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Session: Rethinking Access and Descriptive Practice (Session 503)
Friday, August 31, 2007 - 2:30 PM-4:00 PM
 Speakers and Papers:
Mark A. Matienzo, Chair, American Institute of Physics
Amelia Abreu, University of Houston/University of Washington (doctoral student)
Meredith Ferguson, University of Toronto (master's student)
Merrilee Proffitt, OCLC Programs and Research
 Comments, Discussions and Further Information
Merrilee: My paper will look at how trends in information access are affecting the library community; how this is a time of risk or opportunity for the archival community; the importance of looking at new trends in research and scholarship. I'll wrap up with some concrete suggestions for the archival community. My paper will be read by Jennifer Schaffner, Program Officer, OCLC Programs and Research.
Merrilee's sources: Cornell backlog elimination project http://lts.library.cornell.edu/lts/who/fs/archives/Documents/upload/report94.pdf http://lts.library.cornell.edu/lts/who/fs/archives/Documents/upload/backlog.pdf
Perceptions of Libraries and Information Resources http://www.oclc.org/reports/pdfs/Percept_all.pdf
Top 100 Tools for Learning http://www.c4lpt.co.uk/recommended/top100.html
RLG Programs Information Context http://www.rlg.org/en/downloads/aboutrlg/Information_Context_1.0.pdf
J. McDonough, “We Are Not Alone: The Role of the Research Library in a Suddenly Crowded Information Universe” Presentation at British Library, Boston Spa, July 16, 2007 Link to slides and notes available at http://darth-libris.livejournal.com/53443.html
Lorcan Dempsey’s Weblog: Into the Flow http://orweblog.oclc.org/archives/000688.html posting dated June 25, 2005
Greene-Meissner report http://ahc.uwyo.edu/documents/faculty/greene/papers/Greene-Meissner.pdf
Meredith: My paper will examine the effects of the development of a Canadian national automated archival network on the acceptance and implementation of the Canadian archival descriptive standard (Rules for Archival Description) and will situate both within the Canadian concept of total archives.