PROVENANCE: Volume 1, Number 1.a December 01, 1995
DIGITAL KNOWLEDGE: CANADA'S FUTURE
Canada's Coalition For Public Information
Royal York Hotel
February 6-7, 1996, Toronto, Canada
THE TRANSFORMATIVE POWER OF DIGITIZATION:
- The convergence of telecommunications and computerization has lead to the development of a global information network which can transmit massive amounts of digital information to almost any location on the planet. Digitization, combined with convergence, enables access by, and delivery to, a broader and larger audience than was ever possible using traditional formats.
- The Digital Knowledge conference will give you the opportunity to learn not only about the concept, but about the process of digitization as well. It will give you the opportunity to see the results of several key digital initiatives. The conference will explore the varying public policy issues around digitization. And, most importantly, it will give you the information you will need to begin to bring your institution forward into the digital world.
- To bring together experts in digitization to share their knowledge and expertise, and to assist conference delegates in developing their own institutional strategies for the digitization of the knowledge-base in Canada.
CPI wishes to acknowledge the generous support of Industry Canada, GEAC Canada, IBM and of the Canadian Library Association in helping us to achieve this goal.
- To present papers on leading edge digital initiatives and on the planning, public policy issues, technology and implementation of digital projects in Canada.
- To showcase some leading-edge digital initiatives through live demonstrations.
- To provide conference delegates with the information they need to initiate digitization strategies in and among their institutions.
- To help to define the requirements for developing a unique Canadian voice in a knowledge-based world.
- To examine the recommendations on digitization put forward by Canada's Information Highway Advisory Council.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
- This conference is essential for anyone wishing to participate in the digitizing of Canada's knowledge base.
It will be of paramount importance to leaders in information technology and communications, archivists, artists, educators, gallery directors, industry leaders, librarians, museum directors, public policy analysts, publishers, researchers, writers, and to anyone interested in the future of Canadian knowledge.
- Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC) ASTED (Association pour l'avancement des sciences et des techniques de la documentation)
- Canada's Coalition for Public Information Canadian Library Association
- Canadian Museums Association
- Canadian Network for the Advancement of Research, Industry and Education (CANARIE)
- Canadian Book Publishers' Council
- CNIB Library for the Blind
- GEAC Canada Ltd
- Industry Canada
- National Library of Canada
- Ontario Library Association
- Stan Skrzeszewski,
- CEO, Canada's Coalition for Public Information
& Principal, ASM Consultants
- 411 Rippleton Place
London, Ontario, Canada N6G 1L4
CONFERENCE PROGRAM: DIGITAL KNOWLEDGE: CANADA'S FUTURE
Tuesday February 6, 1996: A Digital Future
9:00 am. Welcome and Introduction
Liz Hoffman, Chair & Stan Skrzeszewski, CEO, Canada's Coalition for Public Information.
9:10 Introducing the Digital Society
Keynote speaker: Derrick de Kerckhove, Director of the McLuhan Program, University of Toronto. Sponsored by GEAC Canada Ltd.
10:00 - 12.30 Visioning the Future: The transformative nature of digitization - A Panel.
The Digital Community - Paul Hoffert, Director, CulTech Collaborative Research Centre:
Digital Relationships: Government and Business - Monique Lefebvre, Presidente et chef de la direction, Centre de recherche informatique de Montreal (CRIM), Montreal
10:30 Coffee Break
10:45 Visioning the Future (continues)
12:00 Questions to the Panel
- Digital Publishing - Clive Bradley, Chief Executive, The Publishers' Association.
- Digitizing Beauty: The Digital Art Gallery - Maxwell Anderson, Art Gallery of Ontario
- The Digital Library: The Internet Public Library - Dr. Joseph Janes, University of Michigan.
- The Digital Museum - Dr. George MacDonald (invited), Canadian Museum of Civilization.
- Digital Education - Harvey Weir (invited), Director, STEM~Net & Chair, Canadian Education Network Coalition.
