Annual Meeting
Legislative Research Librarians Programs
July 16-20, 2000 - Chicago, Illinois

Monday, July 17, 2000 8 - 9:15 AM
Intellectual Property in a Digital Environment
Advances in technology have spawned new conflict between the information infrastructure and intellectual property laws. To assist in determining what is legal or permissible, this session will provide background on the "digital dilemma" and the intellectual property laws intended to address these issues.

Monday, July 17, 2000 3 - 5 PM
Legislative Research Librarians and Project Citizen
An Internet demonstration for Project Citizen civics teachers on search techniques and evaluating search results, including some hands-on practice time.

Wednesday, July 19, 2000 12:15 - 2:45 PM
Business Meeting and Roundtable

Wednesday, July 19, 2000 3 - 5 PM
The Past Meets the Future: Digitizing 150 Years of the Chicago Tribune
This overwhelming project, to digitize the news archive of the Chicago Tribune into a full text and image database utilizing the latest available technologies, is creating a priceless resource for scholars and researchers. This session gives an overview of the methods and technologies applied, and the dissemination of the product to the community of potential users.

Thursday, July 20 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Reinventing Service to the Legislature and the Public
Moderator and panelists to be announced