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Thursday, November 7 • 11:30am - 12:15pm
What Content… Where? The Art of Selecting Course Content: Tools, Permissions, Analysis, and Where Librarians Fit In

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How do instructors choose which readings to assign for college level classes? The variety of materials and sources available to professors is mind-boggling. With research publication output increasing exponentially, where does one start a literature search and how does one filter out the noise? Are there helpful tools which enable collaboration with colleagues or facilitate recommendation by peers? Which formats are essential to today's academic workflow? Does the search start with a bookshelf or a database, with a search engine or a reference librarian? How does copyright status factor into the selection?
HighWire will moderate a panel discussion to consider how traditional course readers have changed. We'll ask professors to share their processes and go-to resources for the preparation and post-course analysis of class materials. We will also look under the hood of an online course materials platform to observe how students interact with assigned content, and how costs and delays may affect that behavior.
Librarians and others who work in the content delivery and consumption space, should bring their questions, issues, ideas and concerns and be prepared to gain valuable insight from the instructor perspective.


Joe Kelly

​Professor​, Department​ of English, ​Senator for the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, ​College of Charleston
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franny lee

GM and VP SIPX (Co-Founder), SIPX (ProQuest, Ex Libris)
Franny Lee is GM and VP ProQuest SIPX and leads the team.  Franny is dedicated to harnessing technology to make content, copyright and education more accessible and affordable. She is a frequent speaker and writer on the emerging issues at the intersection of campus needs, libraries... Read More →
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Bill Matthews

Director of Business Development, HighWire | Stanford University
Bill Matthews is responsible for the business development activities at HighWire including marketing, sales, and strategic partnership. In this role, Bill brings a well balanced pedigree of business practices to HighWire consisting of a consultative communication style, customer-focus... Read More →
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James ​Newhard

Professor and Chair of Classics, ​College of Charleston

Thursday November 7, 2013 11:30am - 12:15pm EST
Rutledge Room, Francis Marion Hotel 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403

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