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Title: R. W. (Richard W.) Meyer Papers
Identification: MS346
Date: 1968-2008
Size/Quantity: 19.2 linear feet (45 document cases, 1 half-size document case, 1 oversize box)
Language: This collection is written in English.
Creator: Meyer, R. W., (Richard W.)
Repository: Archives & Records Management, Library, Georgia Institute of Technology
Abstract:This collection is made up of eleven series, which document Richard Meyer's professional activities during his thirty-eight years as a library administrator in academic libraries. Series 7, the largest series, contains files on research completed for Meyer's publications and presentations. Also included are materials on consulting, advisory boards, accreditation reviews, and conferences and workshops, as well as some documentation of his graduate work in Library Science and Economics, and a small amount of material on each of his professional positions.

Biographical/Historical Note

R. W. (Richard W.) Meyer served as the Dean and Director of Libraries at the Georgia Institute of Technology from October 2000 until his retirement in August 2008. Prior to his appointment at Georgia Tech, he was the Director of the Library at the Elizabeth Huth Coates Library at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas for nine years. From August 1979 to July 1991, he held the position of Associate Director of Libraries at Clemson University. Earlier appointments included the Director of Library Technical Services at Indiana State University (1976-1979) and the Assistant Director for Technical Services at the University of Texas at Dallas Library (1970-1976).

After receiving a B. A. in Library Science and a B. S. in Chemistry from the University of Missouri in 1967, Meyer went on to complete an M. S. in Library Science from the University of Illinois in 1970. He worked as a graduate assistant at the University of Illinois Library during 1969-1970. He also served as Assistant Librarian at E. I. DuPont de Nemours and Co. at the Savannah River Laboratory in Aiken, South Carolina between 1967 and 1969. In his first position after receiving his M. S. degree, at the University of Texas at Dallas Library, Meyer served as Assistant Director and developed the Library's technical services department. He was in charge of the Library's budget, and he guided UTD's participation in the development of the first computer output microfiche catalog in the United States. Meyer moved to a similar position at the Indiana State University Library in 1976, where he reorganized the workflow and operation of technical services, started a new department for data input and maintenance, and began a staff development program.

In August 1979, Meyer became Associate Director of Libraries at Clemson University, a position he held for twelve years. During his period at Clemson, he continued his work in library automation by initiating the installation of NOTIS for acquisitions and cataloging and BRS Search software for database access to journal articles. He also helped develop and supervise a reorganization of the Library, chaired a task force on emergency preparedness, and directed personnel operations. While employed at the Clemson Library, he completed an M. A. in Economics from Clemson. Meyer became the Director of the Coates Library at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas in August 1991. While there he developed and implemented a strategic plan, which improved the Library's automation program, provided better access to collections, and improved bibliographic instruction. He also oversaw an expansion project that added 32,000 square feet to the Library building.

In 2000, Meyer was appointed Dean and Director of Libraries at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Among his many accomplishments during his eight years as Dean, Meyer oversaw the development of the Library West Commons, an information commons with 100 workstations, as well as the Library East Commons, which included a flexible study/teaching/performance space, coffee shop, and group study areas. He directed numerous innovations in the Library, including the establishment of the Digital Initiatives department (later the Scholarly Communication and Digital Services department) and the foundation of Georgia Tech's institutional repository, SMARTech. In addition, Meyer began a program to provide 24-hour access to the Library from Sunday through Thursday.

Throughout his professional life Meyer published widely on topics relating to library automation and technology, journal pricing, scholarly communication, and librarians as professionals, on issues such as tenure, salaries, and faculty status. He also published on the subject of the economy of acid rain control, the topic of his master's thesis in economics. His output includes well over forty scholarly articles and book chapters, and more than fifty presentations and reviews.

Source: Richard W. Meyer resume, at http://www.library.gatech.edu/research_help/librarians/documents/RMeyer.pdf. Accessed on May 12, 2009.


Scope and Content Note

This collection is made up of eleven series, documenting Richard Meyer's professional activities during his thirty-eight years as a library administrator in academic libraries. Series 1, Graduate work, contains research papers and notes from coursework that Meyer completed for his M. S. in Library Science and his M. A. in Economics. Series 2 consists of a small number of files dating from each of his professional positions. Series 3, 4 and 5 contain papers relating to Meyer's accreditation reviews, his consulting work, and his service on advisory boards, particularly his work for the Southeastern Library Network (SOLINET; later Lyrasis). Series 6 is made up of programs and related materials from professional conferences, workshops, and meetings that Meyer attended during the course of his professional life.

