Issue Collaboratories are highly interactive sessions of discussion, stimulated by brief presentations given by one or more leaders from the information professions. Each Collaboratory will provide an opportunity for a focused and sustained exchange of ideas about a current issue.
- Shared Points of Service
- How are institutions designing and implementing “shared service points” which integrate information resources and services from multiple providers (library, computing, media, or other) to better serve their constituents?
- Managing Electronic Records — A Partnership of Archivists and IT Professionals
- How can archivists, technologists, managers, and others cope with the explosion of electronic records — both traditional structured data and unstructured information like e-mail and WWW documents? How can we make sure that the information our institutions need still exists, is retrievable, and is useful in 10, 20 or 100 years?
Massachussetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
- Staff (Re)Training
- How are libraries, computing centers, and other information resource and service organizations addressing issues of staff retraining? How are institutions helping their valued staff cope with the non-stop transition of new technologies, new services, growing expectations, and changing professional identities?
New York Public Library
- Information Policies: Intellectual Property, Privacy, and Beyond
- How are institutions establishing information policies in the areas of copyright, intellectual property, privacy, and security? Are campus policies too little, too late or too much, too soon?