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The last College of DuPage satellite teleconference for 2005/2006 will be hosted at the Nova Scotia Provincial Library on April 28th. This will be a roundtable discussion with experienced library managers on the topic of “Google Book Search: Its Impact on Scholarship and Libraries”. This program will explicate Google’s vision of the future. The panel will discuss how a successful project will impact the world of information from the perspectives of librarians, academic administrators, scholars and publishers. This project has stirred up a bundle of issues, some of them contentious.  The goal is to highlight the key issues in a constructive manner and produce a program that is consistent with the academic tradition of a “spirit of inquiry” and not a polemic.

- Paul Courant, Professor of Economics, Professor of Public Policy, and Faculty Associate in the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan.  Currently he is studying the economics of universities, the economics of libraries and archives, and the changes in the system of scholarly communication that derive from new information technologies.

- Michael Jensen, is Director of Publishing Technologies at the National Academies Press which makes over 3500 books from the National Academy of Sciences, National Research Council, Institute of Medicine, and National Academy of Engineering fully searchable and free to read online.  He is also currently a technical partner of the History Cooperative, which makes the works of the most prestigious journals in history available online to subscribing institutions.

- Jonathan Band represents library associations and technology companies on intellectual property and Internet policy matters. He wrote a book, Interfaces on Trial, on software copyright issues, and has published over 60 articles on intellectual property and Internet regulation.

- Suzanne Thorin is University Librarian and Dean of the Library at Syracuse University.  Prior to that she worked at the Library of Congress where she was responsible for the Library’s National Digital Library Program. Her research includes documenting the history of digital library development in the United States and how the differences in ways that scholars work are influencing their use of technology.

Following the broadcast portion of the program there will be a presentation by members of the Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management’s Online Resources Team who are responsible for providing Nova Scotians with access to their documentary heritage through NSARM’s Website.  This site has thirty virtual exhibits, seventeen searchable databases, five resource guides and more than 10,000 historical photographs, documents, maps, print materials, sound recordings and film clips. The Online Resources Team was awarded the 2006 Premier's Award of Excellence. This award, inaugurated in January 2006, recognizes outstanding contributions or achievements, and is the highest honour of the Nova Scotia Civil Service.

Date: Friday, April 28th, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Place: Nova Scotia Provincial Library (Classroom), 3770 Kempt Road, Halifax
Registration is free.
Parking is available in front of the building.
To register contact Carol Morris at 424-2477 or by e-mail at [log in to unmask]

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