By far the largest series, Series 7 contains files on research completed for Meyer's publications and presentations. These files include research and/or presentation notes, related correspondence, and article drafts, as well as the completed publications, in many cases. Series 8 consists of files on book and article reviews. Series 9, a small series, consists of general office files and correspondence.

Four videotapes of Meyer's presentations are housed in Series 10. The final series, Series 11, contains several plaques and certificates. Notable in this series is a plaque for the K. G. Saur Award for the best article in College and Research Libraries (July 2000), and a certificate of appreciation for his service on the SOLINET Board of Directors (2004-2007).


Arrangement

Arranged into eleven series, some of which have been divided into subseries:

SERIES 1. Graduate work

SERIES 2. Professional positions

SERIES 3. Accreditation reviews

SERIES 4. Consulting

SERIES 5. Advisory boards

SERIES 6. Conferences, workshops, and meetings

SERIES 7. Publications, presentations, and research

SERIES 8. Reviews

SERIES 9. Correspondence, general office files

SERIES 10. Audiovisual materials

SERIES 11. Plaques and certificates


Index Terms

Academic libraries--United States.
Academic library directors--United States.
Georgia Institute of Technology. Library and Information Center.
Library research--United States.
Meyer, R. W., (Richard W.)

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Please cite [Item, Folder Title, Series Title,] R. W. (Richard W.) Meyer Papers (MS346), Archives, Library and Information Center, Georgia Institute of Technology.

Provenance

Obtained by gift, July 2008 (2008.048).

Processing Information

Christine de Catanzaro, Katherine King, and Mallory Velten processed these papers in May 2009.

Revisions to Finding Aid

March 2010:
  • Finding aid imported into Archivists' Toolkit.

  • Restrictions

    Restrictions: Access

    A few files in this collection have been restricted because of privacy/confidentiality concerns.

    Restrictions: Use

    Permission to publish materials from this collection must be obtained from the Head of Archives and Special Collections.


    Separated Material

    Photographs from this collection will be separated and processed separately, as VAM346.


    Related Material

    See also the Dean and Director of Libraries (Georgia Institute of Technology) Records (UA306), in this repository.


    Other Finding Aids

    A print copy of this finding aid is available in the Georgia Tech Archives reading room.


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    SERIES 1: Graduate work, 1968-1986

    Description

    This series includes course materials from Meyer's graduate work in Library Science (University of Illinois) and Economics (Clemson University).

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    11Beta Phi Mu certificate and correspondence, 1973-1980
    12Reference problems (from coursework), 1969-1970
    13Reference information: Course in bibliographies, 1968-1970
    14Library Administration course papers (RESTRICTED), 1969
    15Literature of Humanities and Social Sciences course (RESTRICTED), 1970
    16Information Storage and Retrieval Systems course (RESTRICTED), 1970
    17Library Buildings class (RESTRICTED), 1970
    18Government Documents course (RESTRICTED), 1970
    19Graduate program (Clemson University) (RESTRICTED), 1982-1986
    110Economics 801 (Clemson University) notes, ca. 1982
    111Economics 802 (Industrial Organization) notes, ca. 1983
    112Economics 825 (Economics of Environmental Quality) notes, ca. 1984
    113Economics 827 (Property Rights) notes, ca. 1985
    114Political Economy of Acid Rain Control, 1986
     

    SERIES 2: Professional positions, ca. 1967-2007

    Description

    Series 2 consists of materials relating to each of Meyer's professional positions.



