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Friday, November 8 • 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Charleston Neapolitan: University Presses and Academic Libraries Demystified: A Conversation

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Picking up the thread from last year’s Charleston plenary on the past, present, and future of university presses, panelists will engage in a structured discussion designed to demystify the behind-the-scenes workings of presses and libraries and to chart the paths to successful service to the academic community.

Each panelist will open with a brief statement, “One Thing I Wish Everyone Knew About Publishers/Libraries.” Discussion of these key topics will follow:

  • Change is the Only Constant: What is something that is changing/revolutionizing your work? How does that affect your scholarly counterparts?

  • Open Access Material: What price access, and how does the question of tenure fit into this discussion? What works for your operation now? What are some possibilities for the future?

  • Money: What is the true cost of making books, as well as the true cost of buying those books? What resources do our operations need for true service that is also sustainable?

  • Two Sides of the Same Coin: Why do libraries and university presses still need each other? What is it that our counterparts do for us and for our operations?

This roundtable discussion will be followed by an open Q&A to engage with members of the audience.

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Leila Salisbury

Director, University Press of Mississippi
Leila W. Salisbury has been the director of the University Press of Mississippi (UPM) since 2008. Prior to her appointment, she was marketing director at the University Press of Kentucky, where she worked for fourteen years. At UPM, she is responsible for the overall direction and... Read More →


Peter Berkery

Executive Director, Association of American University Presses

Angela Carreño

Head of Collection Development, New York University Libraries
Angela M. Carreño is the Head of Collection Development for the Division of Libraries at New York University. Angela has led, coordinated and supported the expansive growth of licensed electronic resources at NYU since 2000. She is the primary licensing officer for the Division of... Read More →

Ellen Faran

Director Emerita of the MIT Press, Project Manager, UPScope
Ellen W. Faran recently retired as Director of the MIT Press and now does consulting work in publishing. She has over forty years’ experience in trade, professional and scholarly publishing; her previous employers include Houghton Mifflin; Farrar, Straus & Giroux; HarperCollins... Read More →

Fred Heath

Vice Provost and Director of Libraries, University of Texas at Austin

Friday November 8, 2013 4:30pm - 5:30pm EST
Gold Ballroom, Francis Marion Hotel 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403

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