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Thursday, April 29, 1999
8:30 Registration and coffee
9:00 Introduction to the Conference
Deanna Marcum, President, CLIR
9:15Session I:  Chair: Eutychia Moschouti-Lowenkopf, Independent Scholar

Introductory Remarks: Alexis Dimaras, Greek Conference Coordinator, The Moraitis School, Athens

Presentations by Greek participants on Greek libraries and collections, preservation, access issues, and current needs. Followed by discussion:

  Joanna Demopoulos, Deputy Director, National Library of Greece

  Evridiki Abadjis-Skassis, Hellenic Parliamentary Library

  Ifigenia Dionissiadu, Chief, Documentation Research, Benaki Museum
10:45Break
11:00  Nikos Pantelakis Archivist, Chief of the Historical Archives,
  National Bank of Greece

  Agamemnon Tselikas, Director, Center for History and Paleography,
  National Bank Cultural Foundation of Greece

  Michael Tzekakis, Librarian, University of Crete

  Mirsini Zorba, Director, National Book Center of Greece
12:30Lunch
1:30 Tour
2:00 Session II:  Chair: Kathlin Smith, CLIR

Introductory Remarks: Artemis Leontis, Executive Board Secretary, Modern Greek Studies Association,
Ohio State University

Presentations by U.S. participants on modern Greek collections, resource and reader profiles, and current research needs. Followed by discussion:

  Beau David Case, Head, Western European and Linguistics Collections, Ohio State University Library

  Evangelie Flessas, Modern Greek Team Leader, Harvard College Library, Harvard University Library

  Dimitris Gondicas, Executive Director, Program in Hellenic Studies, Princeton University

  Joan Grant, Director of Collection Services, New York University Library

  Denise Hibay, Assistant Chief Librarian for Collection Development, General Research Division,
  New York Public Library
3:30Break

3:45

  Harold Leich, Area Specialist, European Division, Library of Congress

  Theofanis G. Stavrou, Department of History, University of Minnesota

  Karin Trainer, Director, Princeton University Library

  Jean Wellington, Head, Classics Library, University of Cincinnati Library
6:30Reception: Embassy of Greece, 2221 Massachusetts Avenue, Washington, D.C.
Friday, April 30, 1999
9:00 Session III:  Co-chairs: Joanna Demopoulos, Director, National Library of Greece;
Hans Rütimann, International Program Officer, CLIR

Discussion of Greek and U.S. proposals for projects. Focus on proposals by Greek participants for reproducing and distributing desired Greek materials. U.S. responses, project proposals, and discussion.
10:45Break
11:00Continuation of Session III
12:30Lunch
2:00Session IV:  Co-chairs: John Van Oudenaren, Chief, European Division, Library of Congress;
Alexis Dimaras, Greek Conference Coordinator

Continued discussion of Greek and U.S. proposals for projects.
3:30 Break
3:45 Continuation of Session IV
5:00 Adjourn
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