    Subseries 2.1: Experience Archive: Savannah River, ca. 1967

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    21Experience Archive: Savannah River, ca. 1967



    Subseries 2.2: University of Texas at Dallas, ca. 1970-1976

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    22Cataloging non-print media, ca. 1975
    23University of Dallas: zero based budgeting, ca. 1975
    24University of Dallas, ca. 1970-1976
    25Character sets, ca. 1972-1974



    Subseries 2.3: Cunningham Memorial Library - Indiana State University, ca. 1976-ca. 1979

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    26Cunningham Memorial Library - Indiana State University, 1976-1979
    27Indiana State University, acquisitions information, ca. 1979
    28Miscellaneous, Indiana State University, ca. 1978-1979
    29Indiana State University, ca. 1979



    Subseries 2.4: Clemson University, 1979-1991

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    31Clemson University Libraries Annual Report, ca. 1982-1990
    32Clemson: Strom Thurmoid Library building program, ca. 1983
    33Clemson: LUIS campaign materials, ca. 1985
    34Clemson miscellaneous, ca. 1990-1995
    35Clemson bylaws, Hena bylaws, ca. 1988-1992
    36Clemson: library policy and procedure, 1991
    37Clemson: Doris statistics, ca. 1990-1991
    38Clemson: goals and objectives, ca. 1990-1995
    39R. M. Cooper Library, Clemson, ca. 1980-1987
    310Allocation control system, ca. 1973
    311Clemson position, Clemson, 1979-1991

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    41Publicity, flyers, news write-ups - Clemson, 1985-1987
    42Scholar information support, Clemson, 1990
    43Sabbatical report, Clemson, 1989
    44Daily diary, Clemson, 1989-1990
    45Meyer promotion, Clemson, 1989-1990
    46Ralph Hood, 1988
    47Kiwanis message, Clemson, ca. 1983
    48Retirement - Sullivan/Sutcliffe, ca. 1980-1981
    49Miscellaneous, Clemson, ca. 1987-1997
    410Memos from libraries, Clemson, ca. 1976-1981
    411Things to do, Clemson, 1988-1989
    412Library reports, Clemson, 1980-1981
    413Oak Ridge University Association, Clemson, ca. 1987
    414Second faculty salary study, Clemson, ca. 1987-1989
    415Faculty salary study, Clemson, ca. 1987-1988
    416Joe Boykin, Clemson, 2006



    Subseries 2.5: Trinity University, 1991-2000

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    51Trinity position, Trinity, 1991-2000
    52Maddux Library, Trinity, 1993
    53Initial agenda, Maddux Library, Trinity, ca. 1991
    54Maddux Library vision statement, Trinity, 1993
    55Library prints, Trinity, ca. 1991-1994
    56Memos on issues, Trinity, ca. 1991
    57Seymour Davis Seymour, ca. 1988-1989
    58OMS academic library consultant training, ca. 1979-1980
    59Consulting, ca. 1978-1998
    510Leave requests, 1992-1999
    511Photos, ca. 1982-1996

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    61Presidential search, Trinity University, ca. 1998
    62Professional activities summary, 1991
    63Professional activities, 1992
    64Professional activities summary, 1993
    65Professional activities summary, 1994
    66Third and fifth year reviews, Trinity College, 1993-1995
    67Professional activities, 1995
    68Professional activities, 1996
    69Professional activities, 1997
    610Professional activities, 1998
    611Professional activities, 1999
    612Professional activities, 2000

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    71A report on academic year, 1990-1993
    72A report on academic year, 1994-1996
    73Strategic plan, Trinity, 1999
    74Report on evaluation and improvement, Trinity, 1999
    75Strategic plan follow-up, Trinity, ca. 1997-1999
    76Miscellaneous, Trinity, ca. 1998-2002



    Subseries 2.6: Georgia Institute of Technology, 1994-2007

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    81Georgia Tech position, 2000-2007
    82Resume, 2007
    83Georgia Tech library background, ca. 2000
    84Georgia Tech agenda, ca. 2000
    85Meeting with Clough, 2000-2001
    86Meeting with Chameau, 2000-2005
    87Digital repositories, 2002
    88Institutional repositories - executive board presentation, 2002

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    91Strategic Planning Commission, ca. 1994-1997
    92Data repository, 2006-2007
    93Sustaining Digital Libraries Symposium, 2006
    94Georgia Public Library Service strategic plan, 2007
    95Crit's retirement, 2007
    96Evergreen development, 2007
     

    SERIES 3: Accreditation reviews, 1998-2003

    Description

    This series includes the paper records of accreditation reviews.

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    101Washington and Lee, 1998-1999
    102Stetson review, 2001
    103Mercer assessment, 2000-2001

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    111Appalachian State, 2001-2002
    112Troy State, 2003
    113Monterrey Tech, Mexico, 2003
    114Monterrey Tech University, system, 2003
     

    SERIES 4: Consulting, 1978-2003

    Description

    This series consists of materials on Meyer's consulting work.

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    121Curriculum labs, ca. 1978-1979
    122Lilly Web, ca. 1995-1996
    123Harris Computer Corporation, ca. 1985-1987
    124Chemists Club Library, NY, 1992
    125Ouachita Baptist University, 1993

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    131Westminister/miscellaneous, 2003
    132Chemist Club info, NY, 1991-1992
    133Winona State University (RESTRICTED), 1994
     

    SERIES 5: Advisory Boards, 1977-2008

    Description

    This series consists of materials on Meyer's work on Advisory Boards, particularly RACL/GALILEO and SOLINET.

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    141Total Compensation Initiative (RESTRICTED), 2008
    142HR advisory board, 2007
    143Board of directors reference manual, 2006-2007
    144SOLINET building, 2007
    145SOLINET papers, 2007
    146SOLINET compensation (RESTRICTED), 2007
    147SOLINET papers, 2007

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    151SOLINET papers, 2006-2007
    152SOLINET, 2006
    153SOLINET papers, 2005
    154SOLINET Planning Committee, 2005
    155SOLINET (finance), 2005
    156SOLINET reference manual, 2004-2005

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    161Board of Directors meeting, SOLINET, 2005
    162Miscellaneous, SOLINET, 2004-2005
    163SOLINET Board, 2004
    164RACL Board, 2006-2007
    165GALILEO to Board of Regents, 2005
    166RACL/GALILEO, 2003
    167RACL/GALILEO, part 1, 2004

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    171RACL/GALILEO, part 2, 2004
    172RACL/GALILEO (part 1), 2005
    173RACL/GALILEO (part 2), 2005
    174RACL/GALILEO (part 3), 2005
    175RACL/GALILEO, 2006
    176University system of Georgia, 2005

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    181American Library Association, council, 1999
    182LITA, American Library Association, 1979-1980
    183Association of College and Research Libraries, 1987-1990
    184Focus on the Family, ALA, 1995
    185IPEDS Advisory Committee, 1993-1996
    186Oberlin Group (photographs), ca. 1992-1999
    187Indiana Library Association, 1977
    188South Carolina Library Association, ca. 1989
    189Academic Library Statistics Committee, 1991-1993
    1810Standards for university library notes, ca. 1986
    1811Standards, invitees and inputs, ca. 1986
    1812Standards for university libraries, drafts, ca. 1988
    1813ACRL - university standards review, ca. 1988-1989
    1814Certificates, 1980
     

    SERIES 6: Conferences, workshops, and meetings, 1976-2008

    Description

    This series contains programs and related materials documenting Meyer's attendance at conferences throughout his career.

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    191LITA - Closing the Catalog, ca. 1979
    192Indiana - no-growth budget conference, 1976
    193Illinois, ISAD/Networks Institute, 1977
    194Serials automation, 1980
    195Planning, organizing, delegating, 1981
    196Association of Southeastern Research Libraries, 1980
    197Cause '81, St. Louis, 1981
    198Me a Leader? You Betcha!, Tri-County Technical College, 1982
    199Basic programming, 1981
    1910Integrated Online Library Systems conference, 1984
    1911Communication, motivation, discipline, 1984
    1912Microcomputers, 1984
    1913Leadership techniques, 1984
    1914Vital issues, 1985
    1915Design, Selection and Implementation of Library Automation, 1985
    1916HENA conference, 1986
    1917American Library Association, San Francisco, 1987
    1918LINX Users' Meeting, 1987
    1919OIS - New York, 1987
    1920American Library Association, midwinter, 1988
    1921SHENA, 1988
    1922American Library Association, summer, 1988
    1923ASERL - libraries and computer center convergence, 1988
    1924ALA midwinter, 1990
    1925SCLA Hilton Head, 1989
    1926BRS User Group meeting, 1989
    1927American Library Association, Dallas, 1989
    1928BRS Users Group meeting, 1988
    1929ACRL Cincinnati, 1989
    1930Midwinter, 1989
    1931EDUCOM, 1988
    1932INFORMA, Austin, 1990
    1933Computers in libraries, 1990
    1934BRS Users Group, 1990
    1935HENA meeting, 1990

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    201Information Industry Association meeting, 1990
    202American Library Association, summer, 1990
    203University of Illinois clinic, 1991
    204ALA midwinter, Chicago, 1991
    205SCLA/TLA conference, 1990
    206South Carolina Library Association, Columbia, 1990
    207BRS Users Group, Paris, 1990
    208LITA, 1991
    209Texas Telecom Center, 1992
    2010Oberlin Group, Boston, 1992
    2011ALA, San Francisco, 1992
    2012AMIGOS, 1992
    2013INFORMA, 1992
    2014ACRL, Salt Lake City, 1992
    2015ALA midwinter, San Antonio, 1992
    2016ALA Atlanta, summer, ca. 1992
    2017BRS Users Group, 1991
    2018ALA midwinter "alternative models...", 1993
    2019USC information access conference (presentation 2), 1993
    2020USC information access conference (presentation 1), 1993
    2021University of South Carolina, library, 1993
    2022ALA midwinter - Denver, 1993
    2023"The Inevitability of Electronic Publications", 1992
    2024University of Texas Library School, 1992
    2025INCOLSA, 1993
    2026AMIGOS, May 1993
    2027Oberlin Group, Gettysburg, 1993
    2028OCLC Users Council, 1993
    2029EDUCOM, 1993
    2030ALA summer, New Orleans, 1993
    2031Envisioning Information, Austin, 1993
    2032ALA midwinter, Los Angeles, 1994
    2033EDUCOM, 1994
    2034"Digital Libraries," Texas, 1994

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    211Oberlin Group, Carleton College, 1994
    212ALCTS "Electronic Library: Administrative Issues," San Antonio, 1994
    213AMIGOS, 1995
    214Internet Servers, University of Texas, Austin, 1995
    215Computers in Libraries, 1995
    216Redefining Libraries - AMIGOS, UT Arlington, 1995
    217Digital Libraries, 1995
    218Oberlin Group, San Antonio, 1995
    219Challenging Marketplace Solutions, Washington D.C., 1995
    2110NCES - trip, Washington D.C., 1995
    2111ALA, Chicago, 1995
    2112ALA, New York, 1996
    2113AMIGOS, membership, 1996
    2114SAS, Chicago, 1996
    2115Lilly panel, Indianapolis, 1996
    2116First Things First - seminar, 1996
    2117ALA, midwinter, 1996
    2118Oberlin Group program, Wooster, 1996
    2119ICUT, Texas Christian University, 1996
    2120Mackenzie University, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 1997
    2121AMIGOS - fall conference, Dallas, 1997
    2122TICUL (TCSUL), Austin, 1997
    2123Peter Lowe's success seminar, 1997
    2124Mellow conference, Atlanta, 1997
    2125ACRL, Nashville, 1997
    2126ALA midwinter, Washington D.C., 1997
    2127AMIGOS, Dallas, 1998
    2128TICUL, spring meeting, Abilene, 1998
    2129ALA midwinter - New Orleans, 1998
    2130ASIS, Pittsburgh, 1998

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    221Oberlin Group, Get Thee to a Group, 1998
    222Oberlin Group, Washington and Lee University, 1998
    223Project Muse - panel, ALA, 1998
    224American Library Association, Washington D.C., 1998
    225ACS - Trinity, 1999
    226Oberlin Group, Michigan, 1999
    227Delphi forum, ARL/OCLC, 1999
    228ARL/OCLC, strategic issues, Keystone, 1999
    229TICUL - Austin, 1999
    2210AAUP - Austin, "Journals Strategies", 1999
    2211Association of Research Libraries, 2000
    2212ALA midwinter, San Antonio, 2000
    2213AMIGOS, spring, Dallas, 2000
    2214American Library Association, Chicago, 2000
    2215RACL - St. Simons, 2000
    2216ARL, Washington D.C., 2000
    2217National Information Standards Organization (NISO), Washington D.C., 2001
    2218SACS - Visiting Committee, Stetson/Daytona Beach, Florida, 2001
    2219American Library Association, Washington D.C., midwinter, 2001
    2220SOLINET, 2001

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    231ARL Toronto, 2001
    232ARL - Access to Information Resources Committee, Toronto, Canada, 2001
    233ALA midwinter, New Orleans, 2002
    234Leadership retreat, Kingwood Resort, 2002
    235ARL - Strategic Issues Forum, Las Vegas, NV, 2002
    236ALADN conference, San Antonio, TX, 2002
    237OCLC, Dublin, OH, 2002
    238In-reach programs, ALA midwinter, New Orleans, 2002
    239Association of Research Libraries, Santa Monica, 2002
    2310Association of Research Libraries, membership meeting, Washington D.C., 2002
    2311SOLINET - Creating a Culture of Learning, 2002
    2312EDUCAUSE, 2002
    2313Minorities in Management forum, 2002

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    241Association of Research Libraries, 2002
    242Merlot - Atlanta, Mariott Marquis, 2002
    243ALA - Atlanta, 2002
    244Sapphire directors' meeting, Chicago, 2002
    245SOLINET, Atlanta, 2002
    246RACL, St. Simons Island, GA, 2002
    247University system of Georgia, annual computing conference, 2002
    248RACL, Athens, 2002
    249Association of Southeastern Research Libraries, Atlanta, 2002
    2410CNI/SACS meetings, San Antonio, 2002
    2411ASERL, Charleston, 2003
    2412CLIR sponsors' symposium, Washington D.C., 2003
    2413RACL, Jekyll Island, 2003
    2414SOLINET, 2003
    2415Association of Research Libraries, Lexington, 2003

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    251Association of Research Libraries, Washington D.C., 2003
    252ASERL - fall 2003 membership meeting, 2003
    253Association of Southeastern Research Libraries, New Orleans, 2004
    254ICOLC, New Orleans, 2004
    255SOLINET annual meeting, 2004
    256Association of Research Libraries, 2004
    257Association of Research Libraries, 2004
    258Association of Southeastern Research Libraries, Atlanta, 2004
    259SPARC, Washington D.C., 2004
    2510ASERL membership meeting materials, 2005
    2511Association of Research Libraries, Philadelphia, 2005

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    261Association of Research Libraries, Washington D.C., 2005
    262Association of Southeastern Research Libraries, 2005
    263Association of Southeastern Research Libraries, Savannah, 2006
    264University of Illinois learning commons, 2006
    265Association of Research Libraries, Ottawa, Canada, 2006
    266Association of Research Libraries, Washington D.C., 2006
    267Coalition for Networked Information (CNI), Washington D.C., 2006
    268Association of Southeastern Research Libraries, Atlanta, 2006
    269Association of Southeastern Research Libraries, 2007
    2610SOLINET board of directors meeting, 2007
    2611Association of Research Libraries, business meeting, 2007

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    271Association of Southeastern Research Libraries, fall, 2007
    272Association of Research Libraries, Washington D.C., 2007
    273Association of Southeastern Research Libraries, 2008
    274SOLINET, 2008
     

    SERIES 7: Publications, presentations, and research, 1976-2008

    Description

    This series consists of research notes and copies of presentations and publications that Meyer gave throughout his career.

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    275Non-Periodical Microform Resources in University of Texas at Dallas Library: a guide, 1976
    276COM catalog based on OCLC records, 1977
    277Cooper Library: Status and Agenda, Clemson University, 1979-1980
    278"The Effects of Library Organization on Current Trends and Innovations: A Bibliography", 1978

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    281Vendor performance, 1974
    282COM catalogs based on OCLC records, 1977
    283INCOLSA Online Task Force, 1978
    284"Two Shared Cataloging Databases: A Comparison", 1977
    285COM Catalogs: Some Practical Considerations, 1977
    286COM and Library Catalogs, 1978
    287Machine Readable Records: paper
    288The Effect of Emerging Trends on Library Organization, 1977-1978

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    291Keeping up with the journal literature, 1979
    292"Literary Professionalism and the Democratic Way", 1980
    293General methodology and linear model for planning and evaluation, 1981
    294Library automation: "A General Planning Methodology", 1981
    295Journal readings, 1980
    296Faculty status: second thoughts, 1981
    297General methodology and linear model for planning and evaluation, 1981

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    301"How to Buy the System You Always Wanted Without the Agony of Bidding", 1983
    302"A Simple Organization Scheme for Small Church Libraries", 1983
    303Overview of OCLC-MARC tape use, 1985
    304"The Threat of the Debt", 1985
    305Thesis draft, 1986
    306Thesis progress, 1986
    307Thesis data, ca. 1986
    308OLS regression, 1986
    309Logits, 1986
    3010Post-defense OLS and logits, 1986
    3011Literature search, ca. 1986

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    311Research material on acid rain, ca. 1984-1986
    312Research material on acid rain, ca. 1984-1986
    313Research material on acid rain, ca. 1984-1986
    314Literature on acid rain and other materials, ca. 1986
    315Thesis: The Political Economy of Acid Rain Control, 1986
    316Research and article ideas, 1986
    317Working Paper Series: The Political Economy of Acid Rain, 1987
    318Thesis: draft accepted by commerce review, 1986-1987

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    321How To Read An Applicant Resume, 1987
    322CATO Journal: The Political Economy of Acid Rain, 1987
    323Cost Differential to Replace OCLC with Inhouse System, 1988
    324LUIS/DORIS presentation, 1988
    325For free or fee?, 1988
    326Formula study for D. Maxwell, 1988
    327Local access to IAC databases, April 1989
    328Chapter for Advances in Library Automation and Networking, 1989
    329Analysis on salary residuals, 1989

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    331Faculty status, determinants of librarian salaries and the external cost of rent seeking, 1989
    332University productivity: effect of libraries on it, 1989
    333Library salaries: Paid what we're worth?, 1990
    334EDUCOM chapter, 1990
    335Faculty status for librarians, 1990

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    341Locally mounted databases at Clemson, 1990
    342The Two Part Nature of the Academic Market, 1990
    343Price of and demand for online information, 1990
    344Vendor user interest group panel, 1991
    345Locally Mounted Databases...Making Information as Close to Free as Possible, 1992
    346Impact of technology on quality of student effort, 1992
    347Agenda for Collection Development in the Electronic Age, 1992
    348Knowledge and Information, 1992
    349First Amendment Freedoms and the Have-Nots, undated
    3410Intellectual property and librarians' human capital, 1992
    3411Extending the online catalog: pricing of commercial databases, 1992

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    351Correspondence, papers (1 of 2), 1992-1994
    352Correspondence, papers (2 of 2), 1992-1994
    353A Comparison of Journal Subscription Costs (1), 1993
    354A Comparison of Journal Subscription Costs (2), 1993
    355Leading Your Own: A Technical Briefing on Management, 1993
    356CD-ROMs vs. locally mounted databases, 1993
    357Effects of Faculty Status for Librarians, 1993

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    361Matrix framework for selecting electronic alternatives, 1993
    362Shifting costs from users to library, 1993
    363Challenging the Infrastructure of Scholarly Publishing, 1993
    364Challenging the Infrastructure of Scholarly Publishing, 1994
    365The Next Dimension: Academic Library Assessment Factors, 1994
    366Library and Information Leadership Institute, 1994
    367Audubon Society talk, 1994
    368Virtual Library: virtual Reality or Virtual Hype?, 1994
    369University of Houston automation conference, 1994
    3610Re-engineering for the Virtual Library, 1994
    3611Benchmarks of quality, 1994
    3612Forum on scholarly publishing, 1994
    3613Roles for change, 1994

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    371The impending demise of traditional scholarly journals, 1994
    372Crawford visit, 1994
    373Beating Publisher Price Discrimination, 1995
    374EDUCOM '94: The promise of technology, 1995
    375"Focusing Library Vision on Educational Outcomes", 1995
    376"The Library in Scholarly Communication", 1995
    377Henderson Festschrift, 1995

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    381Regression final runs, 1995-1999
    382The Palladian Alliance, 1996
    383Economic Issues...and Perhaps Legal Ones as Well, 1996
    384Reaction to: O'Connor LIS faculty research, 1996
    385Identifying Over-Priced Journals, 1997
    386Cataloging in the future: a director's view, 1997
    387Choosing Our Futures panel, 1997
    388Surviving the Change (1 of 2), 1997

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    391Surviving the Change (2 of 2), 1997
    392Follow-up book ideas, 1997
    393Monopoly Power (1), 1996
    394Monopoly Power (2), 1996
    395"Monopoly Power and Electronic Journals", 1997
    396"Consortial Access Versus Ownership", 1997

