U*N*A*B*A*S*H*E*DTM Librarian Subscriber: $100
The top three people in the country to speak on the issues of:
· a national digital public library;
· the legal ramifications of the Google BookSearch Settlement—most especially copyright and the digital objectives of libraries; and
· the perspective of U.S. publishers

They are respective

Robert Darnton, Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor and Director of the Harvard University Library
Pamela Samuelson, Richard M. Sherman Distinguished Professor of Law and Information Management at the University of California, Berkeley, and
Tom Allen, President and Chief Executive Officer, Association of American Publishers
Also, Yakov Shrayberg, [???????? ???? ??????????], Director General of the Russian National Public Library for Science and Technology and ILIAC (co-sponsor organization) President, Moscow, Russia, will speak about digital libraries in Russia and their availability to the public.
Questions to be discussed:

Will the creation of a national digital public library be the downfall of library book collections—especially those in the public domain
What are the implications for library book collections and librarians if all of the published books from the greatest libraries are digitized?
Who should control the digital library(ies)?
How far are publishers willing to go to promote access to digital books—obstacles or partners?
What will be the future of academic print book collections if the goal of a national digital public library is achieved?
What is meant by “a national digital public library”?
Come to this conference where all of these questions will be answered, and more!
For detailed conference and registration information, go to:
http://unabashedlibrarian.com/ul-conferences/2011-conference (Conference information)
http://unabashedlibrarian.com/component/chronocontact/?chronoformname=conference_reg_11 (Registration Form) Special discounted registration for Early Birds!!!
For further information or questions, contact me:
[email protected]
Maurice J. Freedman, MLS, PhD
Publisher, The U*N*A*B*A*S*H*E*D Librarian,
the 'how I run my library good' letter
Past-President, American Library Association

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