What is the likely shape of the library of the Future?
And how do we build collections for it?

Fiesole Collection Development Retreat Series

Lund 2006
August 4-5, 2006

The Grand Hotel
University of Melbourne School of Law
Lund, Sweden

Theme: The New World Order in Collection Development – Revisited

Program Introduction
Ward Shaw, Program Coordinator

With all due respect to the caveats, cautionary tales, and legal, fiscal, and emotional issues, it neverthless is clear that within a foreseeable time the vast majority of the materials scholars and students need to do their research and further their educations will be available online, electronically, on the Internet.

This cannot help but have profund implications for the organizations we have constructed in a different era to facilitate the delivery and use of scholarly information. There are very substantial resources being applied to that facilitation right now, by publishers both primary and "secondary", academic insititutions, societies, libraries, and others. These resources necessarily will be redirected, either by their managers or the markets and organizations they serve.

The central issue of this conference is:

How should we proactively redirect our resources so that we can continue to provide crucial value to the research and education enterprise and process?

Related questions include:

What should libraries collect, if anything?

What secondary services will add value and attract support, commercially or otherwise?

Who will provide those services?

Where will we find the required skills?

Who will preserve and enhance the certification & dissemination processes given the growth of institutional repositories, e-print archives, open access journals, secondary services and the like?


Thursday, August 3

 The Grand Hotel


Optional Preconference
Lecture Hall, Lund University Centre for Language and Literature www.sol.lu.se
  • Catta Torhell
    Senior Librarian, Lund University, Centre for Language and Literature
10:00 - 17:00
Registration for Fiesole Retreat
Lobby, Grand Hotel, Lund
13:30 - 14:00
Session 1
  • Svens Strömqvist
    Professor of Linguistics, Lund University
    A Creative Intellectual Environment 2006
14:00 - 14:30
Session 2
  • Lars Bjørnshauge
    Library Director, Lund University
    More than Library Services – Working with Scholarly Communication Issues in Lund and Elsewhere
14:30 - 15:00
Coffee Break
15:00 - 16:30
  • Liz Chapman
    Deputy Director, Library Services, University College London
  • Anthony Watkinson
    Centre for Publishing University College London
    Why is there no breakthrough for eBooks?
17:45 - 18:00
Bus loads in front of Grand Hotel
19:00 - 21:30
Dinner at Kronowall Wine Castle (Includes a tour of the champagne cellar)
Courtesy of Sage Publications
  • Christer Jönsson
    Professor, Political Science, Lund University
    Dinner Speaker
Bus returns to Grand Hotel

Friday, August 4

 The Grand Hotel

All session will be held in the Conference Room, Main Floor, Grand Hotel


Dinner Open
09:00 - 10:00
Setting the Stage: Opening Remarks
  • Ward Shaw
    Denver, CO
  • Blaise Simqu
    President and CEO, Sage Publications
10:00 - 10:30
Morning Break
(Sponsored by: Atypon Ltd.)
10:30 - 12:00
Our users
  • Convener

    Anthony Watkinsons
    Centre for Publishing, University College London
  • Michael Mabe
    Chief Executive Officer, International Association of Scientific, Technical and Medical Publisher and formerly Director of Academic Relations at Elsevier
    Journal Futures: How Will Researchers Communicate as the Internet Matures
  • David Nicholas
    Director of the Centre for Information Behaviour and the Evaluation of Research (CIBER), School of Library, Archive and Information Studies, University College, London
    If We Do Not Understand Our Users, We Will Certainly Fail
12:00 - 13:30
Luncheon at Grand Hotel
(Co-sponsor: ebrary and EBSCO Information Services)
Ballroom, 2nd Floor
13:30 - 15:00
Innovation in the UK Scholarly Community
  • Convener

    David Worlock
    Chairman and Founder, EPS
    In many ways the UK is leading in developing coordinate programs and activities designed to enhance and take advantage of many of the new developments in the scholarly information process. A number of issues are becoming clear.
  • Derek Law
    Head, Information Resources Directorate; Professor, Department of Computing; Head, Centre for Digital Library Research, University of Strathclyde
    A(literacy), B(oolean Genes), C(onvergence) and the Long Tail
  • Ronald Milne
    Acting Director, Oxford University Library Service and Bodley's Librarian
    The Google Library Project at Oxford
15:00 - 15:30
Afternoon break
(Sponsored by Dawson Books)
15:30 - 17:00
The US Scholarly Community
Some of most profound and potentially troubling changes are happening within academe, but some are actively working out appropriate roles.
  • Michael Keller
    University Librarian; Director, Academic Information Resources; Publisher, HighWire Press, Publisher, Stanford University Press, Stanford University
  • Katina Strauch
    Head, Collection Development, College of Charleston Library
    Crystal Ball at the Crossroads: Looking to the Future in a Quickly Changing Field
  • Margaret Landesman
    Head of Collection Development, University of Utah
    The Google Library Project at Oxford
17:00 - 18:30
(Courtesy of Lund University Libraries, Head Office)
Lund University Centre for Language and Literature

Saturday, August 5

 The Grand Hotel

All session will be held in the Conference Room, Main Floor, Grand Hotel


Post Retreat Optional Event
Lunch at Sofiero Palace, Tour of Swedish Coast
09:00 - 10:00
The End of the Beginning, or the Beginning of the End? A View from Twilight Zone
  • Liz Chapman
    Deputy Director, Library Services, University College London
  • John Cox
    Managing Director, John Cox Associates Ltd.
    The End of the Beginning, or the Beginning of the End? A View from Twilight Zone
10:00 - 10:30
Morning Break
(Sponsored by: Ringgold, Inc.)
10:30 - 12:00
The Commercial Perspective
Various commercial organizations are also profoundly affected, and at the same time leading the charge to new models, with their own set of related issues.
  • John Cox
    Managing Director, John Cox Associates Ltd.
  • Steven Rhind-Tutt
    President, Alexander Street Press
    Observations on the Future of Electronic Publishing
  • Chris Beckett
    Director, Scholarly Information Strategies Ltd.
    The New World Order in Collection Development. The Commercial Perspective
12:00 - 12:30
Closing Session
  • Ward Shaw
    Founder, CARL and Uncover, Independent Investor; Program Coordinator, Lund 2006
    Program Wrap-up
Bus departs from Grand Hotel
Lunch at Sofiero
After lunch a walk in the park (no guide)
Bus departs Sofiero for a tour along the coast, to Kullaberg
(Afternoon coffee and cake included)
Bus returns to Grand Hotel (approximate time)


For further information about the Retreat Series please contact Katina Strauch, Rebecca Lenzini or Michele Casalini.


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