Join us for an Oxford Union-style debate on the proposition "The traditional research library is dead." Rick Anderson will argue for the proposition, and Derek Law will argue against it. The debate will be conducted in general accordance with Oxford Union rules. All in the audience will vote their opinion on the resolution before the debate begins, and the vote totals will be recorded. Each speaker will offer a formal opening statement, followed by a response to each other's statements, and then we'll open the floor to discussion. At the conclusion of the debate, another vote will be taken. The winner of the debate is the one who caused the most audience members to change their votes. Members of the audience have an opportunity to make comments and pose questions as well. As with political discourse, this Oxford debate will contain the normal mix of misleading facts, half-truths and personal abuse. We will also encourage additional misinformation from the audience, so come prepared!