"The university and its digital libraries. A tale in three parts" is the topic of the sixth annual OCLC/Frederick G. Kilgour Lecture in Information and Library Science to be held on March 21, 2011.
Dr. Daniel Greenstein, vice provost for Academic Planning, Programs and Coordination at the University of California's Office of the President will be the featured speaker at the lecture hosted by the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the Pleasants Family Room of the Wilson Library at 3 p.m. A reception will follow the presentation in the Wilson Library lobby. The event is free and open to the public, however seating is limited. Please send your RSVP via e-mail to Wake Harper at email@example.com or call 919.962.8366.
At least three concurrent (admittedly overlapping or inter-related) trajectories are apparent in today’s digital libraries:
- one focuses on the management of legacy (largely analog) collections
- one on the management of born digital collections and
- one on new and emerging practices in the creation, use, and dissemination of knowledge
While each contributes significantly in support of research and teaching, together they can make different, even competing claims on a university’s scarce resources and expertise forcing difficult trade-off decisions and the consideration of new organizational and funding models. The challenges are exacerbated by a tendency, exhibited in each of these digital libraries, to seek the kinds of economy and innovation that is only available at inter-institutional or multi-institutional scale.
The talk reviews these trajectories, and some of their funding and organizational implications for universities and for libraries that have historically supported them.
The event is free and open to the public, however seating is limited. Please send your RSVP via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 919.962.8366.A reception will follow the presentation in the Wilson Library lobby.
The OCLC/Frederick G. Kilgour Lecture in Information and Library Science is funded through a special endowment from the OCLC Online Computer Library Center to honor Dr. Frederick G. Kilgour. The fund supports an annual lecture bringing together scholars and leaders from around the world to share innovative ideas and cutting-edge research.
About Daniel Greenstein
Daniel Greenstein is vice provost for Academic Planning and Programs at the University of California (UC). In that role, he has oversight responsibility for the library, publishing and broadcast services that are mounted on a system level for the University’s ten campuses, and including the California Digital Library (CDL), the University of California Press and the UC Television. Before taking up this role in 2007, Greenstein served as the UC’s University Librarian for the CDL, as director of the Digital Library Federation and as founding director of the United Kingdom’s Arts and Humanities Data Service. He began his career as a senior lecturer in Modern History at Glasgow University and has degrees from the University of Pennsylvania (BA, MA) and the University of Oxford (DPhil).
Greenstein has focused his attention recently on the transformations required of university information services in light of evolving scholarly practice, budgetary pressures, and the growing advantages available at web scale. He is currently leading a task force established at UC to identify library responses to unprecedented budgetary challenges.
Founded in 1967 and headquartered in Dublin, Ohio, OCLC is a nonprofit library service and research organization that provides computer based cataloging, reference, resource sharing, eContent, preservation, library management and Web services to 72,000 libraries in 112 countries and territories. OCLC and its member libraries worldwide have created and maintain WorldCat, the world's richest online resource for finding library materials. Search WorldCat.org. For more information, visit OCLC.
The Wilson Library is located across from the bell tower on the central campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on South Road.
- For parking and transportation
o Morehead Lot (At the Planetarium on Franklin St.)
o Rosemary Parking Deck (Behind the Post Office at Franklin and Henderson Streets)
o Chapel Hill city lots
o Highway 54 Visitor Lot (near the intersection of Country Club St. and South St.)
o Ramshead Parking Deck (at the G.W. Hill Alumni Center)
o Friday Center Park-and-Ride Lot (take the bus to and from campus)
- For those who need handicap parking or access, please contact the SILS office at