JISC, CNI and UKOLN logos

The Joint Information Systems Committee & The Coalition for Networked Information

Bringing Coherence to Networked Information for the New Century


Wednesday 14th – Friday 16th June 2000 Moat House Hotel, Stratford upon Avon, U.K.


 Wednesday 14th June

10.00 – 15.00 Registration, hotel foyer. Coffee/tea, hotel lounge

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch. Hot and cold buffet. Ballroom Area D

14.00 – 14.05 Introductions. Ballroom

14.05 – 14.30 Opening Address in the Ballroom

Highways and Byways in the ICT Age Professor Maxwell Irvine, Vice-Chancellor, University of Birmingham and Chairman of JISC

14.30 – 15.30 Keynote Address in the Ballroom

NSF Support for International Collaborations in DigitalLibraries and Information Technology Mike Lesk, Natonal Science Foundation and Telcordia Technologies

Going Global: JISC in the International Scene Reg Carr, Director of University Library Services, University of Oxford. Chair of JISC Committee for Electronic Information (presentation)

15.30 – 16.00 Coffee/tea, hotel lounge

16.00 – 16.45 Parallel Sessions

1) Ballroom

From the virtual map library to Geospatial Digital Libraries – EDINA Digimap and beyond Dr. David Medyckyi Scott, EDINA Service Manager

2) Packwood Room

US Intellectual Property: National Research Council IP Report Howard Besser, Associate Professor, University of California Los Angeles, School of Education and Information Studies, Clifford Lynch, Executive Director, CNI

3) Blenheim Room

NSF/JISC Project Report. London Redivivus: Automatic Integration of a City-Scale Digital Library Gregory Crane, Professor in Classics, Tufts University (presentation)

17.00 – 17.45 Parallel Sessions

1) Ballroom

Architectural Directions for Distributed Geolibraries Greg Janee, US Alexandria Project University of California, Santa Barbara (presentation)

2) Packwood Room

UK/EU Developments in Intellectual Property Charles Oppenheim, Professor of Information Science, Loughborough University

3) Blenheim Room

NSF/JISC Theme: The Open Archives Initiative: Mechanisms for Federating Eprint Archives. Carl Largoze, Digital Library Scientist, Cornell University, Steven Harnad, Professor of Cognitive Science, University of Southampton

17.45 – 19.00 Drinks Reception and Finger Buffet, Ballroom Area D

Drinks sponsored by Keycom Ltd

19.00 Evening free for theatre visits etc. Information and online booking available at www.stratford-upon-avon.co.uk Comedy of Errors at the Royal Shakespeare Company, Henry IV, Part 1 at the Swan. Both at 19.30 hrs.


Thursday 15th June

07.30 – 08.45 Breakfast, Riverside Restaurant

08.45 – 10.15 Plenary Session in the Ballroom

Basic Values, Middleware, and Advanced Technologies Ken Klingenstein, Project Director, Internet2 Middleware Initiative

Introduced by Annette Haworth Chair of JISC Committee for Authentication and security

10.15 – 10.45 Coffee/tea, hotel lounge

10.30 – 13.00 Hatton Room

JISC Board Meeting

10.45 – 11.40 Parallel Sessions

1) Packwood Room

Middleware. Panel Discussion Ken Klingenstein, Project Director, Internet2 Middleware Initiative, George Brett, Senior Project Coordinator, NLAN/DAST, Alan Robiette, JCAS Programme Director

2) Blenheim Room

SMETE. Towards a Federated Digital Library for Science, Mathematics Engineering and Technology Education, Alice Agogino, Professor, University of California Berkeley, Lee Zia, Programme Director, National Science Foundation

11.50 – 12.45 Parallel Sessions

1) Ballroom

Preservation. Panel discussion with Clifford Lynch, Executive Director, CNI Peter Graham, University Librarian, Syracuse University

2) Packwood Room

Microsoft Cambridge Project, Roger Needham

3) Blenheim Room

JISC/Publishers Association. EASY- electronic Inter Library Loan Project for UKHE Lyn Norris, Technical Director, ingenta

12.45 -14.00Finger Buffet Lunch, Ballroom Area D

14.00 - 14.45 Parallel Sessions

1) Ballroom

SPARC: Sparking worldwide action in the journals market Alison Buckholtz, AssistantDirector/ Communications, SPARC, Michael Hannant (presentation), Royal Society of Chemistry, John Haynes (presentation), Institute of Physics Publishing, Colin Rourke, Geometry and Topology

2) Packwood Room

Integrated environments for learners – are we there yet? Professor John Slater, PVC Learning and Teaching, University of Kent, Canterbury

3) Blenheim Room

IMS Project. Eliminating Digital Divisions Ed Walker, Chief Executive Officer, IMS

14.50 – 15.35 Parallel Sessions

1) Ballroom

Archives and Access in the Electronic Era: Are we Coming to a Fork in the Road? Kevin Guthrie, President JSTOR

2) Packwood Room

Automatic Librarianship; How effectively can computers be used for the skilled tasks of professional librarianship? William Arms, Professor, Computer Science, Cornell University

 3) Blenheim Room

The UK ‘e-University’ project Alice Frost, e-University Project Manager HEFCE

15.35 – 16.15Coffee/tea, hotel lounge

16.15 – 17.15Plenary Session in the Ballroom

Taking the British Library Forward in the 21st Century Lynne Brindley, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Leeds University and Chief Executive Designate of the British Library (presentation)

Introduced by Miriam Drake, CNI and Dean and Director of Libraries, Georgia Institute of Technology

19.00 Conference Dinner, Ballroom Area D

After Dinner Speaker: Derek Law, Director of Information Strategy, University of Strathclyde

Wine sponsored by ingenta


Friday 16th June

07.30 – 09.00Breakfast. Riverside Restaurant

09.00 – 09.45 Parallel Sessions

1) Ballroom

Enhancing Access to the Internet for Learning, Teaching and Research: The Resource Discovery Network
Justine Kitchen, Information and Training Manager, Resource Discovery Network (presentation)
Emma Place, Research Officer, Institute for Learning and Research Technology, University of Bristol (presentation)

2) Packwood Room

Moving Images & Multimedia Content and Rights in the UK Jeremy Atkinson, Head of Learning Resources Centre, University of Glamorgan. Chair of JISC Moving Pictures & Sound Working Group.
Charles Oppenheim, Professor of Information Science, Loughborough University

3) Blenheim Room

Rights Standards for Electronic Books Thomas R. Diaz, Vice-President of Product Development, Glassbook Inc.

09.50 – 10.45 Parallel Sessions

1) Ballroom

Assessment of Cost, Quality, and Value in University IT Services
Christopher Peebles, Associate Vice President and Dean for Information Technology,
Professor of Anthropology Indiana University (presentation)

2) Packwood Room

Moving Images in the US Howard Besser, Associate Professor, University of California Los Angeles, School of Education and Information Studies

3) Blenheim Room

Digital preservation in UK higher education and beyond Neil Beagrie, JISC Digital Preservation Focus (presentation)

10.45 – 11.15Coffee/tea. hotel lounge

11.15 – 12.15Plenary Session in the Ballroom

The Distributed National Electronic Resource Programme Lorcan Dempsey, DNER Programme Director (presentation)

Introduced by Malcom Read, JISC Secretary

12.15 – 12.45Closing remarks

Clifford Lynch, Executive Director, CNI

12.45 Hot and Cold Buffet lunch. Ballroom Area D

14.00Packwood Room. Private JISC/CNI evaluation meeting to consider further collaboration


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