Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Encore: A Forum for a 21st-Century Academic Community

If you were in the audience for the Texas Woman's University library forum in September, you know what an engrossing and thought-provoking event it was.  Delving into scholarly publishing, intellectual property and copyright law, online scholarly resources, the changing roles of libraries and information professionals, electronic archives for faculty research--and other topics critical to a 21st-century academic community in today's rapidly-changing digital environment--distinguished speakers from UCLA, Cornell University, Duke University and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities delivered talks that thoroughly engaged the audience and sparked conversation during and after the event.

If you missed Transforming Library Services: Library/Faculty Partnerships for 21st Century Scholarship and Research--or wish to see an encore performance--a videotaped version is now available via the TWU Libraries homepage at http://vimeopro.com/twuiss/library


The times--and universities and libraries--they are a-changin'.  In these days of fiscal challenges, ever-evolving technology and changing public perception of the value of higher education, the time is now to consider anew what we do and how we do it.

Enjoy.

~Sandy Cochran

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