2011 SSP Librarian Focus Group
SSP Librarian Focus Group

The 7th Annual SSP Librarian Focus Group "A Forum for Publishers and Librarians" In these troubled but dynamic times, the Society for Scholarly Publishing's ever popular "Librarian Focus Group" returns in 2011 with a panel of leading librarians from a range of institutions primed and ready to answer the questions publishers and vendors have for them. The digital future and continued economic turmoil will be at the forefront of discussion, but a range of other topics will also be covered, such as trends in pricing and licensing, the future of authentication, the challenges of electronic resource preservation, the state of "open access," and the growing interest in campus publishing. As books reach the digital tipping point and electronic journals continue to add more functionality, far-reaching decisions are being made by librarians in regard to their collections. The first "all electronic" libraries are becoming a reality and more efficient exchange mechanisms are developing to reduce duplication of collections. With double digit cuts in library budgets inevitable over the next few years, librarians are becoming increasingly radical in their reactions to price rises. Necessity is truly the mother of invention, and surprising new initiatives are being planned and executed within academic libraries - initiatives that publishers need to be aware of. In a proven formula, six librarians will take questions from moderators and participants on a range of themes during a full day of discussions. The panelists have been chosen for their wide ranging knowledge, and there will informal as well as formal opportunities for discussion. Space is limited, and registration is only open to members of the Society for Scholarly Publishing. The event takes place in Washington D.C. on the day before the meeting of the Association of American Publishers PSP 2011 Annual Conference begins. Organizers: *Kimberly Lutz, Assistant Director of Communications and External Relations, University Libraries, University of North Carolina Greensboro *Helen Atkins, Editorial Director, American Association for Cancer Research *Charles Watkinson, Director, Purdue University Press Confirmed Speakers Include: *Catherine Murray-Rust, Dean and Director of Libraries, Georgia Institute of Technology *Helen Josephine, Head Librarian, Terman Engineering Library, Stanford University
   

 

Details

February 1, 2011through February 1, 2011
American Geophysical Union
Washington, DC USA

Registration Options

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Main

Fee includes lunch:
Early Registration Member Fee before January 14: $249
Late Registration Member Fee after January 14: $299
Early Registration Non-member Fee before January 14: $299
Late Registration Member Fee after January 14: $349

Organizational Members Only

Fee includes lunch:
Early Registration Member Fee before January 14: $249
Late Registration Member Fee after January 14: $299
Early Registration Non-member Fee before January 14: $299
Late Registration Member Fee after January 14: $349


Events

Events for Tuesday, February 1, 2011 Date Time
Librarian Focus Group "A Forum for Publishers and Librarians" Feb 1, 2011 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
 
Catherine Murray-Rust, Georgia Institute of Technology
Helen Josephine, Terman Engineering Library, Stanford University
Emily McElroy, Oregon Health & Science University
Julia Ann Gammon, University of Akron
Bryan Skib, University of Michigan Libraries
Shawn Martin, University of Pennsylvania Libraries

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