SMETE-Lib Workshop July 21 to 23, 1998

National Science Foundation
Arlington, VA

Overview of the Agenda

The agenda for the workshop concentrates on two topics, which have been identified by the Steering Committee and the staff of the National Science Foundation.

Scope and features
There are a variety of concepts for the form that a digital library, or libraries, for undergraduate education might take. They differ in the intended audience, the types of material collected, the methods of organization, and how they might impact education. The first topic is to categorize these options and to list the educational benefits associated with each.

The second topic builds on the list of concepts generated by from the first topic. Since it is not possible to address all options at the same time, the task is to recommend priorities. What should be done first and why?

To address these topics, members of the workshop will be divided into breakout groups with approximately 15 to 20 people in each, chaired by members of the Steering Committee. Members of the workshop will be pre-assigned to groups, with the aim of having all viewpoints represented in each group.

Tuesday, July 21
National Science Foundation, Room 375

Take the North Elevator to the second floor of the NSF building and sign in at the security desk.

7:00 - 7:30 pmRegistration
7:30 - 7:45 Brief Welcome and Introduction
Norman Fortenberry, Division Director
Division of Undergraduate Education, NSF
7:45 - 8:15 Welcoming Remarks
Luther Williams, Assistant Director
Directorate for Education and Human Resources, NSF
8:15 -8:45 Questions
Norman Fortenberry and Luther Williams
8:45 Coffee and cookies

Wednesday, July 22
National Science Foundation, Room 375

8:00 - 8:30 amCoffee
8:30 - 8:45Welcome
Frank Wattenberg, NSF
8:45 - 9:15 Background: Review of the National Research
Council study, "Developing a Digital National
Library for Undergraduate Science, Mathematics,
Engineering, and Technology Education", August 1997
Jack Wilson, RPI
9:15 - 10:00Introduction to the first breakout topic:
Scope and Features of the SMETE Library
William Arms, CNRI
10:00 - 10:30Break
10:30 - 12:00Breakout groups: Scope and Features of the SMETE Library
12:00 - 1:15 pmLunch
1:15 - 3:00Breakout topic: Scope and Features of the SMETE Library(continued)
3:00 - 3:45Break
3:45 - 5:30Reports on first breakout groups
5:30 - 7:00Breakout group leaders prepare materials for second breakout topic

Evening on your own.

Thursday, July 23
National Science Foundation, Room 375

8:00 - 8:30 amCoffee
8:30 - 10:00Introduction to the second breakout topic: Priorities
for the SMETE Library

Alice Agogino, University of California, Berkeley
Wade Ellis, West Valley College
Steve Griffin, COLLEGIS
10:00 - 10:30Break
10:30 - 12:30Breakout groups: Priorities for the SMETE Library
12:30 - 1:45 pmLunch
1:45 - 2:45Reports on second breakout groups
2:45 - 3:30Conclusions and recommendations

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Last revised: July 15, 1998