National Scholarly Communications Forum
Round Table No 7


Mount Ainslie Room, The Hyatt Hotel, Canberra
Thursday 17 July 1997


Updated 7 November, 1997

8.30 am        Registration (List of Registrants)                                                

9.00 - 9.05    Welcome to participants and introduction of Round Table      
.              Chair, Virginia Walsh (ALIA)                                 

               Professor Angus Martin, Chair, NSCF                          

9.05 - 10.00   Setting the Scene                                            

               Mr Warren Horton (National Library of Australia)             

.              Mr Alex Byrne (Northern Territory University)                

10.00 - 10.30  Tea/coffee break                                             

10.30 - 11.30  The Academies' view point                                    

.              Australian Academy of the Humanities - Professor  Paul       

.              Australian Academy of Science - Professor Neville Fletcher   

.              Academy of Social Sciences in Australia - Mr Ian Castles,    

               Academy of Technological Sciences - Professor Peter Poole    

11.30 - 11.50  The libraries' perspective                                   

.              Ms Madeleine McPherson (University of Southern Queensland)   

11.50 - 12.20  Bridging the gap between the ideal and the reality:          

               Vice Chancellor's Perspective, Professor Deryck Schreuder    
               (Vice Chancellor, University of Western Sydney)              

12.20 - 1.30   Lunch - Palm Courtyard South                                 

1.30 - 2.00    Panel of overseas speakers                                   

               Chair, Mr Colin Steele (Librarian, Australian National       

               Professor Stanley Katz (USA)                                 

               Ms Margaret Calder (NZ)                                      

               Professor John Meisel (Canada)                               

2.00 - 2.45    Identifying the issues                                       

.              Professor Angus Martin (University of Sydney)                

.              Mr John Shipp (University of Wollongong)                     

2.45 - 3.15    Discussion groups                                            

               Four groups, two led by speakers from the previous session,  
               and Ms Virginia Walsh (ALIA) and Dr David Bennett (AAH)      

3.15 - 3.45    Tea/coffee break                                             

3.45 - 4.15    Reporting back from the groups, and open discussion          

4.15 - 5.15    Identifying outcomes                                         

               Chair: Mr John Levett (Editor, Australian Library Journal)   

5.15 pm        Close                                                        

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