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March 15, 2001

Sen. Ted Stevens to Speak at FLICC Forum on Preserving the Nation's Federal Heritage in the Digital Era

Sen. Ted Stevens (R-Alaska), Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee and Vice Chairman of the Joint Committee on the Library for the 106th Congress, will join an outstanding list of speakers at the 18th Annual FLICC Forum on Federal Information Policies.

The Federal Library and Information Center Committee (FLICC) of the Library of Congress will host the all-day forum on March 27 at the James Madison Memorial Building of the Library of Congress, 101 Independence Ave. S.E.

As the Forum's keynote speaker, Sen. Stevens will open the discussion of how to meet the challenge of preserving and providing access, in perpetuity, to authoritative federal information. Following his legislative perspective, representatives from key government agencies -- Lewis Bellardo, Deputy Archivist of the United States, National Archives and Records Administration; Laura Campbell, Associate Librarian for Strategic Initiatives, Library of Congress; and Francis Buckley, Superintendent of Documents, Government Printing Office -- will discuss federal information policies and practices in the digital era.

Afternoon sessions will examine digital archiving projects and practices in a variety of settings. For the private sector, Steven Emmert, Director, Government and Industry Affairs, Lexis-Nexis, will discuss preservation of proprietary value-added databases of federal information, and Gail Hodge, Senior Information Specialist, Information International Associates Inc., will look at efforts in other nations. The final afternoon session will feature a panel discussion of digital archiving policies and programs at selected federal agencies, with Pam André, director of the National Agricultural Library; Margaret Byrnes, head of the Preservation and Collection Management Section at the National Library of Medicine; and Milton Halem, Goddard Assistant Director for Information Sciences for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

To register for the FLICC Forum, contact Special Events Coordinator Anna Bohlin, at (202) 707-4822.

The Federal Library and Information Center Committee fosters excellence in federal library and information services through interagency cooperation and provides guidance and direction for the Federal Library and Information Network (FEDLINK). Created in 1965 and headquartered at the Library of Congress, FLICC also makes recommendations on federal library and information policies, programs, and procedures to federal agencies and to others concerned with libraries and information centers.

The Federal Library and Information Center Committee (FLICC)

Forum Agenda: March 27, 2001

9:00 - 9:30 a.m.: WELCOME AND AWARDS CEREMONY

  • James H. Billington, Librarian of Congress and Chair, FLICC
  • Susan M. Tarr, Executive Director, FLICC, Library of Congress
    - Federal Librarian of the Year
    - Federal Library Technician of the Year
    - Federal Library/Information Center of the Year

9:30 - 9:40 a.m.: INTRODUCTORY REMARKS

  • Dr. Billington

9:40 - 10:10 a.m.: KEYNOTE: PUBLIC ACCESS TO FEDERAL INFORMATION IN THE 21ST CENTURY

  • Senator Ted Stevens (R-Alaska), Chairman, Senate Appropriations Committee and Vice Chairman, Joint Committee on the Library (106th Congress)

10:10 - 10:25 a.m.: BREAK

10:25 - 11:45 a.m.: THE ROLES OF CENTRAL FEDERAL AGENCIES IN CREATING THE GOVERNMENT'S DIGITAL ARCHIVE

  • National Archives and Records Administration -- Lewis Bellardo, Deputy Archivist of the United States
  • Library of Congress -- Laura Campbell, Associate Librarian for Strategic Initiatives
  • Government Printing Office -- Francis Buckley, Superintendent of Documents

11:45 a.m. - noon: QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

noon - 1:30 p.m.: LUNCH

1:30 - 1:50 p.m.: PRESERVATION OF PROPRIETARY VALUE-ADDED DATABASES OF FEDERAL INFORMATION

  • Steven Emmert, Director, Government & Industry Affairs, Lexis-Nexis

1:50 - 2:15 p.m.: DIGITAL PRESERVATION: AN INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVE

  • Gail Hodge, Senior Information Specialist, Information International Associates Inc.

2:15 - 2:30 p.m.: QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

2:30 - 2:45 p.m.: BREAK

2:45 - 3:45 p.m.: DIGITAL ARCHIVING POLICIES/PROGRAMS AT SELECTED FEDERAL AGENCIES

  • Department of Agriculture -- Pam AndrĂ©, Director, National Agricultural Library
  • National Library of Medicine -- Margaret Byrnes, Head, Preservation and Collection Management Section
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration -- Milton Halem, Goddard Assistant Director for Information Sciences

3:45 - 3:55 p.m.: QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

3:55 - 4:00 p.m.: Wrap Up

  • Susan M. Tarr

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PR 01-041
03/15/01
ISSN 0731-3527

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