JSTOR, a FEDLINK vendor, will be at ALA Midwinter.
Dear JSTOR Participant,
I am pleased to invite you and your library colleagues to the JSTOR Participants' Meeting, to be held during the 2007 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Seattle:
Date: Sunday, January 21, 2007
Time: 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Location: Fairmont Olympic Hotel (411 University Street)
Room: Metropole Room
A continental breakfast will be offered at 8:00 AM, and the meeting will run from 8:30 - 10:00 AM.
For this Midwinter's meeting, we are especially glad to welcome guest speakers from two of JSTOR's affiliate organizations. Thomas Nygren, Executive Director of Aluka (www.aluka.org), will introduce the initiative, which aims to create a sustainable digital library of scholarly resources from and about the developing world, beginning in Africa.
Kevin Guthrie and Roger Schonfeld from Ithaka (www.ithaka.org) will discuss results from a recent librarian survey conducted in the summer of 2006. Ithaka and JSTOR commissioned this survey of librarians at colleges and universities in the United States to learn about their attitudes and preferences related to electronic research and teaching resources, and responses were received from more than 370 library directors and collection development directors from a range of small to large academic libraries.
In addition to the presentations on Aluka and the librarian survey, JSTOR staff will provide updates on JSTOR participation, collection development strategy, and new technology projects designed to enhance content discovery.
To assist us with catering estimates, we would appreciate if you could let us know by January 11 if you plan to attend by sending an email message to [log in to unmask] or by calling us at 734-998-9101/888-388-3574 (toll free in the United States).
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