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Keynote Speaker:

John P. Huchra, Robert O. and Holly Thomis Doyle Professor of
Cosmology at Harvard University, and Vice Provost for Research Policy.

Invited Speakers:

Nancy M. Cline, Roy E. Larsen Librarian of Harvard College

Ann Wolpert, Director, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Libraries.

Evan Owens, Chief Technology Officer of Portico.

Owen Gingerich, Professor of Astronomy and History of Science Emeritus, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.

Stephen Abram, Immediate past-President of the Canadian Library Association, President-elect SLA and Vice President of Innovation, SirsiDynix.

Jan Merrill-Oldham, Malloy-Rabinowitz Preservation Librarian in the Harvard University Library and the Harvard College Library.

Heather Joseph, Executive Director, The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC).

Julie Steffen / Elizabeth Huyck, Associate Journals Manager & Publication Director, Astronomy Journals / Astronomy Group Chief Manuscript Editor, University of Chicago Press.

Ken Heideman, Director of Publications, American Meteorological Society

Robert Kelly, Director, Journal Information Systems, The American Physical Society (APS).

Karen Hunter, Senior Vice President, Elsevier.

Lois Bacon, Director of Publisher Services, EBSCO Information Services.

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Program (as of June 16, 2006):

(Registered participants may pick up their conference packets at the Opening Reception Sunday June 18 or at the LISA V desk in the Science Center during the conference beginning at 8:30 Monday June 19)

Sunday, June 18, 2006

10:00 – 11:00 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Group Tour

2:00 – 4:00 Walking tour of Harvard Yard

4:00 – 6:00 Boston and Cambridge Double Decker Bus Tour

6:30 – 8:30 Opening Reception at the MIT Museum


Monday, June 19, 2006

9:00 – 9:10 Welcome

9:10 – 9:40 Nancy M. Cline, Roy E. Larson Librarian of Harvard College
Navigating dark matter: Libraries look to the future (invited)

9:45 – 10:30 Keynote Speaker: John Huchra, Vice Provost for Research Policy, Harvard University, and Robert O. & Holly Thomis Doyle Professor of Cosmology, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, MA, USA
Science libraries in the information age (invited)

10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break

LIBRARIES AND THE VIRTUAL OBSERVATORY
Session chair: François Ochsenbein, CDS, France

11:00 – 11:15 R. Hanisch, STScI, USA:
Digital data preservation and creation: a collaboration among libraries, publishers, and the Virtual Observatory

11:15 – 11:30 F. Genova, CDS, France:
The content of the CDS

11:30 – 11:45 G. Eichhorn, ADS, USA:
Connectivity in the Astronomy Digital Library

11:45 – 12:00 A. Holl, Konkoly Observatory, Hungary:
Observations and publications in the VO: Is the VO only for Big Science?

12:00- 12:10 Q & A

12:10 – 1:45 Lunch break

1:45 – 1:50 Announcements

CITATION ANALYSIS FOR ASTRONOMY
Session chair: Jane Holmquist, Princeton University, USA

1:50 – 2:05 A. Accomazzi, ADS, USA:
Creation and use of citations in the ADS

2:05 – 2:20 U. Grothkopf, ESO, Germany:
Introducing the H-Index in telescope statistics

2:20 – 2:35 J.F. Madrid, STScI, USA:
A method to measure the scientific output of the Hubble Space Telescope

2:35 – 2:50 M. Kurtz, ADS, USA:
The future of technical libraries

2:50 – 3:00 Q & A

3:00 – 3:30 Coffee break

OPEN ACCESS
Session chair: Jennifer Harter, MIT, USA

3:30 – 4:00 Heather Joseph, Executive Director, The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC)
Open Access: the promise and the practice (invited)

4:00 – 4:15 C. Birdie, IIAP, India:
Towards establishing an Open Access repository of publications in astronomy - a case study of Indian Institute of Astrophysics Repository

4:15 – 4:30 S. Barve, National Centre for Radio Astrophysics, India:
Managing digital archives using open source software tools

4:30 – 4:45 A. Pepe, CERN, Switzerland:
Protocols for scholarly communication

4:45 – 4:55 Q & A

6:00 – 8:30 ADS Demonstration at Wolbach Library


Tuesday, June 20, 2006

9:00 – 9:10 Announcements

9:10 – 9:40 Ann Wolpert, Director of MIT Libraries and President of the ARL (Association of Research Libraries)
Convergence: How information technology blurs boundaries and creates new opportunities (invited)

