www.infotoday.com July/August 2009
Publishers and Libraries: mation access due to the combined pres- The full report is available at www.arl about the right things. His advice was
sures of inflation and budget restrictions. .org/bm~doc/transformational-times.pdf. simple: Just do it faster. To him, the
An ARL Report most exciting thing about the meeting
In the second-day plenary address, was what happened outside of it: More
Charles Lowry, Association of Research
Outside the Meeting than 1,000 Twitter posts were tagged
Libraries (ARL) executive director, dis- The closing panel members with #SSP09.
cussed a survey of members of the ARL. summarized their thoughts The 2010 SSP meeting will be held
Since research libraries are facing the about the meeting, and sev- June 2–4 in San Francisco.
most difficult fiscal management prob- eral of them commented on
lems in history, it is imperative to find Twitter and collaboration.
innovative ways to work together. Set- Adam Weiss, a podcasting
tling down will only lead to a broad de- consultant, said he thought Donald T. Hawkins is information
cline of the mission of the research li- the publishing industry was technology and database consultant at
brary, and the next 18 months will be a in major trouble before the Information Today, Inc. His email ad-
true test. Libraries need to establish meeting, but he has become dress is email@example.com. Send your
their credibility, which is not easy. Many more optimistic after hear- comments about this article to itletters@
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