The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) are co-hosting a forum, “An Age of Discovery: Distinctive Collections in the Digital Age.” It will be held October 15–16, 2009, in Washington, DC, immediately following the ARL Membership Meeting.
The Forum builds on the work of the ARL Special Collections Working Group. The goal is to focus attention on opportunities available in the digital environment for leveraging the strengths of special collections, making them more widely accessible. The co-hosts seek to bring together librarians, archivists, and others with responsibilities for stewarding special and distinctive resources, and to identify strategies for advancing this goal.
See the Forum Web site for speaker and program details: