1st Edition

The Research Library in the 21st Century

Edited By Douglas Barnett, Fred M. Heath Copyright 2010
    122 Pages
    by Routledge

    122 Pages
    by Routledge

    The essays presented in this book reflect revised papers delivered at the Research Library in the 21st Century Symposium, held at The University of Texas at Austin, September 2006. Internationally known library, museum, information agency, and higher education administrators have contributed their views, concerns, and optimism in developing this book. In an effort to begin shaping a strategy for the future of academic research libraries, some of the best minds in the field and representatives from leading institutions have been chosen to explore these issues. These essays investigate the evolving nature of scholarly communications, the many challenges facing higher education generally, and the obligations of research libraries to promote teaching, learning, and research in a time of rapid change. Readers will find the perspectives offered here are as incisive and as fresh now as when they were presented.

    This book was based on a special issue of Journal of Library Administration.

    Preface  Fred M. Heath, Vice Provost and Director, University of Texas Libraries at Austin

    Welcoming Remarks  William Powers, Jr., President, The University of Texas at Austin, Hines H. Baker and Thelma Kelley Baker Chair, University Distinguished Teaching Professor

    Possible Futures for the Research Library in the 21st Century  James J. Duderstadt, President Emeritus and University Professor of Science and Engineering, University of Michigan

    Impact of Digital Scholarship on Research Libraries  Clifford Lynch, Executive Director, Coalition for Networked Information. Introduction by Don E. Carlton, Director, Center for American History

    Continuity and Change in University Scholarship  Bernard Frischer, Director, Institute for Advanced Technologies in the Humanities, University of Virginia, John Unsworth, Dean, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Lorcan Dempsey, Vice President, OCLC Programs and Research and Chief Strategist and Tom Staley, Director, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, University of Texas at Austin

    The Implications of Digital Scholarship for Research Libraries: Challenges of Access and Preservation  Dan Connolly, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Kevin Guthrie, President, Ithaka and Alice Prochaska, University Librarian, Yale University. Introduction by Andrew Dillon, Dean, School of Information, University of Texas at Austin

    Into the Glass Darkly: Future Directions in the 21st Century  Karen Hunter, Senior Vice-President, Elsevier, Donald Waters, Scholarly Communications, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and Lizabeth Wilson, Dean, University of Washington Libraries. Introduction by Fred M. Heath, Vice Provost and Director of University Libraries, University of Texas at Austin

    Research Libraries in the Digital Age  Duane Webster, Executive Director Emeritus, Association of Research Libraries and Betty Sue Flowers, Director, Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library

    The University of Texas Looking Forward: Research Libraries in the 21st Century  Fred M. Heath, Vice Provost and Director of University Libraries, University of Texas at Austin


    Douglas Barnett is Chief of Staff for the Vice Provost and Director, University of Texas Libraries. He previously served as Associate Director for Research and Information Services with the Texas State Historical Association. During that period he served as managing editor for the New Handbook of Texas, a six-volume encyclopedia of Texas history, and for its online version which was developed in collaboration with the University of Texas Libraries. Most recently, he served as project director for the Association’s Texas history portal project – the Digital Gateway to Texas History.

    Fred M. Heath is Vice Provost and Director, The University of Texas Libraries, University of Texas at Austin. He previously served as Dean of Libraries at Texas A&M University and as Library Director of Texas Christian University during his twenty year tenure in Texas. He has served as President of the ARL Board of Directors and the Virginia Library Association, and as Chair of the Texas Council of State University Librarians and the Big 12+ Library Consortium (now GWLA). He has served recently on the advisory boards of SPARC (Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition), CNI (Coalition for Networked Information), and the Center for Research Libraries (CRL). He has served in an editorial capacity for Library Quarterly, Libraries and the Cultural Record, Journal of Library Administration, Library Administration and Management (LA&M), and College and Research Library News. He is a co-developer of the library assessment protocol, LibQUAL+, and is a contributor to several monographs and author of numerous journal articles.