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Friday, November 8 • 10:30am - 11:15am
Charleston Neapolitan: Content, Services and Space: The Future of the Library As Lines Blur

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Traditional roles of libraries, publishers, service providers, and even patrons are continually changing. Libraries increasingly take on functions previously managed by publishers—in some cases, by actually becoming traditional publishers, through the absorption of university press operations and the creation of IR-based journals, and in some cases by making direct investments in dissemination, by underwriting Open Access APCs. Librarians are expanding into learning, instructional design, software development and more, providing services around the world to a much wider range of patrons.  Meanwhile, patron driven initiatives are continue to alter the way libraries acquire content, giving rise to questions about how collections are built and how publisher business models are morphing. Content types are blurring. Textbooks, reference works, journals, books, audio, video, learning tools, lectures, primary sources and more are all fair game for course materials, often delivered via Learning Management Systems—bringing publishers and services into the space as well. Four industry veterans discuss this rapidly changing landscape, identifying key trends and key questions: What happens when libraries become publishers or service providers? How do we measure the success and value of patrons as selectors? What role does discovery play in the modern library? How can subscription content best be leveraged in the classroom? How can pricing be more visible to all? How can assessment help instructors and libraries make better-informed decisions? If these overlapping trends continue, they bring with them interesting possibilities for the shifting nature of the library and for a new understanding of what it means to "publish." Come prepared with your own examples of the changing nature of education. Will the library of the future be the disruptor or the disrupted?

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David Parker

VP, Editorial & Licensing, Alexander Street a ProQuest Company
David Parker is VP Editorial and Licensing for Alexander Street – the leading provider of video, multi-media databases and unique, curated content to the global university library market. Prior to his role with Alexander Street, David founded Business Expert Press and served as... Read More →

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Rick Anderson

Assoc. Dean for Collections & Schol Comm, University of Utah

Nancy Gibbs

Head, Acquisitions Department, Duke University Libraries
Nancy Gibbs is head of Acquisitions at Duke University Libraries, The department is responsible for ordering all monographs, serials, periodicals and electronic resources and orders, receives, and catalogs non-Roman language materials. She has held positions at Penn State University... Read More →
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Stephen Rhind-Tutt

President, Alexander Street Press
Rhind-Tutt has worked in electronic publishing for libraries for more than 27 years. Before co-founding Alexander Street Press in 2000, he worked for Gale, Proquest/Chadwyck-Healey, and SilverPlatter in a number of different roles. During that time he was responsible for the creation... Read More →
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Heather Staines

Head of Partnerships, MIT Knowledge Futures Group
Heather Staines is Head of Partnerships for the Knowledge Futures Group, building open source infrastructure for publishers and libraries. Her previous roles include positions at Hypothesis, Proquest, SIPX (formerly the Stanford Intellectual Property Exchange), Springer SBM, and Greenwood... Read More →

Friday November 8, 2013 10:30am - 11:15am EST
Colonial Ballroom, Francis Marion Hotel 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403

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