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All sessions will take place in the Mumford Room, Sixth Floor, James Madison Memorial Building, 101 Independence Ave., S.E., Washington, D.C. 20540

Time Frame
I. Interpreting the Past: Libraries, Society & Culture
Monday, October 23, 2000
9:00-9:15 am

Welcome and Introductions

Winston Tabb, Associate Librarian for Library Services
John Y. Cole, Director, Center for the Book
Daniel J. Boorstin, The Librarian of Congress Emeritus
James H. Billington, The Librarian of Congress

9:15-10:30 am

Session 1: The Importance of Library History: Individual Voices

Huanwen Cheng, China
Phyllis Dain, U.S.
Boris Volodin, Russia
Peter Hoare, U.K.
Wayne A. Wiegand,

10:30-10:45 am
10:45-12:30 am

Session 2: Library History in 2000: The State of the Art

Donald G. Davis, Jr., US
Keith Manley,
Paul Sturges,
Magnus Torstensson,
Ed Goedeken,

12:30-1:45 pm
Lunch Break
1:45-3:15 PM

Session 3: Library History Research Around the World

Dominique Varry, France
Peter Vodosek, Germany
Magnus Torstensson, Sweden
Boris Volodin, Russia
Huanwen Cheng, China
Alistair Black, UK

3:15-3:30 PM
3:30-5:00 PM

Session 3 (continued)

William V. Jackson, US
Peter McNally, Canada
Wayne A. Wiegand, US


Tuesday, October 24, 2000
9:00-10:15 am

Session 4: National Libraries: An Introduction

John Y. Cole, US
Maurice Line, UK
Giuseppe Vitello, Palais de l' Europe-Conseil de l'Europe

10:15-10:30 am
10:30-12:30 PM

Session 5: The Historical Development of National Libraries

Hideshige Hara, Japan
Rebecca Knuth, US
Hermina G.B. Anghelescu, Romania
Jorgen Svane-Mikkelsen, Denmark
Gwynneth Evans, Canada

12:30-1:45 PM
Lunch Break
1:45-3:30 PM

Session 5 (continued)

Paul Sturges, UK
Irene Owens, US
Mary Niles Maack, US
William Jackson, US
Huanwen Cheng, China

3:30-3:45 PM
3:45-5:00 PM

Session 6: Perspectives on National Library Development

Ian Willison, U.K
Martine Poulain, France
Kenneth Carpenter, US
David McKitterick, U.K

5:00-5:15 PM
5:15-6:30 PM

Session 7: The National Library Debate in 19th Century America
(a slide presentation)

John Y. Cole, US
Nancy E. Gwinn,


II. Shaping the Future: Current and Future Issues Facing National Libraries
Wednesday, October 25, 2000
9:00-9:30 am

Welcome and Introductions

James H. Billington, The Librarian of Congress
Winston Tabb
, Associate Librarian for Library Services

9:30-10:45 am

Session 8: National Libraries in the 21st Century: Perspectives from Around the World

Lynne Brindley, Chief Executive, British Library
Andris Vilks,
National Librarian, Latvia

10:45-11:00 am
11:00-12:15 PM

Session 8 (continued)

Joan de Beers, Acting Director, Capetown Division, National Library of South Africa
Erland Kolding-Nielsen,
Director, Royal Library, Denmark

12:15-1:45 PM
Lunch Break
1:45-3:45 PM

Session 9: The Role of National Libraries in Acquiring the Nation's Digital Heritage

Capturing Open Access Web Materials
William Y. Arms,
Professor of Computer Science, Cornell University
The Library of Congress and the Internet Archive, Cassy Ammen,
Reference Specialist, Library of Congress

4:00-5:00 PM

Session 9 (continued)


Thursday, October 26, 2000
9:00-10:30 am

Session 10: Collaboration Among National Libraries: Digitizing National Collections

Biblioteca universalis
Alix Chevallier,
Bibliotheque nationale de France
Meeting of Frontiers
Victor Fedorov,
Director, Russian State Library
Vladimir Zaitsev,
Director, Russian National Library
John van Oudenaren,
Chief, European Division, Library of Congress

10:30-10:45 am
10:45-11:45 am

Session 10 (continued)

Viagens dos Portugueses
Fernanda Guedes de Campos,
Deputy Director, National Library of Portugal
Nippon in the World
Yoshitaka Ikuhara,
Deputy Director, Administrative Department, National Diet Library, Japan
US and Spain: Parallel Frontiers
Beth Davis-Brown,
Library of Congress

11:45-1:00 PM

Lunch Break

1:00-2:15 PM

Session 10 (continued)

The Promise of America
Sissel Nilsen,
National Library of Norway
China Digital Library
Sun Beixin,
National Library of China

Cartographic Collections of the National Library

Livia Borghetti,
National Library of Italy, Rome

2:15-2:45 PM

Discussion of New Collaborative Digitization Projects
Winston Tabb,
Associate Librarian for Library Services
Laura Campbell, Associate Librarian for Strategic Initiatives and Director, National Digital Library Program

2:45-3:00 PM
3:00-4:00 PM

Session 11: The Role of National Libraries in Preserving the Nation's Digital Heritage

Issues in Digital Preservation
Margaret Hedstrom,
University of Michigan

4:00-5:30 PM

Session 12: The Role of National Libraries in Digital Reference

Collaborative Digital Reference Service
Diane Kresh,
Director for Public Service Collections, Library of Congress
New Book: A Prototype for New Services to Publishers, Libraries, and Scholars
John Celli,
Chief, Cataloging in Publication Division, Library of Congress



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