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Thursday, November 7 • 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Between Two Nerds: Marketing Asks the Techies to Explain Stuff. Very Slowly.

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This session will explore how several thousand eBooks per year are handled on the back-end, in terms of production and metadata. The information will be presented from a technical perspective but moderated for a general audience, in an interview format.

Topics covered will include managing the production pipeline, distributing content internally and externally, quality assurance, metadata for libraries and retailers, and handling corrections. These are everyday workflow and policy matters made more challenging, interesting and topical due to the scale of the publishing program and the global network of employees involved.

The speakers will welcome questions and perspectives from our publishing, vendor and librarian colleagues throughout the session.


Jennifer Kemp

eProduct Manager, eBooks, Springer
Jennifer Kemp is Product Manager of eBooks at Springer in New York. Prior to joining Springer, she was a Publication Manager at Stanford University’s HighWire Press. Jennifer started her career as a librarian at IBM, where she spent several years in a variety of roles at the Watson... Read More →

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Ladd Brown

Head of Acquisitions, Virginia Tech
A lot of things have changed in the thirty-odd years Ladd has been in the library biz. Not being able to smoke at your desk in Tech Services anymore is one of the biggies.
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Alexander Brown

Corporate Communications Manager, Springer
Alex started with Springer in January 2012 and established the company’s first corporate communications/press office in the Americas, where he works to support various businesses through a mix of public relations, special projects and internal communications. Prior to Springer Alex... Read More →
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Meghan Dowell

Discovery Services Liaison & Manager Sales Operations, Americas, Springer
Meghan completed her MLIS from Long Island University in 2012. She is currently working at Springer as the Discovery Services Liaison and Sales Operations Manager for the Americas. When not traveling or teaching her cats to play fetch, Meghan moonlights as a reference librarian at... Read More →

Henry Krell

Vice President, Production U.S., Springer

Thursday November 7, 2013 3:15pm - 4:00pm EST
Citadel Green Room, Embassy Suites Historic District 337 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29403

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