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    401Seeking a Model for the Trinity Library, 1998
    402Consortial Access Versus Ownership, 1998
    403Consortial Access Versus Ownership, 1999
    404Scholarship's House of Cards or Why Journals Cost So Much, 1999
    405The Economics of Access versus Ownership, undated
    406What Authors Want, 1999
    407Mellon correspondence, 1999

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    411Mellon: final report preliminary drafts, ca. 1999
    412A Measure of the Impact of Tenure, 1999
    413A Strategy to Overcome the High Cost of Scholarly Literature, 2000
    414Palladian Alliance project, 2000
    415Beating Publisher Price Discrimination sales information, 2000
    416Beating Publisher Price Discrimination, 2000
    417Beating the price spiral, 2001
    418Alumni outreach by university libraries, 2001
    419Role of libraries, 2001

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    421A Tool to Assess Journal Price Discrimination, 2002
    422Value of tenure, 2003
    423Scholarly Communication and Technology project, 2003
    424Library Roles in Enhanced Environments for Teaching and Learning, 2006
    425Instructional Design, 2006
    426Ron Powell's conference study, 2008
     

    SERIES 8: Reviews, 1978-2007

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    This series contains research notes and copies of book and article reviews.

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    431Review: Butler and Hewitt reports, 1978
    432Review Matthews and class publications on OCLC, etc., 1980
    433Automating Acquisitions review, 1983
    434The economics of libraries, 1983
    435Review: Matthews, A Reader on Choosing Our Automated Library System, 1984
    436Review, "Management of Evaluation of Software Packages", 1985
    437Proposal and drafts on journal pricing, 1988
    438Efficient commons, 1993
    439Review - For the Good of the Order, 1994
    4310Declining profession? Librarian salaries, 1995
    4311Letters to editors, 1995
    4312Review of "The Idea of University", 1996
    4313Pre-publication reviews, 2007
     

    SERIES 9: Correspondence, general office files, 1977-2005

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    This small series is made up of general correspondence and office files.

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    441Correspondence, 1977-2005
    442Correspondence, 1989
    443Correspondence, 1992-1994
    444Correspondence, 1992-1994
    445K. L. Henderson - correspondence, 1995
    446Kingma, 1995
    447Varian, 1995
    448Crawford correspondence, 1995
    449Correspondence, 1996-1997
    4410Recommendation letters, 2000-2005

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    451Sample letters, 1983-1991
    442Chressanthis's work, 1995
    443ILL rates, 1993
    444Interest profile, professional surveys, 1991
    445Overheads, undated
    446Response: AveSAT, undated
    447Serial prices, 1989-1999
     

    SERIES 10: Audiovisual, 1993-1997

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    This small series consists of four videos of Meyer's presentations during the 1990s.

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    46MS346, Video 1: Palladian Alliance videoconference, September 19, 1996
    46MS346, Video 2: Trinity Today guest: Richard Meyer, Director of the Library, January 30, 1997
    46MS346, Video 3: Richard Meyer IAC, April 2, 1993
    46MS346, Video 4: Texas Council of State University Librarians and Texas Council of Community/Junior College Librarians - Annual Meeting Program, September 13, 1996
     

    SERIES 11: Plaques and certificates, 2000-2008

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    This small series contains a selection of Meyer's plaques, certificates, and awards.

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    47MS346, Plaque/Certificate 1: Regents Academic Committee on Libraries/University System of Georgia/certificate of appreciation to Richard W. Meyer, March 7, 2008
    47MS346, Plaque/Certificate 2: The Association for Library Collections and Technical Services/a division of the American Library Association/2002 Blackwell's Scholarship Award to Richard Meyer for his article "A Tool to Assess Journal Price Discrimination", June 17, 2002
    47MS346, Plaque/Certificate 3: Charles Beard lecture series/University of West Georgia/presented to Rich Meyers, guest lecturer/by Ingram Library, April 18, 2007
    47MS346, Plaque/Certificate 4: ACRL/K. G. Saur Award/Best article in college and research libraries/Richard W. Meyer, July 10, 2000
    47MS346, Plaque/Certificate 5: With appreciation/Richard Meyer/SOLINET board of directors, 2004-2007