The University of Michigan is sponsoring a symposium exploring
the impact of mass digitization initiatives, March 10 and 11, 2006
in Ann Arbor MI. For more information, see the symposium website:

What are the transformative issues and implications that emerge
from mass digitization initiatives? How will initiatives such
as the Google parnership with academic libraries impact libraries,
universities, government, information policy, publishing, and
education? What are the professional, social, and economic issues?
How will we identify and respond to the challenges and
opportunities to shape future directions?

Please join us to discuss these vital issues. There is no
registration fee, but we do require registration. More
information, including the registration form and symposium
schedule, and can be found at the symposium website at:

The keynote speaker will be Tim O'Reilly, Founder & CEO, O'Reilly
Media, with closing remarks by Clifford Lynch. Panel participants

* Alan Aldworth, Chairman, ProQuest
* Barbara McFadden Allen, Director, Committee on Institutional
* Paul Courant, Professor, University of Michigan
* Nancy Davenport, President, Council on Library and Information
* Dan Greenstein, University Librarian and Executive Director of
    the California Digital Library
* Jean-Claude Guédon, Professor, University of Montreal
* James Hilton, Associate Provost for Academic, Information and 
    Instructional Technology Affairs and Interim University
    Librarian, University of Michigan
* Bruce James, Chief Executive Officer, U.S. Government Printing
* Brian Kahin, Adjunct Professor, University of Michigan
* Michael Keller, University Librarian, Stanford University
* John King, Dean School of Information, University of Michigan
* Ron Milne, Acting Director of University Library Services and
    Bodley’s Librarian, Oxford
* Josie Parker, Director, Ann Arbor District Library
* Mark Sandler, Collection Development Officer, University of
* Adam Smith, Google
* Michael Spinozzi, Executive Vice President and Chief Product
    Officer, Borders Group, Inc.
* Ed Tenner, Professor & Author, Princeton University
* Hal Varian, Professor, University of California, Berkeley
* Alicia Wise, Chief Executive, Publishers Licensing Society
* Karin Wittenborg, University Librarian, University of Virginia
* Ann Wolpert, Director of the Libraries, MIT

Perry Willett
Head, Digital Library Production Service
300 Hatcher North
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor MI 48109-1205
Ph: 734-764-8074
Fax: 734-647-6897
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