9:45 – 10:30 Stephen Abram
Immediate past-President of the Canadian Library Association, President-elect SLA and Vice President, Innovation, for SirsiDynix
Web 2.0: the Library 2.0 in your future (invited)

10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break

BEYOND ADS AND GOOGLE
Session chair: Kathleen Robertson, IfA Hawaii, USA

11:00 – 11:15 L. Robbins, University of Toronto, Canada:
Astronomy and astrophysics resource information survey

11:15 – 11:30 G. Burkhardt, ARI Heidelberg, Germany:
ARIBib -- where is it and where is it going?

11:30 – 11:45 M. Gómez, IAC, Tenerife, Spain:
Evaluating ADS, ISI Web of Knowledge and SCOPUS in the context of two astronomy libraries in Spain

11:45 – 12:00 D. MacMillan, University of Calgary, Canada:
Making space for specialized astronomy resources

12:00 – 12:10 Q & A

12:10 – 1:45 Lunch break

1:45 – 1:50 Announcements

THE CREATIVE LIBRARIAN
Session chair: Monique Gómez, IAC, Tenerife, Spain

1:50 – 2:05 J. Holmquist, Princeton University, USA:
Resources for College Libraries: Astronomy Section

2:05 – 2:20 F. Martines, INAF-Osservatorio di Palermo, Italy:
Information architecture and library webpages

2:20 – 2:35 F. Brunetti, INAF-Arcetri Astrophysical Observatory, Italy:
Astronomy for everyone! - The library of Arcetri Astrophysical Observatory towards the public : an example of integration of information resources

2:35 – 2:50 S. Ricketts, AAO, Australia:
Changing perceptions of the astronomy library and its functions

2:50 – 3:00 Q & A

3:00 – 3:30 Coffee break

PRESERVATION
Session chair: Molly White, University of Texas-Austin, USA

3:30 – 4:00 Jan Merrill-Oldham, Malloy-Rabinowitz Preservation Librarian in the Harvard University Library and the Harvard College Library
Of silver bullets and library resources in 2006 (invited)

4:00 – 4:15 F. Merida-Martin, Instituto Nacional de Tecnica Aeroespacial, Spain:
Digitization, integration and preservation of technical and historical information: the case of the National Institute for Aerospace Technique – INTA - of Spain

4:15 – 4:30 Poster review: E. Isaksson (Univ. Helsinki, Finland), E. Bouton (NRAO, USA)

4:30 – 6:00 Time for posters and viewing Collection of Scientific Instruments

7:00 – 10:30 Conference Banquet at the Harvard Museum of Natural History


Wednesday, June 21, 2006

8:45 – 8:55 Announcements

9:00 – 9:45 Evan Owens, Chief Technology Officer, Portico, Princeton, NJ
Long-term preservation of electronic journals: a survey of current initiatives (invited)

9:50 – 10:35 Owen Gingerich, Research Professor of Astronomy and History of Science, Harvard University, and senior astronomer emeritus, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
Gutenberg’s gift to astronomical history (invited)

10:35 – 11:00 Coffee break

HISTORY OF ASTRONOMY AND ASTRONOMICAL ARCHIVES
Session chair: Brenda Corbin, formerly USNO, USA

11:00 – 11:15 L. Schiavone, INAF-Osservatorio Astronomico di Torino, Italy:
Specola 2000: a project for the preservation of the historical archives of the twelve Italian Astronomical Observatories

11:15 – 11:30 K. Moran, Royal Observatory, UK:
Astronomical archives

11:30 – 11:45 E. Bouton, NRAO, USA:
Starting with nothing: Archives at NRAO

11:45 – 12:00 E. Bryson, CFHT, USA:
Gathering the forgotten voices: an oral history of CFHT's early years

12:00 – 12:15 B. Corbin, formerly USNO, USA:
Etienne Leopold Trouvelot (1827-1895), the artist and astronomer

12:15 – 12:25 Q & A

12:25 – 2:00 Lunch break

2:00 – 2:05 Announcements

THE E-JOURNAL SWAMP AND THE CHANGING PUBLISHING SECTOR
Session chair: Christina Birdie, IIAP, India

2:05 – 2:20 J. Steffen, Associate Journals Manager & Publication Director, Astronomy Journals, University of Chicago Press (presented by Elizabeth Huyck, Astronomy Group Chief Manuscript Editor, University of Chicago Press)
Same and Change in the Publishing Sector (invited)

2:20 – 2:35 A. Gasperini, INAF-Osservatorio Astronomico di Arcetri, Italy:
The astronomical interlibrary cooperation: the long and difficult plan of a journals coordinated acquisition. The Italian case

2:35 – 2:50 Y.M. Patil, Raman Research Institute, India:
Indian consortia models: FORSA libraries experience (presented by Nishtha Anilkumar and Nirupama Bawdekar)

2:50 – 3:05 T.J. Mahoney, IAC, Tenerife, Spain:
Is there really a future for electronic publications?

