The Commission would like to thank those who graciously contributed their time, expertise,and insight toward making this report complete. We are especially grateful to the experts whoparticipated in our March 1 symposium, “The University Library in the 21
Robert Darnton, Director of the Harvard University Library.
Peter Jerram, Chief Executive Officer, PLoS.
Tom Leonard, University Librarian.
Peter Norvig, Director of Research, Google.
Pamela Samuelson, Richard M. Sherman Distinguished Professor of Law and Information; Co-Director, Berkeley Center for Law & Technology.
Kevin Starr, California State Librarian Emeritus. We would also like to thank the UC Berkeley administrators who spent a great deal of timeanswering questions from the Commission, particularly Tom Leonard, University Librarian;Beth Dupuis, Associate University Librarian; Bernie Hurley, Associate University Librarian;Elise Woods, Library CFO; Erin Gore, Associate Vice Chancellor and Campus CFO; andLaurent Heller, Budget Director.From the California Digital Library, Executive Director Laine Farley and Director of Collection Development Ivy Anderson generously spent time with the Commission to explainthe economics of licensing resources for the University of California system. We are grateful to the Graduate Assembly, the ASUC, the participants in Spring 2013 DeCalcourse “Student Commission on the Future of the Library,” and especially Natalie Gavello fortheir sustained and thoughtful communications with us throughout this process regardingthe students’ perspectives on the Library.Other groups that lent their time and expertise toward shaping this report include the Academic Senate Library Committee, the Executive Committee of the Librarians’ Associationof the University of California – Berkeley, and the Library Advisory Board.Finally, we thank Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost George Breslauer and Former Chairof the Academic Senate Christina Maslach for appointing the Commission and facilitating our work. Their decisive response to faculty concerns about the future of the Library has ensuredthat its high standards of excellence will be maintained.