This event has ended. View the official site or create your own event → Check it out
This event has ended. Create your own

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

Sign up or log in to save this to your schedule and see who's attending!


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?

avatar for David Parker

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 the President of Business Expert Press and its sister company, Momentum Press. BEP and MP specialize in applied, concise ebooks for advanced business and engineering... Read More →

avatar for Rick Anderson

Rick Anderson

Associate Dean for Collections & Scholarly Communication, University of Utah
Rick Anderson is Associate Dean for Scholarly Resources & Collections in the J. Willard Marriott Library at the University of Utah. He earned his B.S. and M.L.I.S. degrees at Brigham Young University, and has worked previously as a bibliographer for YBP, Inc., as Head Acquisitions Librarian for the University of North Carolina, Greensboro and as Director of Resource Acquisition at the University of Nevada, Reno. He serves on numerous editorial... Read More →

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 Libraries as a Reference Librarian and Head of Personnel; Auburn University as a Humanities Cataloger and Approval Plan Librarian; and at North Carolina State... Read More →
avatar for Stephen Rhind-Tutt

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 or development of more than 400 different products serving a wide range of libraries.
avatar for Heather Staines

Heather Staines

Director Publisher and Content Strategy, ProQuest SIPX
I'm passionate about online learning, publisher and library technology, and wearables!

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

Attendees (180)