3:05 – 3:15 Q & A

3:15 – 3:45 Coffee break

3:45 – 5:15 Panel discussion: Future of Publishing
Moderator: David Stern, Director of Science Libraries and Information Services, Kline Science Library, Yale University, USA

Participants:
• Heather Joseph
Executive Director, The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC)
• Ken Heideman
Director of Publications, American Meteorological Society
• Karen Hunter
Senior Vice President, Elsevier
• Robert Kelly
Director, Journal Information Systems, The American Physical Society (APS)
• Lois Bacon
Director of Publisher Services, EBSCO Information Services

5:15 – 5:30 Closing remarks


Thursday, June 22, 2006

10:00 John F. Kennedy Library tour

10:00 Tour of Harvard's Widener Library

1:00 – 4:00 The Original Boston Shoreline: A Walking Tour through Old Boston

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Events:

The Opening Reception will be held at the MIT Museum on Sunday, June 18, 2006 from 6:30PM to 8:30PM.

Staff from the Astrophysics Data System and John G. Wolbach Library will host a demonstration of the ADS at the Wolbach Library on Monday, June 19 from 6:00PM to 8:30PM.

Enjoy a special viewing of the Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments at Harvard University, Tuesday, June 20, 4:45 to 6:00PM, just down the hall from the conference in the Science Center.

The Harvard Museum of Natural History will be the site for the Conference Banquet from 7:00PM to 10:30PM on Tuesday, June 20.

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Tours: (Advance Registration Required)

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Group Tour
Sunday, June 18, 10:00 am.

A tour of the Masterpieces of the Museum of Fine Arts will take place on Sunday morning at 10:00 am. A tour guide will lead the group on visit to the museum’s best known works. The tour will last approximately one hour. The tour price includes admission to the museum when the tour ends.

Walking tour of Harvard Yard
Sunday, June 18, 2:00 pm.

The tour will begin at 2:00 pm at the Charles Plaza, outside the Charles Hotel. The tour will center on Harvard Yard and its history. The Science Center, where the LISA conference will be held will be identified. We will not be able to go into the Widener library at this time. The tour will end at Holyoke Center where public restrooms are available. The Double Decker bus tour will begin at the Holyoke Center.

Boston and Cambridge Double Decker Bus Tour
Sunday, June 18, 4:00 to 6:00 pm.

Join this rolling visit to the Boston and Cambridge area. The guided bus tour will begin the journey at Harvard Square. After visiting sites in Cambridge, you will travel across the bridge to see the highlights of downtown Boston. The trip will end on the MIT campus where travelers will be taken to the MIT Museum for the LISA V opening reception.

John F. Kennedy Library tour
Thursday, June 22, 10:00 am

This guided tour of the JFK museum will include a special visit to the library and archives, which is not usually included in the museum’s tours. The tour price includes admission to the museum when the tour ends.

Tour of Harvard's Widener Library
Thursday June 22, 10:00 am

Enjoy a personal tour, given by Harvard librarians, of the recently renovated Harry Elkins Widener Memorial Library. Space is limited. Sign up for the tour at the LISA desk at the conference.

The Original Boston Shoreline: A Walking Tour through Old Boston
Thursday June 22, 1:00 to 4:00 pm

Walking is the best way to experience historic Boston. Join MIT science librarian Michael Noga on a 2.5 mile (4 km) walk through the old Warehouse District, Liberty Square, Beacon and Pemberton Hills, Faneuil Hall area, Copps Hill, and the North End. The tour is focused on how the landscape changed as hills were reduced and land was made. Historic sites and interesting architecture will be noted on the way. The walk starts next to the Old State House and ends at about 4 PM in the North End where there are several excellent restaurants, coffee houses, and bakeries.

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Last updated on June 16, 2006
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