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RLI 267 December 2009
A Bimonthly Report
from ARL, CNI, and SPARC
A Special Issue on Distinctive Collections
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1–2
Special Collections at the Cusp of the Digital Age: A Credo . . . . . . . 3–9
Clifford A. Lynch, Executive Director, Coalition for Networked Information
Moving Special Collections Forward in an Age of Discovery:
Themes from the ARL-CNI Forum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10–19
Lisa R. Carter, Head, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries
and Visiting Program Officer for the ARL Special Collections Working Group
The Collaborative Imperative:
Special Collections in the Digital Age . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20–29
Anne R. Kenney, Carl A. Kroch University Librarian, Cornell University
The Changing Role of Special Collections
in Scholarly Communications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30–42
Donald J. Waters, Senior Program Officer, Scholarly Communications, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
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