2:00pm. A Key Issue: Intellectual Property (Plenary Panel)
- Convenor: Fred Wardle, Canadian Almanac & Directory
- Gail Dykstra, Director, Publisher and Government Relations, Micromedia Ltd.
- Carol Risher, Vice-President, Copyright and New Technology, Association of American Publishers.
- Bernard Katz, University of Guelph;
- Clive Bradley, Chief Executive, The Publishers Association (UK).
- Claude Brunet (invited), Partner, Ogilvy Renault, Avocats, Montreal
3:30 - 5:00pm. Issue Panels: [concurrent]
1. TECHNICAL PANEL:
Convenor: Alan MacDonald
- Alan MacDonald, Director, Information Services, University of Calgary
- Carole Moore, Chief Librarian, University of Toronto.
- Mary Jane Maffini, Director, Information Services and Product Development, CISTI.
Sponsored by the Canadian Library Association.
2. CULTURAL PANEL
Convenor: Jennifer Trant, Manager, Imaging Initiative, Getty Art History Information Program.
- Dr. Maxwell Anderson, Director, Art Gallery of Ontario
- Lyn Elliot Sherwood (invited), Director General, Canadian Heritage Information Network.
- Jean-Claude Guedon, Professeur titulaire, Universite de Montreal.
3. DIGITIZATION IN THE WORKPLACE
Convenor: John Anderson, Labour Researcher and Teacher.
- Theresa John, Researcher.
- Marc Belanger, CUPE.
- Bruce Roberts, CAW.
8:30 Speaker to be announced.
Wednesday, February 7, 1996: ISSUES and STRATEGIES
9:00 Economics of Digital Knowledge. (Plenary Panel)
- Convenor: Andrew Bjerring, President and CEO, CANARIE Inc.
- Laura Campbell, Project Director, National Digital Library Project, Library of Congress. "Capturing the Cultural Heritage of the World".
- David Bearman, Museum Educational Site Licensing Project. "The Declining Value of Copyright".
- Sam Sternberg, Future-Data, Consultant and Journalist.
Sponsored by IBM Canada.
10:15 Coffee Break
10:30 Issue Panels: [concurrent]
12:00 Noon: Lunch
- Consumer Needs Panel
- Convenor: Charles McClure, Distinguished Professor, School of Information Studies, Syracuse University.
- Charles McClure. Peter Scott, Manager, Small Systems, University of Saskatchewan Libraries.
- Andrew Clement(invited), Faculty of Information Studies, U. of T.
- Education and Training
- Convenor: Barbara Clubb, CEO, Ottawa Public Library.
- Harvey Weir, Director, STEM~Net & Chair, Canadian Education Network Coalition.
- Dr. Joseph Janes, Assistant Professor, School of Information and Library Studies, University of Michigan.
- Marita Moll, Canadian Teachers' Federation.
- Gender Issues in a Digital World
- Convenor: Leslie Regan Shade.
- Leslie Regan Shade, Consultant, Constructive Advice.
- Ellen Balka, Assistant Professor, Women's Studies, Memorial University.
- Maureen James, Peregrine Wood, WomensWeb.
1:15pm A Generational View: Digitization Projects presented by Young People.
- Convenor: Maureen Cubberley, Canada's Coalition for Public Information.
- Sponsored by Industry Canada
- Introduction. Doug Hull, Director General, Science Promotion and Academic Affairs, Industry Canada.
- Presentations: Gordon Fraser and Students, East Pictou Rural High School, Nova Scotia.
2:15 Towards the Digital Library
- Larry Bowden, Director of Multimedia, IBM Software Solutions.
3:15 Cultural Diversity and Global Digitization
- Jean-Claude Guedon, Professeur titulaire, Universite de Montreal.
3:45 CONCLUDING REMARKS
Marianne Scott, National Librarian and John Black, President, Ontario Library Association.
- Invited displays include:
* Industry Canada
* IBM's Digital Library
* National Library, "Electronic Publications Pilot"
* University of Toronto: "Initiatives at the University of Toronto".
* "The Can-Linked Initiative"
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