2015 LAB Meeting

The 2015 meeting of the Library Advisory Board was attended by the North America members of the Library Advisory Board and ACM staff and took place over a two day period in New York City.
 
The meeting began with an introduction to the ACM by Scott Delman, ACM Director of Publications, and its mission to advance the Computing field by serving the research community, students, educators, and practitioners.
 
Kathy Brost             Mentor Graphics Corporation
Dianne Dietrich      Cornell University
Carol Hutchins       New York University
Victoria Reich         Stanford University / LOCKSS
Isabella Garcia       Qualcomm Library & Information Services
Rafael Lopes           Tecnológico de Monterrey (ITMS), Mexico
Sonja Gardner        National Science Foundation (NSF)
Fang Wan                University of Rochester
Scott Delman          ACM Director of Group Publishing
Bernard Rous          ACM Director of Publications
Joshua Horowitz     ACM Digital Library Sales Manager
Nolen Harris            ACM Digital Library Account Manager
Asad Ali                     ACM Database Developer

Meeting Agenda

Thursday, July 23, 2015

9:00 AM
Opening Statement & Roundtable Introductions
9:30 AM
Information Literacy as a Student Learning Outcome in the Era of Google (Rafael)
10:00 AM
Assessing Value of Information Products & Services for Corporations (Kathy)
10:45 AM
ACM Digital Library Platform Developments (Asad)
11:15 AM
Access Methodologies and Using ACM Content Outside the DL Environment (Isabelle)
12:00 PM
Challenges in Promoting ACM Content for Corporations (Isabelle)
1:30 PM
Data Management (Diane)
2:00 PM
Data & Software in Publication (Bernie)
2:45 PM
3D Technology in Engineering Study & Research (Fang)
3:15 PM
Digital Preservation in the Age of Green, Gold, & Hybrid OA (Vicky)
4:00 PM
Government Public Access Mandates (Sonja)
4:30 PM
Open Access Tools (Sonja)
5:00 PM
CHORUS Update (Scott)

Friday, July 24, 2015

9:00 AM
Using Metrics to Evaluate Impact in Scholarly Literature (Carol)
9:45 AM
ACM Pricing & Policy Update (Nolen & Josh)
10:30 AM
Subscription Agency Risks for Libraries & Publishers (Nolen)
11:15 AM
Introduction to ACM Books (Josh)
11:45 AM
New Information Products & Services Brainstorming (Scott)
12:30 PM
Wrap-Up
 

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