ACRL-Oregon & Washington Joint Fall Conference 2004


(R)EVOLUTION! Scholarly Communication at a X-Roads

October 28-29, 2004

Menucha Conference Center, Corbett, Oregon


Our conference this year focuses on the scholarly communication landscape, exploring the scholarly communication system, its fractured state and significant and emerging trends. We'll be looking at how these changes are affecting various functions within the academic library, and how academic
librarians are not only coping with the changes and planning for the future, but also leading the way. Please join your colleagues for two days of interesting discussion, beautiful scenery, and great company.

Keynote speaker: Betsy Wilson, Director of University Libraries, University of Washington
Topic: Emerging trends in scholarly communication

Featured speakers:
Andy Gass, Policy Analyst for Public Library of Science
Isabel Stirling, Associate University Librarian and Head of Public Services at UC Berkeley



Thursday, October 28

11:00 a.m. - noon
Wright, main hall

Registration and check in
Noon - 1 p.m.
Wright, dining room

1:30 - 1:45 p.m.
Wright, main hall
Welcome and introductions
1:45 - 2:45 p.m. Keynote--Betsy Wilson, Director of University Libraries, University of Washington
Scholarly publishing, historical overview, emerging trends and recent developments of note
2:45 - 3:30 p.m. Andy Gass, Policy Analyst, Public Library of Science
Open Access publishing – Why? Is it feasible? Sustainable?
3:30 - 4:00 p.m. Break, sponsored by Midwest Library Service
4:00 - 4:45 p.m. Isabel Stirling, Associate University Librarian and Director, Public Services, University of California Berkeley
Institutional Repositories -- University of California system’s eScholarship repository; what’s new under the sun?
4:45 - 5:00 p.m. Q& A and wrap up
5:00 - 6:00 p.m. Free time
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Wright, dining hall
7:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Oregon: Wright party room, lower level
Washington: Ballard

Chapter board meetings
7:30 - 8:15 p.m.
Oregon: Wright, main hall
Washington: Ballard
Chapter Meetings
8:15 p.m. –
Wright, main hall

Friday, October 29

7:30 - 8:15 a.m.
Wright, dining room
8:30 - 9:45 a.m.
Wright, main hall

Panel: Specific implementations and responses to scholarly communication innovations

Camila Gabaldon, Coordinator of Collection Development, Western Oregon University
Charles Anderson, Computer Science, Western Oregon University
WOU repository project

Carol Hixson, Head of Metadata and Digital Library Services, University of Oregon
University of Oregon’s Scholars Bank project

Mel DeSart, Head of the Engineering Library, University of Washington Libraries
Scholarly Communication faculty education at University of Washington.

9:45 – 10:00 a.m. Check out
10:00 - 10:30 a.m. Break, sponsored by Blackwell’s
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Concurrent breakout: Next actions

• Advocacy for Open Access publishing of publicly funded research - Ballard
• Scholarly Communication education measures for campus communities; issues related to buy-in for repositories and Open Access - Wright, main hall
• Repositories “under the hood” – protocols, Meta data and information architecture – we’re not the only catalogers on campus anymore… - Wright, party room, lower level

11:30 a.m. - noon Wrap up and what we might do as a professional organization – Wright, main hall

Once again, the setting for the fall conference is the rustic Menucha Retreat and Conference Center, situated atop a bluff overlooking the Columbia Gorge near Corbett, Oregon. The picturesque lodge, spacious gardens, and winding paths make this an exceptionally pleasant location. BUT, the Columbia Gorge can be cold in October, so please bring warm clothes and rain gear if you plan to spend some time walking on the grounds. The Menucha telephone number is 503-695-2243. Here are directions to the center. Registration and meals will be in Wright Hall.

Accommodations/Food/What to bring:
Menucha has comfortable dormitory-style rooms with some bunk beds (lower bunks only). Linens (pillow, blankets, sheets, towel, washcloth) are provided.

Your registration fee includes: Thursday lunch, dinner, entertainment and lodging, Friday breakfast, and snacks. Please note on your registration form if you prefer vegetarian meals.

Be sure to bring clothes that layer easily (attendees go in- and out-doors regularly) and rain gear. We also encourage you to bring puzzles & games for Thursday evening entertainment!