ARCHIVED: Colloquium Committee

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Content creators, libraries, and end-users are faced with a dynamic information environment in which the term "publishing" has multiple meanings. Information exists in a complex continuum--from authorship to editing and marketing, and then from library purchase and retention to usage by readers. Information can now be found in multiple formats and in multiple systems. But even in those areas where traditional publishing dominates, format changes and economic issues are bringing new challenges to both content creators and those whose job it is to maintain collections. Add to this the fact that users of information now have to concern themselves, as never before, with the issues of permanency and authentication.  Because of this, there is the potential for too many misunderstandings and unspoken expectations. It is the charge of this committee to bridge this gap, to bring a shared understanding of the contributions and needs of information creators and information consumers.