School of Information Sciences

Digital Libraries Colloquium Series

Sponsored by the School of Computer Science-Carnegie Mellon University, the School of Information Sciences-University of Pittsburgh, the University Library System-University of Pittsburgh, the University Libraries-Carnegie Mellon University and the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

Gloriana St. Clair

Dean, University Libraries, Carnegie Mellon University

Wednesday, February 22, 2006
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Newell Simon Hall, Room 1305, Carnegie Mellon University

"Progress Towards the Digital Future"

Abstract: This talk will discuss briefly three new developments related to the digital future. The NIH Open Access initiative will be covered, Google’s announcement about its newly designed access in China will be noted, and three large digitization efforts—Google Print, the Million Book Project, and the Open Content Alliance—will be described. There will be an opportunity for discussion.

Bio: Gloriana St. Clair is the Dean of University Libraries at Carnegie Mellon. Her current interests center around issues of scholarly communication in the academy, building the digital library of the future through initiatives such as the Million Book Project, and creating a library organization through strategic planning, quality assurance, strong consultation with faculty and students, active support of diversity, dynamic fundraising and creative leadership. Prior to her appointment at Carnegie Mellon, St. Clair held administrative library posts at Penn State University, Oregon State University, Texas A&M University, the University of Oklahoma and the University of California at Berkeley.

St. Clair is the author of more than 100 articles, editorials and presentations. She has been editor of three professional journals: she co-founded and edited portal: Libraries and the Academy (1999-2003); Journal of Academic Librarianship (1996-99); College and Research Libraries (1990-96). St. Clair earned a bachelor’s degree in English at the University of Oklahoma (1962); a master’s degree in library science at the University of California at Berkeley (1963); a doctor’s degree in literature at the University of Oklahoma (1970); and a master’s degree in business management at the University of Texas at San Antonio (1980). In 1969, St. Clair did her dissertation on The Lord of the Rings; her subsequent book, Tolkien’s Cauldron, is available at


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