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ALCTS/bepress Digital Commons Midwinter Symposium

Don’t miss this exciting Midwinter Symposium co-presented by ALCTS and bepress Digital Commons. Register Now!

Here There Be Dragons:  Public Access to Federally Funded Research,” offers an unique opportunity to explore the complex issues surrounding the collection, organization, delivery and preservation of federally funded research.   Join your colleagues from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, January 24, 2014 at the American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter in Philadelphia.

In February 2013, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy issued a memorandum directing Federal agencies to expand public access to the results of taxpayer-funded research.  Several means of addressing this mandate, including SHARE (offered by the ARL, AAU, and APLU) and CHORUS (offered by the AAP), have been proposed. This symposium will explore the complex issues surrounding the collection, organization, delivery, and preservation of federally funded research.


  • Richard Huffine, Senior Director, U.S. Federal Government Market, ProQuest
  • P. Scott Lapinski, Digital Resources Librarian, Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
  • Howard Ratner, Director of Development, CHOR Inc.
  • Olivia M. A. Madison, Professor and Dean of the Library, Iowa State University
  • Tyler Walters, Dean of University Libraries, Virginia Tech
  • Harrison Inefuku, Digital Repository Coordinator, Iowa State University
  • Rebecca Kennison, Director, Center for Digital Research and Scholarship, Columbia University
  • Maureen P. Walsh,  Associate Professor, Institutional Repository Services Librarian, The Ohio State University Libraries Digital Content Services
  • Emily McElroy, (Moderator), Director, McGoogan Library of Medicine, University of Nebraska Medical Center
  • Carol Godschall Hixson, (Moderator), Dean of Library at University of South Florida St. Petersburg
  • Mary Case (Moderator), University Librarian, University of Illinois-Chicago

Pre-registration prior to Jan. 6, 2014, is recommended as space is limited.  Register onlineand look for “Ticketed Events” and then the ALCTS/bepress Digital Commons Symposium. Registration fees are $219 for ALCTS members, $269 for ALA members, and just $99 for student members and retired members.

Already registered for the Midwinter Meeting?  To add this symposium to your Midwinter registration, visit your dashboard link, which can be found in your confirmation. If you need additional assistance or cannot locate your confirmation, please call CompuSystems at 866-513-0760 or email alaregistration@compusystems.com.

ALCTS is a division of the American Library Association.