JSTOR and the Research Information Network

Thursday 13 September 2007 , 09.00 to 12.00.  Digital Content and the Researcher
(Immediately prior to the Sustaining the Digital Library Symposium)

St. Trinneans Room in St. Leonards on the Pollock Halls, University of Edinburgh http://www.ed.ac.uk/explore/places/buildings/pollock-halls.html

How have scholars and librarians responded to the opportunities and challenges of digital scholarship? What are their expectations for the future development of online information resources? How is research practice changing in the digital environment?

To address these questions, the Research Information Network (RIN) – in collaboration with JSTOR – is holding a workshop in Edinburgh on 13 September 2007. A distinguished panel of speakers drawn from both JSTOR and the library community in the UK will provide updates and reports on new projects and recent studies.

JSTOR is a not-for-profit organization with a dual mission to create and maintain a trusted archive of important scholarly literature and extend access to the archive as broadly as possible. The key role of the RIN is to give the strategic leadership required to establish a national framework for research information provision, and to generate effective and sustainable arrangements for meeting the information needs of the professional research community.


9.00        Registration

9.15        JSTOR Update
Mike Spinella
Executive Director, JSTOR

9.30        19th Century Pamphlet Digitisation Project
John Kiplinger
Director of Production, JSTOR
Chris Fowler
Head of IT Strategy, University of Southampton

10.15      Questions and Discussion

10.30      Break

10.50      RIN Studies of Researchers
Michael Jubb
Director, RIN

11.10      Questions and Discussion

11.20      JSTOR/Ithaka Faculty & Librarian Studies
Mike Spinella
Executive Director, JSTOR
Bruce Heterick
Director of Library Relations, JSTOR

11.50      Questions and Discussion

12.00      Close

There is no registration fee for this workshop, but space is limited. If you are interested and available to attend, please RSVP by contacting David McTaggart of the National Library of Scotland by 11th September 2007.  D.mctaggart@nls.uk