Thursday, June 11, 2009

Thursday Schedule !

Program for Thursday
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. New Trends Keynote Address
Introduction: Patricia Beeson, University of Pittsburgh Vice Provost for Graduate and Undergraduate Studies
Broadening Dissemination of New Knowledge: Scholarly Communicationsin the Digital Millennium
Karla Hahn, Association of Research Libraries (ARL)

9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Open Access Publishing Featured Speaker / Plenary Panel
Publishing, Open Access & ETDs:A Panel Session on Student, Faculty & Publisher Perspectives
» Moderator: Patrick Conner, West Virginia University Press / Dept. of English

10:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Break

11:15 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Breakout Session 2A: New Trends
Repository Innovation And Preservation
» Moderator: Ana Pavani, PUC- Rio

Breakout Session 2B: Collaborations
Inter/Intra Departmental Cooperation
Room B (Ballroom)
» Moderator: Suzie Allard, University of Tenessee

Breakout Session 2C: Open Access
The Future of Open Access
Room C (Kurtzman Room)
» Moderator: Julia Blixrud, Association of Research Libraries

12:45 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Networking Lunch Pittsburgh Athletic Association (PAA)
» Welcome Address: Eric Reeves, Patents Online / OpenThesis

2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
New Trends Keynote Address
» Introduction: Ronald L. Larsen, Dean and Professor, School of Information Sciences, University of Pittsburgh
Preservation in the Digital Age: A Moral and Legal Obligation
» Deanna Marcum, Library of Congress

3 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Platforms/Demos Plenary Panel
» Moderator: Peter Schirmbacher, Humboldt University A Universal ETD Database with Search, Organization, Collaboration & Print Capabilities
» James Ryley, Founder & President,, Patents Online, LLC
NDLTD Union Catalog / VTLS Visualizer
» Vinod Chachra, VTLS
Topical Categorization of Large Collections of Electronic Theses and Dissertations
» Edward Fox, NDLTD Director, Department of Computer Science, Virginia Tech
» Venkat Srinivasan, Department of Computer Science, Virginia Tech

4 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. Break

4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
New Trends Plenary Panel
» Moderator: Vinod Chachra, VTLS
ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Database User Survey: The first large-scale survey of dissertation information seeking behavior
» Amanda Ross, ProQuest LLC
Students as Advocates
» Julia Blixrud, Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC)
The Semantic Electronic Scientific Thesis
» Peter Murray-Rust, Unilever Centre, Department of Chemistry,University of Cambridge, UK

5:15 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.
Posters / Technology Fair Exhibits
Lower Lounge

5:45 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

6:30 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Conference Dinner Banquet Carnegie Music Hall
» Musical Entertainment by WVU “Samba Nova Quartet”

ETD Awards Presentation
» Moderator: Christine Jewell, NDLTD Awards Committee Chair
Dinner / ProQuest Welcome Address

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